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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Art for charity

Stopping to Smell the Flowers
© Sharon Whitley
painted from a PMP photo by Debbie Byess

Today's blog post is all about spreading the word about the Eight by Eight project which is a call to artists, crafters, photographers etc to donate a 8x8" piece of work in aid of Camille's Appeal , a charity which supports children 0-5 with brain tumours and their families.  In the UK these children will have multiple treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation which can make their lives very difficult.  The appeal aims to help those families live as normal a life as possible.  

I thought this was a wonderful idea and have donated the 8x8" watercolour above, which reminds me of when I was a child and used to love exploring nature, smelling flowers and collecting treasures - childhood experiences which are sadly lacking for some children in today's society.

The call to artists is as follows...
The eightbyeight Project are inviting donations of 8×8” sized work (or small 3D creations) to take pride of place in our exhibition in support of Camille’s Appeal, the children’s brain tumour charity.
We are seeking diverse and exciting donations from professional, non-professional and student artists, painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, digital artists, paper crafters, those working with yarn and textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, small sculpture, etc inspired by the exhibition theme, ‘Childhood Explored’.
Through coming together as creatives, we hope to raise the profile, and improve the lives of young children with brain tumours and their families.
If you’re creative, why not “create and donate to 8 by 8.”
If you can't donate a piece of artwork, then please spread the word through your blog/facebook page so artists/photographers and the like can find it or why not get a lovely piece of art in return for supporting the project.
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. A very sweet painting, Sharon!
    Now I must rack my brain to think of something for Childhood Explored. :)

  2. Such a wonderful event! Love your painting, Sharon.

  3. What a beautiful painting! The colors are so appealing. Sounds like a great event to be involved in.


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