Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Tree Grows in Maryland


I was honored to be asked by The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, a local philanthropic organization, to be a participating artist in the "Power of the Purse" auction to be held at their 2010 Celebration of Women's Philanthropy, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at The Spear Center, General Growth Properties Building, Columbia, MD.

The keynote speaker is Sondra Shaw-Hardy, a noted philanthropist, co-founder of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, author of the upcoming book “Women’s Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World”, and creator of the 9 “c’s” of why women give.

My purse represents Connect which is one of the 9 "c's".

I'm very excited with my idea and my purse which I'll share later. Let's just say...

I have miles of leaves to make before I sleep...


A leaf a day, keeps the doctor away. A leaf a minute, the sky's the limit! Never leave until tomorrow what you can do today... So many leave-isms, so little time...


Hello, I must be leaving...

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh! I love your tree trunk! Can't tell exactly, but is that a plaid fabric with light and dark brown thread sewn on to show the bark structure? I like how you've done the heart graffiti too. And the velvet leaves. Another beautiful artpiece, Susan! Great job!

Lynn said...

Just remember to look before you leaf!

Carol said...

oo, this will be REALLY cool. I knew you would post today. Just about the time you posted, I was thinking about you and here you are.

I will go now and leaf you alone.

xx, Carol

PS, love the heart!!

LindaSonia said...

It's going to be gorgeous - can't wait. Have to go - I'm leafing on a jet plane... ;) LindaSonia

coral-seas said...

I can't beleaf all the corny jokes!

The tree trunk is georgous, as are the velvet leaves.

Judy S. said...

Oh, Susan, I think there're going to be fights over who gets this one! Looks like you're doing freehand machine embroidery again? Can't wai to see the finished purse.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Oh my, is there no end to your tomleafery? I don't want to wait, hurry; don't even think about taking a leaf-o-absence. This piece is just, well....unbeleafable. :)

Allison Ann Aller said...

Your photos are just so cool. LOVE the close-up of the plaid leaf (from G Street, wasn't it?) under the presser foot. Sublime!

It is going to be an awesome purse...like everything you do! Un-be-leaf-able!

Crystal said...

I have a feeling that you'll be "re-leaved" when the leaves are finally finished!

This looks so beautiful, Susan! Can't wait to see the purse. :-)

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