November 22, 2010
I am 1 of 10 Artists from across the United States that will participate in a collaborative effort to raise money for homeless Veterans. This fantastic idea is from the heart of Carrie Joy Byrnes, a lovely artist who is inspiring and spiritually uplifting! Her charity, Veteran's Leadership Council Cares , will benefit from the sale of the painting once it has made its rounds...each artist contributing 7 painted squares.
The original photograph- "14-yr. old striker, Fola La Follette, and Rose Livingston" circa 1910 and 1915 is located in The Library of Congress.
Carrie Joy transferred the photo to canvas, squared it off, painted her 7 squares and sent it off on its journey. I am so honored to be a part of this special project and look forward to contributing once it has made its way to me.
A lovely idea, a wonderful opportunity and the chance to make a difference! How awesome is that!
Posted by Leslie Rubio at 10:22 PM