Monday, August 24, 2009

charmed

A few sleeps ago, I participated in an Altered Charm Swap hosted by Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. My Muse was not guiding me and it was closing in on the deadline. All in one day, I received three emails about friends diagnosed with breast cancer. That did it. I marched on over to my studio, cut apart bras and garters, gathered pink beads and began to create with a fury about this disease that continues to arrive uninvited and unannounced in the beautiful bodies of my girlfriends. I mailed them off, later receiving my swapped charms of art and forgot all about it, until this morning when I get an email saying CONGRATULATIONS for making the final cut. ? WHAT? Yep, out of 2000 charms, 64 were chosen to be published in this months issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors, page 53, I am #26, the beaded garter closure.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Of course you would be selected, #26! Isn't it amazing how pain can lead to passion?

AmitiƩs, m

Halliehoop said...

Passion and pain= ART. Good for you!

Hashi said...

Wonderful.

Kim Mailhot said...

Very cool that these little treasures would be chosen, Miss Deb. They have a lot of strength in their little presense...an offering support and connection to the struggle to continue to live well when this evil rears its head.
Brava !

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

That is so wonderful! I really like the symbolism of the support clip for the garter and the support you give your girlfriends.

Thank you so much for the info on the Antique Show. I am excited!!

Hugs,
Teresa

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Well, I was going to say of course yours would be selected...but someone beat me to it...but I must say...of course yours would be selected! They are perfect! Art from the heart is the very best! Thank you for creating such beautiful charms!

Meri said...

Bravo! The healing energy in your charms is spreading out into the world.

Approachable Art said...

You completely rock. Congrats on your selection!!!