fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Saturday, March 12, 2011

the soul's kite

Ever just been so completely inspired by a cause?  
Well, I am....and when I feel that way every part of me wanted to support it!  

Julie writes the most beautiful blog, The Eyes Of My Eyes Are Opened,  about her family, created through Ethiopian adoption.  Not only that, her family is raising  big time $$$$ for a school in Ethiopia.   It is best to just visit her here and see the amazing work being done for yourself.  

The fundraiser is for the most ambitious task of building an Ethiopian school.  Even before I heard the school's name..."Tesfa" (apart of Tessa's Ethiopian name Tesfanesh) I knew I wanted to be able to contribute in some way.  

Art for me is about connection. Connecting to a subject, an issue and idea....and communicating it through my soul.  Here I have used Julie's imagery from the kite piece she wrote about her daughter.  When I read it I just knew I had to create these paintings....and I love them.
 click to the link of the article that inspired these here!  How To Fly A Kite    



Both paintings have Julie's original photo's (done with an image transfer) of her daughter and her kite, 
as well as Julie's powerful words incorporated into the works-
"Sometimes a kite is just a kite, but sometimes the wind changes, and a butterfly can get caught in a difficult spot. As that continues to happen, we’ll just have to wait patiently for the wind to die down."
The kite is a part of her soul.  Can she hang on? When does she let go?  how will the kite be released?  Only she knows.




Here Julie's daughter, is between her two worlds.  She is holding the kite that is caught in the Ethiopian acacia tree, representing the soul, the emotions from the past, from Ethiopia.  The acacia tree's roots are sprawling and like an umbilical cord connecting her to her homeland, birth family and forever family.


This is my way of giving to a cause I love.   Please do consider giving to this amazing event.  It is a fundraiser that will touch the lives of so many, many Ethiopian children through education and lift them up for a brighter future.  What could be better?
  Just click the link below and find a way to give....I know you can do it!
Tesfa- Ethiopia Reads Fundraiser!

17 comments:

Julie said...

Total ugly cry over here on the west coast. You are a beautiful person, and a beautiful artist. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Cindy said...

This is just beautiful! What an amazing thing to do for such a GREAT cause.

il panettiere... said...

Those are beautiful. Where I am from, with your kind of art work, you would be deemed a "Wild Woman."

Beautiful work, Wild Woman.

Mrs_Thielke said...

Beautiful artwork...amazing. And for SUCH a great cause!

Claudia said...

oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS.

Claudia said...

oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS.

scooping it up said...

teary-eyed over here. beautiful.

eangeli said...

Breathtaking! I have no adequate words. Thank you!

ssaylor said...

these are incredible.

Julie said...

Just looking at these one more time before going to bed. So incredibly touched by this.

The Lost Planetista said...

I'm stammering to find something intelligent to say other than "WOWZERS!" Love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bridget said...

seriously. amazing.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Your artwork is amazing. Really gorgeous and emotional.

I don't know if I asked you this already, but I would be honored if you would participate in my community art project. I can extend the date for you since I'm just now asking you...
http://acommunityartproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/project.html

Marla said...

Thank you for posting this information. You are one talented lady. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Shannon- said...

totally made me sob. beautiful. absolutely beautiful!

Ted and Lori said...

Amazing work. I love your work.

AnnMarie & Nick said...

I don't know how I missed this... I LOVE THESE:)

Thank you for visiting the fiddlehead report!