A wonderful event is taking place in March, organized by some internet arty friends of mine, and in memory of a terrific man John Macrae, husband of Barbara 'Sparkles'.... and to help raise money for Macmillan.
Please take a look at the blog/website of 'Hugbinders' for all the details on a fabulous book workshop and raffle that is being held.
Macmillan is a cause dear to my heart. My own dad suffered from terminal cancer and during his last few months of life my mom, sister and I made the decision to care for him at home. He was bedridden, on an oxygen machine and semi comatose so it was a huge and stressful undertaking but we seriously could not have done it without the daily help from visiting Macmillan Nurses. These Nurses were a godsend and total rocks that not only gave assistance to my dad, but support and guidence to us all and often went above and beyond their duties to help us out....and do so for every cancer patient and their families across this country. To say the are angels is an understatement!
Dad is now gone but we have continued to show our gratitude to Macmillan by raising funds as and when possible, in particular by participating in the annual Big Coffee Morning and when I heard of the Hugbinders event I was also keen to play a part.
I sadly can't do the workshop but have agreed to donate a piece of artwork to the raffle.
'The Blue Balloon' is a one-off original Tatty Button pencil sketch incorporating a blue balloon to represent the Hugbinders own symbol. It will come with a mountboard frame but no actual picture hanging frame (to keep postage costs down and enable the winner to frame it to their own requirements) and is approx 16x20 inches in size. This picture is unique and will only be available as a prize by purchasing a Hugbinders raffle ticket. It will not be copied or be available at any future time for sale....and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.
This photo above doesn't really do the picture justice as the original is much darker in colour. Please also note that the above image is shown without the mountboard frame and the original will not have the copyright wording all over it :) !
(ivory mountboard frame to give overall size to fit a picture frame 20 x 16 inches!
There are many other wonderful prizes up for grabs for the art and craft enthusiast...and at just £1 a ticket you could win something to treasure, while helping a fantastic cause.