Create for a Cause: The Leaf Card Project

BRAA members brightened someone's day!
Paula Golden
Paula Golden

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Collection

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Linda Correll
Linda Correll

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Paula Golden
Paula Golden

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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!

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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:

  • Charlotte Chan

  • Sue Hossack

  • Linda Correll

  • Paula Golden

  • Mary Ratliff

  • Diane Relf

  • Robi Sallee

  • Gerri Young

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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.