Would you like to receive an art kit made up of decorated papers from my mighty stash?
You can receive an art kit as my sincere and free thank-you if you donate to Art For Aid!
Read about the work of this organisation and learn how you can donate:
My Art My Aid
I am donating my Stash-Bust art kits this winter to any of my readers who makes a small donation to help buy mylar blankets through the Art For Aid organisation. The blankets will be sent to remote First Nations communities in Canada where substandard housing is all-too common and proper heating extremely difficult to achieve. You can help FN communities bust the cold this winter!
The kits I have assembled ( with help from two artist friends) come in small, medium or large sizes depending on the number of pieces included. Each kit contains a selection of (almost all) my own decorated papers along with an occasional printed and/or stitched textile, made in various ways and for various purposes: ecoprints, paste paper, inkjet prints, etchings, watercolours, paint/stitch trials, painty-doodle-experiments. Every item in every kit is unique. They are priced at $5, $10 or $15 each depending on the number of papers in the kit: 10, 20 or 30 items. Here is a photo of some of the kits:
You can use the kit contents for many of your fave mixed media art projects. How about for collage, Artist Books, origami, journal pages, hanging scrolls, ATCs, Round Robins, Exquisite Corpse projects, Mail-Art?…Mix and match the kit contents with your own supplies…use the papers as art-starters or prompts for your own work… swap kit items with a friend…buy a few kits to use as supplies for your own workshops or for a Play Day with artist buddies…check out paint and colour effects and see if they inspire you to try your own…make up kits of your own from your own Hallowed Stash!
How do you get your kit?
Better hurry – I have made up 36 kits for this round. (But if the project goes well, I will make more – the stash has barely a dent in it…)
This is how it works for you to receive your kit:
You donate by going to Art For Aid site.
You reserve your kit by telling me what amount you plan to donate and what size of kit you’d like ( kit quantities are limited)
Then you confirm your donation by emailing me when you have donated; at the same time, you provide me with your mailing address.
And I get that kit in the mail to you ( fingers crossed, no postal strike) PDQ. ( See below for email info etc. ):
How to donate:
Go to the Programmes tab on the website and choose the mylar blanket programme.
Follow the links on the Art For Aid “Programmes” page to make the donation.
If you plan to donate:
Send me an email at wendy(dot)feldberg(at)sympatico(dot)ca with your name and mailing address, and the amount you plan to donate to Art For Aid. Then I can set aside your kit until I hear from you that you have donated.
Choose a suggested amount: $5 ( a selection of ten items) gets you a small kit, $10 ( a selection of 20 items) a middle size kit; and $15 ( a selection of 30 items) a large one. Of course you can donate as much as you like for a kit of any size.
Confirm your donation and provide your address
I will send you your kit(s) when I receive from you the confirmation that your donation has been made and when you email me your mailing address.
At the moment, I have 36 kits available. So you do need to contact me to reserve your kit BEFORE you donate to check that kits are still available this time around. If there is sufficient interest, and I run out of kits, I will employ some artist friends as speedy kitmaking helpers.
FYI about Colleen Gray, founder of Art For Aid.
Colleen is a working artist. She often finances the shipping of supplies to First Nations up north with the sales of her own art. So I am doing likewise. Last time I donated to Art For Aid was thirty boxes of art supplies that my Beloved had used well and had held on to for many a year before he died.
This has been my stash busting report!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post and thank you in advance for your generosity. I posted on FB tonight and got a few orders! Hooray!
Email me if you have any questions. I am on FB too, so you can PM me there or post on the blog.
My next post(s) will continue my reports on making art colours with two local plants – coreopsis and buckthorn. I have lots to tell you about these two and lots of pics.
Let’s end with another few pics of examples of what’s inside those kits: :