Sometimes you meet unexpected friends and then you find out they have a gift of such creativity that it blows you away. Such is Lana's gift and she has decided to share her gift with us to raise money for Reeds of Hope. 100% of the proceeds will go to support Reeds of Hope. I feel quite humbled by the work she has done for this auction, it is incredible. Please check it out. Here is from a blog post she wrote as she introduced the inspiration behind this project.
It is the character-filled tarnish that is acquired by precious surfaces as they age: patina; the accumulated changes of texture and colour, signifying the natural, even unavoidable, experience of life. Patina is a thing of beauty - proof that life has indeed had an impact over time. Look closely at the fine lines, the discoloration, the imperfections. What stories they tell!
I am thrilled to tell you more about a project I have been working on for the last many weeks. I am creating a fairy tale set inspired by a lovely group of vintage, foundling and handcrafted items. Each item has a story to tell, its own unique patina. It is up to us to take the time to appreciate the items' uniqueness, their flaws and their allure in order to learn their stories....
The story of the Congo is deep, intricate and tragic. And yet, the indelible impact of that story has left the most beautiful patina on the country and its people.
Here are two posts about the auction from Emily Moon Dolls- http://www.emilymoondolls.com/blog/2013/5/30/once-upon-a-time
The site where you can bid is here (bidding starts June 12 at 10 am EDT)-
Thank you, Emily Moon Dolls, for your love and support of the vulnerable children in eastern DRC.