December 16, 2012

Let's make a difference, k?


There are 2 ways I'm going to remember the holidays this year.  The first is with love for the children and heroes whose lights were extinguished too soon.  My heart breaks for those this tragedy has left behind, yet I know there is nothing I can say to assuage their pain.  There is nothing anyone can say.  I lift them to God and beg the comfort that only He can give, that the light of His love will break through the darkness in which they must find themselves.

I've been searching for a way to feel empowered in spite of my sadness, to do something that will have a positive impact in at least one life.  I found something special while surfing facebook, and I want to share it with y'all.

If you've been around the beading arts world for any length of time, you are likely already familiar with The Jade Dog.  Darcy is a prolific artist creating beautifully intricate and unique beaded designs.  In spite of the fact that her designs can vary greatly in end results, she has an identifiable style in the feeling of her body of work.

She has set an incredible goal for herself, to bead a full body mannequin, and she needs our help to achieve this dream.

Kickstarter is a funding program for creatives, a place to put your idea out there so that the public can learn about you and offer financial backing for your project.  A project must be fully backed before anyone is charged for a pledge, no matter the amount.

Darcy has put together a wonderful presentation about her project, and with 6 days left she is sitting at $1630 toward her needed amount of $3000.

There are 362 followers of this blog.  If 270 of us donate just $5, Darcy will be fully funded to move forward in pursuit of one of her dreams.

It's a small thing to do that will impact a true artisan's life, but in the end will also result in beauty being added to a world that needs it.

Please check out her presentation, and if it is where you can donate any amount, please follow THIS LINK.

This Christmas help me give Darcy the gift of faith, of believing in and supporting her creative journey.

Together we CAN make a difference.



I hope this season finds you wrapped in joy with the ones you love.


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