That’s a quick cell phone snap… not the best photo… I was heading out the door to take my art up to the YWCA (show opens next week) and remembered that I was supposed to bring 5×7’s to donate for the silent auction. Like oh… do I have any 5×7’s that have not been already matted for framing? No… but I have larger drawings still waiting to be matted, just pick one and slice it up, eh?
The cool thing about this pair of 5×7 drawings, cut from the same piece, is that it does not matter which one goes on the left… the drawing “flows” from one piece to the next from BOTH sides. Since I did not draw it with the intention of slicing it into smaller drawings, that hit me like wow, totally not planned.
I love artsy surprises.
I titled them “Think” and “Think Again” because they go together and I have been doing a lot of that lately… started the year playing mental ping-pong: yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, no, no… and decided to stop thinking about everything… just roll with what comes.
Now, six months later, what am I doing? Thinking again.
A share for our local YWCA. I donate because their housing programs help homeless women and women at risk of homelessness (with or without children) right here in Youngstown, Ohio.
The juried “Women Artists: A Celebration!” show is an annual fundraiser for a worthy cause that attracts a nice crowd of art collectors and benefactors. It is very well presented. The donation display is like a show within a show.
Last year was the first year of including donated 5×7 art and most of the art donated was from local artists and/or artists known by someone on the art committee. They were amazed to receive a donation from an artist in Chicago, so I think it would be really cool and totally blow their minds if donated art arrives from all over everywhere. So, feel free to share!
NOTE: Here is the call for donations as a pdf for easy printing: 5X7 Artwork Donation
Laundry Day Drawing
Chopped drawing takes a spin,
A heavy hand with a dark line.
Who is afraid of color?
Push the mood to match the mind.
It is only paper,
Sweet blessed cotton,
So what if it comes out sad,
If artistic skills are rotten?
It is just paper,
Disposable, biodegradable rag,
Scratched in stubby pencil
By the hands of this old hag.