One of the things that kept me busier than usual these past few months was co-chairing a charity event for the American Red Cross. Like a lot of these events, ours also included a live and silent auction.
While I was helping to pull together auction items I remembered that last fall there had been a mulitple home fire in our area. This fire affected five families and some of those families had elementary aged children. The Red Cross responds to every home fire and I thought it would be meaningful and logical to approach the elementary school that these children attended and ask them to contribute an art project. They enthusiastically agreed and the resulting artwork was absolutely incredible.
Kid's art is usually so colorful and pure and these pieces were no exception. There was definitely a heart theme going on here and each painting evoked a feeling of hope and gratitude. I thought what better place to show them off and share them with others than here on BeColorful.
Approximately twenty five fifth grade artists participated in this project. A few of pieces were stand alone and frameable.
But what to do with all the other paintings? There were elements in each and every one of them that were unique and noteworthy. So I decided to cut the remaining pieces up and take selections from each of them and incorporate into a larger collaged canvas.
The cut out images were applied to a 40x40 canvas that I had painted red.
The overall look was colorful and dramatic but it is when you look closer that you notice all the fabulous details that are so wonderfully uplifting.
There were four art pieces that were auctioned off at our Red Boa Ball and we raised almost $1500 from these four items!
Kid's art must make others happy also. Thank you so much to the fifth graders and staff at Hiawatha Elementary School for contributing to our Red Boa Ball and helping the American Red Cross in such a significant way!
Red Boa Ball 2015