Saturday, January 31, 2015

Because I Love You--The 100 Fundraiser to Benefit American Cancer Society

Because I Love You, Art Quilt mounted onto stretched canvas, 9"x12"
© 2015 Fannie Narte

IN FOUR DAYS . . . February 4, 2015

The 100 FFAC Fundraiser Event


To raise $10,000 in One Day to benefit
the American Cancer Society

Become a $100 Donor

All $100 Donors will receive an artwork from one of the 100 generous and talented artists listed at the FFAC website. Assignments of artwork will be made using a random number generator. Artwork will not be shared at the FFAC website in advance, but may appear on artists' websites or other social media before the event.

All the details are here:

Because I Love You
Art Quilt

This is a 7.5" x 9.5" art quilt mounted onto a 9" x 12" stretched canvas.  The art quilt is a watercolor painting on white and specked gold cotton fabric.  Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels were used to paint the fabric and black and gold gutta resists were used to outline random areas of the artwork.  Before quilting, the painting was placed over batting, heavy-weight stabilizer and backing fabric.  The entire piece was quilted with cotton thread, a significant part of the background has tiny stipple quilting.  The borders were zigzag stitched with black thread.  This finished art quit was mounted onto a prepared 9" x 12" stretched canvas, 1/4" profile.

Preparing the Stretched Canvas

A printed piece of cotton fabric was glued onto the canvas and painted with Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels and black acrylic paint.  The sides of the canvas are painted with black acrylic paint.  The dried canvas was sprayed with several layers of sealant before the finished art quilt was mounted onto it.


As with all of my other art quilt donations to the FFAC, I dedicate this piece to my father who passed from lung cancer in 1998.  My father came to Hawaii from the Phillippines to work on the sugar plantation.  He was a hard working man who loved his family and honored my mom.  By his life and example, he taught all of us how to live a good and happy life based on simplicity, generosity, grace, gratitude, respect and "Aloha."

My father lived three years longer than the medical doctors "expected."  That speaks volumes of his strong-will and capacity to endure hardship, traits that we, his children, inherited from him.

Often when my father came home from shopping in Hilo, he would give me his left-over change, which included tons of pennies and a quarter or two and always a fifty-cent piece.  As a child, I didn't understand the value of a penny or a quarter or a fifty-cent piece.  All I saw was "lots of money"!  

He would say, "Baby, here," and he would empty his pocket of all the change that filled my cupped hands to overflowing like winning the lottery at the slot machine in Las Vegas.  He smiled as I squealed with delight feeling like the richest girl in the neighborhood.  Then he said, "Because 'I Love You'."

I Love you, Daddy!  I miss you, Daddy!
Your "Baby"

6 comments: said...

Fannie, Thank you so much for sharing! What a meaningful artwork for our fundraiser.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Fannie, this is absolutely gorgeous and so touching. You are very generous with your time and many talents.

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cheryl! Good to hear from you. Keep in touch. Hugszzz

Jenna LouiseCreates said...

Fannie this is beautiful and what a beautiful way to honor the memory of your Father. My Mother is cancer survivor, thank you for this wonderful work of art from your heart.

WoolenSails said...

I love your piece and the fabrics you used with your design. Love this idea and such a wonderful cause.


Fannie said...

Thanks, Debbie! This is a wonderful cause. Hugszzz