Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Apron Project 2017

What with one thing and another, I have not had the oomph required the past few years to participate in The Apron Project, but this year I hope I have made up for it. Let me start with sharing what it is all about:

Artists from across Australia and overseas unite to create works of art on aprons to support organisations serving women in crisis.  

In the last two years over 80 artists have presented more than 100 aprons and raised almost AUD20,000 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.  Importantly they also raised awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic Violence.  The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter services women in crisis in the community and is currently also working with the State and Federal governments to better the living opportunities once women leave the shelter and attempt to restart their life. 

I started off with one in mind, but she just wouldn't come out to play, so as I had been given another blank apron and I was already playing with my gelli plates and acrylics, this is the first apron that appeared:

The words and butterflies are iron ons by Donna Downey, the stitching is faux (49th & Market stamps)

My muse eventually appeared: she is a combination of fabric and acrylic paints and matching iron on butterfly to finish it off.

and here are Sallianne and I modelling the two aprons. 
The aprons shown here as well as the other awesome aprons created by artists from around the world will go up for auction online later in the year. I hope mine give joy.

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