Friday, May 1, 2009

Sacred Handbag for a Sacred Cause.


Repost from Yoli's Sacred Journey

Wow, it has been almost a year and half since I first started a round robin for the altering of my "Sacred Handbag". For those of you who are new to me, back in September of 2007, I started altering a handbag, and it became a nightmare! I got so frustrated that I almost threw it away, before getting the bright idea to blog my frustrations. I offered to pass it around to a few friends to "doctor" it up for me, and before long, everyone wanted to have her way with it, so one of my good friend's suggested that everyone get a chance to work on it. I was so excited, that I decided to donate it to raise funds for the Diabetes foundation.

Since my girl, Melody of Handmade luck has connections, I gave her the bag so that it will included in the 2009 Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes research hosted by Brenda Novak.

(Copied from Melody of the Sugar Cube Society's blog)

Not only did they all beautify the bag, they all donated swag too. this bag is filled with lots of goodies, including supplies, jewelry, video tapes, and a whole bunch more!

Here are a few pics and more details on this auction. Please pass it along and I encourage all the artists to pimp out this auction tambien!

“The Sacred Bag” which is a collaborative artistic handbag, originated from the mind of Sacramento artist, Yoli Manzo.

Yoli recalls, “The bag started out as a disaster. I was putting it together and felt that I really messed it up. I was ready to trash it. Rather than throw it away, I thought about putting the bag up for an “Artist Challenge” on my blog. I offered to send it out to someone who wanted to save it and auction the finished product off for charity. The response was so overwhelming, that Michele of Fat Thumbs, came up with the idea of letting everyone work on it. Thus the Sacred Bag Round Robin was created.”

SACRED BAG BEFORE...YOWZAH




Each artist took a turn adding a personal embellishment to the bag, or adding pieces of swag. Once they were finished adding their touches, they passed it on to the next artist. This handbag has traveled thousands of miles from the home of the first artist in Florida to the home of the last artist in California. This bag was treated with so much love and enthusiasm, all for the sake of curing diabetes.

SACRED BAG AFTER...QUE BONITA!

The Sacred Bag After (front) by HandmadeDork.


The artists included in the process were:

Annamaria (www.artByASM.etsy.com), Kathy Cano-Murillo (www.craftychica.com), Shonda Honkanen (www.ignition916.com), Krissi Sandvik (krissisandvik.blogzpot.com),Michele Hirata (www.fatthumb.com), Alisa in San Diego, Artist Alexa, La Reina of Divine Dolls, Mariah (www.myspace.com/honey_pumpkin_creations), Hella Crafty (www.myspace.com/hellacrafty), Dolores, Vidriosa (www.vidriosa.com), Brittany Heskett of Papermoonies (www.brittsart.net)Lorrain Garcia of Rains Embellishments , Melody of the Sugarcube Society (www.sugarcubesociety.etsy.com) and Yoli Manzo (www.sacredyoli.blogspot.com).

Here is a pic of the bag with swag!
My Keychain is hanging from the bag (skull with flowers)
The Sacred Bag after with swag! by HandmadeDork.

Come Chicas! This is awesome!

THE SACRED BAG IS UP FOR AUCTION STARTING ON MAY 1st athttp://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/ listed under the category titled HOPE IS WHERE THE HEART IS. Please check out all the items in the auction, as there is some dope stuff for writers, collectors and fashionistas!
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