Sunday, July 20, 2014

Donating Art for Local Fundraisers

Hand (dye) painted textile art (left) by Eileen Gidman
Fifth Annual 'Pink Tea' fundraiser in the Creston Valley
Yesterday was the decadent 'Pink Tea' here in Creston, BC. We have had smoke hanging in our Kootenay valley from fires all around us even though they are quite far away. As I was driving to the tea there were a few drops of rain splattering onto the windshield. I didn't know whether to wish for it to keep raining or stop until after the tea.
Well there were only a few drops of rain, but what we did have seemed to clear the air a bit and yet the smoke haze kept the temperature from being too hot. All in all it was perfect. Debbie Graham is the mastermind behind the annual Pink Tea. This year the fund raising was for our local maternity unit. Something I've noticed in the three years I have attended this tea is the increasing amount of people helping. People come from afar just to volunteer for this worthwhile event.
Every year Laura Leeder, a watercolour artist is involved in providing a painting or print for the tea. Check out her blog to see the gorgeous 'Chintz Teapot' in her painting for this year. 
It felt wonderful to be able to donate to the door prize this year with a one of my hand painted textiles. Thank you Debbie for hosting this delectable affair. One person really can make a difference.

Everywhere there were colourful flowers in interesting displays.

One of the door prizes included one of my textile art pieces.

Another door prize included Win Dinn's 'Colour Me Up' Mandela colouring book.
It is also available here:
Debbie Graham (right) and some of the other Pink Tea ladies.


Win Dinn, Artist said...

A lovely post about a terrific event, Eileen. I am always so inspired by the caring attitude of Debbie and her friends. And your mug rug is a stunner!

HollyM said...

It looks like a lovely event! Love the piece you donated!

Laura Leeder said...

A very special event, so glad you joined us! Summer and daisys, the two just go together. A wonderful gift Eileen!