Create for a Cause: The Leaf Card Project
BRAA members brightened someone's day!
Here are some examples:
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Some of you may have seen Diane Relf’s posts on Facebook about paintings on Ginkgo leaves by Gu Houxin. He makes them look like butterflies. The BRAA asked our members to create cards for Senior Center Residents in the NRV!
Enthusiastic discussion at our online members' lunch meeting on November 14th lead to the BRAA board developing a special event: Create for a Cause –the Leaf Card Project. Members were asked to create cards from leaves for Senior Center Residents in the NRV.
A number of artists made cards for the special BRAA event to share with our community. The resulting leaf art took the forms of butterflies, birds, fish, snow scenes, bouquets, Christmas trees, and flowers, from a number of different types of pressed leaves.(See above for examples)
Artists that participated:
The Cards were given to the residents at the English Meadows Assisted Living Facility, (Blacksburg Campus) at a special party on Dec 17th and were enthusiastically received and appreciated. Photos appeared on the English Meadows Facebook page and were well received by family and friends. They are shared here.