Thursday, July 5, 2007

Angels for Brianna Benefit Auction

We will be attending a family reunion this week....I'll be back with lots of photos to post (if everyone cooperates and lets me take their picture!)

Please consider bidding for an angel starting this Sunday. Some artists have given a sneak peek of their angels on their blogs, here are two friend's angels I've seen and love Elaine's...and

The following is a letter from the caring ladies who are heading up the auction:

Artists from several facets of the art community have come together to donate angel themed artwork that will be auctioned off as part of a silent auction starting on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th. This auction is being held to honor the memory of a lovely girl named Brianna, whose life was cut short from a disease called MDS. Brianna was diagnosed with MDS in October of 2006, and fought the battle of her life for 8 short months. Unfortunately she lost the battle on June 15th 2007, but her spirit lives on, and she is a reminder to us all to cherish each day that life brings, and to love those closest to us with all of our hearts.

Iva Wilcox, Brianna’s mom, is a talented part of the art community, and this is how we’ve all come to know and love Brianna….through Iva’s beautiful stories and photographs of her daughter. The money collected from the auction will be used to help cover the funeral and medical expenses incurred by the family, and to fund a wonderful program that Brianna started at her high school called the National Art Honor Society. This group, whose primary focus is to promote artists and their work at the high school level, was something that Brianna was passionate about, and she had so many plans for the group that she wasn’t able to put in place due to her illness. Our hope is that the proceeds will help get the group off to a wonderful start this fall, and that she will be an inspiration to other young artists to pursue their talent, and realize their dreams.

I am proud to help promote and support this fabulous event, and I hope you will join us in bidding on an angel or two of your choice, and bidding high to help raise some much needed money for this family, and to honor Brianna’s memory. All of the angel artwork you’ll see is completely handmade by each artist, signed and dated, and will come with a special tag as a reminder of this event. We as artists were moved by Brianna’s story, and all of us felt compelled to do something to help her family in their time of need, in a way that Brianna would have loved. This is why the auction was formed, and we want her memory to live on, as she does now with the angels above.

Thank you!

To read more about Brianna please visit;


Rhoda said...

Suzanne, what a wonderful gesture for you & other artists to do for the memory of this precious young girl. I see that Donna(The Decorated House) is also participating, so my hat is off to you ladies.

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the feathered nest said...

What a lovely thing you all are doing! Hope you have a wonderful family reunion (those are always interesting)!


Dana said...

Hello Suzanne,

What a wonderful thing you are all doing to honour the life and memory of Brianna. It moves me to tears ... the generosity and caring in the community of artists I've come to know online.

I'm back from my holiday ... we had a wonderful trip but it's always SO good to be home. :) Thanks for coming by my blog, too.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Lorraine said...

There is going to be so much to bid on...I can't wait to see all the wonderful offerings!

Have a great day, Suzanne!!

PAT said...


I think you are wonderful to donate a beautiful angel for Brianna. I've seen several. All very lovely. I hope to be among the bidders.

As a grandmother who lost a tiny baby grandson, last year, to something fairly rare, I appreciate, so much those who help in times like these.
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Sylvia Anderson said...

Suzanne, thank you so much for helping to promote the auction!! Have a wonderful reunion, and I will check back to see your pictures. :)

Suzanne said...

I'm posting from our family reunion and the internet connection may not go through...I just wanted to say I'm very pleased to help promote this wonderful auction, but I didn't have anything ready to offer. Getting ready for our vacation took precedence over creating this past week.
I do hope to bid when I get back and hope many others do as well.

See you when I return!