When I began to create art works, it was an experiment in healing; one that worked! I discovered that when I would immerse myself in creativity, my right brain would cease to realize the excruciating pain in my body for a while.
I began to create after suffering a mild stroke, back in 2011. My "other half" decided to go shopping for art supplies and insisted that I try my hand, the one that was still "working", and experiment!
To date, I am delighted to report that through my creative endeavors, I have been able to donate to many wonderful charitable organizations, on a weekly basis, resulting from sales on ART4GOOD Auctions!
I'd like to take a moment to THANK YOU for supporting both my visual art works on auction and the ART2Wear Collectible Jewelry!
Because YOU love what I do
I have been able to donate proceeds to the following list of charities these past two years:
- Conservation Lands Foundation
- Shakira¿s Barefoot Foundation
- DNA Foundation
- DreamCatchers Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary
- Habitat for Humanity
- Feeding America
- Doctors without Borders
- Stand up 2 Cancer
- Animal Humane Society
- Amnesty International
- Autism Speaks
- St Judes Hospital
- Nothing but Nets
- United Nations Foundation
- International Rescue Committee
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
- ONE Campaign
- Native American Heritage Association
- The Prince's Trust
- Clinton Foundation UNICEF
- Andre Agassi Foundation
- M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation
- Lupus LA
- Give Back Hollywood
- Barbra Streisand CrowdRise Team for Women's Heart Center
- The Trevor Project
- American Red Cross
- Project Arrowhead
- Feed A Child 2012
- Enough Project
- Team Tre: Sickle Cell Disease
- Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation,
- Wounded Warriors,
- Reader to Reader,
- Native American Heritage Association,
- American Cancer Society,
- Cure Epilepsy Campaign,
- Operation Respect,
- BDPA NY Scholarship,
- Imagine Scholar Inc,
- Will Ferrell's Cancer For College Campaign,
- Edward Norton's Maasai Wilderness Campaign
- Jason Bateman's City Year Campaign
So, where did it all begin? Who is "THE ARTIST"...in me?
You are never too old to learn something new! Although my background and successes throughout my career are primarily those that required the "Art of Visualization and Organization", I guess I am best quoted for saying two things relevant to the ARTS of all genres: "It is always the creative ones who truly change the world..Let's ROCK"...and "What you truly believe and perceive you can achieve; but it takes a lot of focus, due diligence and hard work!"
Not unlike Michael Jackson, Lady Ga Ga, and millions of others, I suffer from SLE/LUPUS. A crippling disease, my spirit and determination has never ceased from giving back to charities that I care about. I am a dedicated "VOLUNTEER" with a mission to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke" via all of the growing interactive programs likes The Artist In You TV channel, The Artist In You Blog, and acts as Founding Chairperson and CEO of ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc., !! See more here: http://www.art4goodfoundation.com/our-mission/
Previously recognized in the Global Who's Who of World Business Leaders, Awarded Professional Person of the Year and now in the Hall of Fame in Cambridge Who's Who for leadership in philanthropic branding and marketing, last year I was also awarded Woman Of the Year in the category of "Greatest Minds of the 21st Century".