Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Presentation of Donation Checks

In Feb 2010 we presented The American Cancer Society and Encore Plus (Binghamton YWCA) each with a check for $2,900! Thank you to everyone who was involved with the project! Accepting the check in behalf of the American Cancer Society is Joan Ticknor. Crystal Lown, Encore Plus program coordinator and her issistant Kathleen Haggerty accepted for Encore Plus.

Picture with all four of us (left to right): Kathleen, Crystal, Louise and Joan.

Monday, May 3, 2010

#105 "The Flowers Left Behind"

#105 Venessa Budetti of Newburgh, NY

“The Flowers Left Behind”

Embellishments & Technique: Painted inside of bra and outside covered with fabric.

Artist’s Statement: This is created in memory of my cousin, Karen Mitchell. She was an avid gardener and quilter. She died at age 52 of breast cancer. I went through her fabric stash and found these little yo-yo’s that she had completed. There weren’t many, but I have saved them for several years. They remind me of the flowers she grew and loved. They are now the flowers Karen left behind.