Archive for April, 2009

Countdown to Collage Mania: Just 5 days away

Dusk by Carol Larson
In honor of my Dad, a 3 time survivor

Collage Mania, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, opens Tuesday, May 5. You can now preview all 383 collages by 161 artists from around the world here.

Sugarland’s Overlook #2 by Nellie Bass Durand
In memory of my friend, June Bagwell

Of course 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the ACS with an immediate electronic receipt.  All collages are available on a first-come/first-serve basis, so be sure to read over the directions before Tuesday, May 5.

Aurora Bora Luna by Lorri L. Chambers
In honor of my husband and friends fighting cancer

If you have any questions or need special accommodations to participate in Collage Mania, please ask now as May 5 – 7 will be wild and crazy!


04 2009

Collage Mania Preview OPEN today!

Prayer Flag 
by Ann S. Miller
In honor of Judy, friend and survivor

Three hundred and eighty-three original artworks of Collage Mania 2009 are now up here.  All artwork will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis on May 5 -7.The directions on how to participate as a patron in this three-day art extravaganza are here.


Paper and Bookcloth and Beads, Oh My! by Sarah Mueller
In memory of my daughter, Katie, who lost her battle with leukemia in 1999

An $80 minimum donation is required May 5 and $40 required on May 6 and 7.  Of course since this is a fundraiser, patrons are encouraged to donate a bit more if they are able.  


How to Take a Walk by Lesley Riley
In memory of my mother, June Jackson

Thanks go to the 161 artists from around the world who have donated the artwork to make Collage Mania 2009 possible.  Donations for artwork are given directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Donors receive an immediate electronic receipt from the ACS.

This is Fiberart For A Cause’s last big fundraiser.  Our goal is to raise at least $20,000.  We have already donated over $170,000 to the American Cancer Society.


04 2009

Inspiration for Tuesday, April 28 – 2009


It’s a happy day when I start cutting my own fresh flowers every day.  My friend Phyllis Moore gave me some flowers from her garden in this elegant little mustard jar and I choose it many times over fancier vases.  I planted a variety of daffodils so when one variethy is on the wane, another is blooming and another is just starting up out of the ground.  The ones just opening are very fragrant and more ruffled than these.

Nature Report:  The plants turned out to be bluebells; the bleeding hearts and tulips are just starting.  The robins are finally building nests instead of attacking our windows; the hummingbird feeder is up.  I have heard wrens, but not seen them. The cedar waxwings cleaned off the viburnum berries, but left the ornamental crabapples.  The creek has a pair of geese and I saw a small heron fly over early one morning.  It’s 40 degrees and windy, but Spring is here.


04 2009

Collage Mania Showcase – Send a Message

Strength by Larkin Jean Van Horn

With 384 collages to choose from, it is hard to choose just a few to showcase.  But never fear!  Collage Mania Preview opens Wednesday, April 29 with all of the collages available for you to study.  Karen Stiehl Osborn has set up the pages with ten collages per page; just the right number to load quickly.  


Bird in tree with leaves asking for PEACE by
 Joanell Connolly
thinking of past and present

You will have plenty of time to make your shopping list, read over the directions, and ask any questions you may have before Collage Mania opens on May 5.  All collages will be available May 5 for a minimum $80 donation.  On May 6 and 7, $40 is the minimum donation.  If you are able, please consider donating a bit more since this is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Journaling Forgiveness 5 by Karen Presser
In memory of Emily Lasser, friend 

100% of the proceeds from Collage Mania are donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.  My thanks to the 161 generous artists who donated the Collage Mania artwork.


Believe by Grace Howes
In honour of my Aunt Cynthia 

Our goal is to wrap up Fiberart For A Cause with at least another $20,000 raised for the ACS.  Fiber artists and patrons have already donated over $170,000.


04 2009

Collage Mania Preview – One Week Away!

Home Again by Allison Brown-Cestero
In memory of my mom, Maritza Cestero de Brown 

The Collage Mania Preview of all 384 collages will open on Wednesday, April 29.  This gives you six days to make your shopping list before Collage Mania opens at 10 a.m. CST on May 5.  

A Nest to Call Home by Marka Harwell-Bentley
In memory of my dear friend, Sharon Myers

Here are all the details on how Collage Mania works and how you can acquire your favorite one-of-a-kind artwork.  All collages contain some fiber and are finished or mounted to 8×10″ and ready for framing.

Home by Nikki Wheeler

The minimum donation on May 5 is $80 and $40 on May 6 and 7.  Of course since this is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, feel free to donate a bit more if you are able.  

House of Cards I by Jennifer Solon
In memory of my Dad, Jim White

Our goal is $20,000 in three days.

Mini Rooftops by Mathea Daunheimer
In memory of those whose fight has ended  and in honor to those for whom the fight continues.

Fiberart For A Cause has donated over $170,000 to the American Cancer Society due to the generosity of fiber artists and their patrons.

Crazy Town by Inge Reinholdt


04 2009