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 of YOU
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
DreamCatchers Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary
Habitat for Humanity
Doctors without Borders
Stand up 2 Cancer
Animal Humane Society
St Judes Hospital
Nothing but Nets
United Nations Foundation
International Rescue Committee
Make a Wish Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Native American Heritage Association
The Prince's Trust
Clinton Foundation UNICEF
Andre Agassi Foundation
M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation
Give Back Hollywood
Barbra Streisand CrowdRise Team for Women's Heart Center
The Trevor Project
American Red Cross
Feed A Child 2012
Team Tre: Sickle Cell Disease
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation,
Reader to Reader,
Native American Heritage Association,
American Cancer Society,
Cure Epilepsy Campaign,
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
AND MANY MORE!
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!"
Along with 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".