I don't know Andrew but I do enjoy his blog. I like the versatility with which he writes~ sharing his artwork and tidbits about his life...he comes through as an interesting, talented and compassionate man, and if his food tastes even half as good as it looks I want to kidnap him and lock him in my kitchen. I'm only kidding. My floor plan is open so that wouldn't really work. I'd actually just chain him to the stove.
Huh. I sort of sound like a Backwards Redneck Medievalist. I'm not though. I mean he would be allowed to wear shoes. He'd even have access to a custom leather barstool in which to rest between preparing scrumptious meals. What? It isn't like I expect him to get pregnant.
I truly admire the grace with which Andrew is handling this very difficult experience. His positive attitude and courage are reminders of the magic of faith, and if we could bottle his up he would no longer need to worry about medical bills. But we can't and he does. I don't know many (if any) fellow self employed artists who can afford medical insurance, especially when our livelihoods depend solely on the discretionary income of others in an economy that is basically kicking everyone in the shin.
I'd like to help Andrew. There are genius people hosting auctions on their blogs to raise money, and if it's okay with you guys I am going to copycat that.
Remember these beads?
There are 25 silver glass bumpy beads in the collection. Surprisingly the strand is lightweight enough that you could simply restring and add a clasp for an amazingly gorgeous necklace~ or you could break them up for many different creations. There are 3 large tapered bicone focals and a variety of accents. The photos really do no justice to the color shift. Imagine fuschia to gold to turquoise like on that front focal. And for you seed beaders, the peacock lusters you can also somewhat see in the photo are a perfect match for ANY of the peacock finishes you have tucked away in your stash.
OPENING BID IS $50.
If you'd like to have them, please leave a comment including the amount of your bid.
100% of the proceeds will go to Andrew.
Bidding will close on Monday, October 25th at noon.
Y'all are awesome sauce. Did I mention that before?
Because you are. Awesome Sauce.