As always, some fantastic ideas were shared, but this week’s features all share a common theme. One thing I love about crafters, artists, and creative people is the willingness to share those talents for good causes. I always love “crafting for a cause” and will be looking for more opportunities to do so in 2012.
Mary, aka “Mrs. Redo” shared a project that still has me emotional because I know someone who’s been affected by the cause she and her family have crafted for: Domestic Violence.
You can visit her blog to learn more about “Operation Comfort Doll” , dolls made to give women in shelters escaping from Domestic Violence. Each doll comes with this note:
"I am a Comfort Doll. I was made especially for youby a woman's heart and hands who cares.When you need strength or just a smile,hold me and feel the love I send.Like me, you are unique, worthy, beautiful,and deserve all good things in life.You have the strength within yourself to be extraordinary.Find the strength and shine!Comfort Dolls - created with our hands -given with our hearts."
I know that in times of sadness, creating something has been healing for me. Karin, over at Art Is Beauty, recently had a dear friend of hers lose a brother to suicide. Turning this tragedy into something healing, the family started a suicide prevention awareness foundation in his name. Karin created this beautiful piece of art that will be part of an auction to raise money for this foundation:
Now where did I put my tights and cape?