You know there's only a little difference in the placement of letters between sacred and scared . . . creating and sharing something this close to my heart is both/and.
Gypsy Rose by Denise Daffara
Painted using the Color of Woman Method.
May you find
not scared enough to
not take action.
love Denise xo
In December 2013, I donated this painting to a Women's Shelter as a token of love and hope for them.
Over the weekend I had several paintings in an exhibition "ART FROM THE HEART" for The Lady Musgrave Trust. Even though my exhibited pieces didn't sell. I am happy to say my donated painted sold, raising $1,000 which will go towards accommodation and support for young women in need.
A message from the President to those attending the auction and exhibition.
Your contribution to this weekend event will enable us to further our work in providing accommodation and support for young women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless..
I LOVE this message in the catalogue by the Arts Minister
Art has the power to transform lives and bring positive change to individuals and communities . . .
I wholeheartedly believe this to be true. I am also donating a painting to a local Women's Shelter on the Sunshine Coast, because I believe in the power and love behind the art. I'll share more on that in another post.
I'm a great believer in giving back, and especially to those who are much less fortunate than myself. So this week I begin a new initiative on my website, whereby I will donate 10% of my print sales to a charity of the buyers choice. I have chosen four that I particularly like, sunnykids.org.au, kiva.org, CAREaustralia.org.au and the Salvos.org.au but I am open to suggestions of others.
I have contacted a few of them, and received very positive feedback, and some need various paperwork to be completed before a logo can be displayed. Being a creative type, I loathe paperwork, but for this good cause, I am willing to go the distance.
See my shop page for more details.
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“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”