Saturday, August 16, 2008

Paying it Forward Street Team Style

For this next crusade over at Green Pepper Press Street Team HQ, the focus is a "crusade of the heart" - Paying it Forward. We all have many different God-given gifts to help spread the joy to others in time of illness, death and uncertainty...even just a little pick me up after a bad day.

For us creative beings, there are many ways we can help spread the healing love...here are two that I am recently taking part in:

The Dorcas Project...created by Mo Wassell (a breast cancer survivor). Volunteer artists create a variety of fabric dolls that are to fit into the palm of the hand for women going through the disease as well as survivors.

Of course, many of you are aware of The Pink Artist project, started by Monica Magness.....many artists have "flocked" over to this site to create 2x2 inch squares...each of these squares covered a doll's skirt and a mini quilt. Here is a link to the squares that I did...
http://artfulheart.blogspot.com/2008/02/join-me-and-be-pink.html

Being involved in both projects are a wonderful way to use creative energy to help lift up and heal those with hurting hearts....what a blessing to be a part :)

Thanks Michelle for the wonderful crusade idea.

Creative blessings to all!


10 comments:

michelle ward said...

Amy - great post! Thanks for sharing the things you've been involved with. Loved your observation "Crusade of the Heart", and that we all have talent to share in some way. *high five*

Juri said...

What a great project you are involved in. My sister is going through the horrors of breast cancer right now and I am three years out since my treatment for another type of cancer...so I know, how well I know, how much this type of love and kindness helps. Thank you so much!!! Love your blog, by the way!

Juri

Janine said...

Great projects Amy - and "Crusade of the Heart"- just perfect!

KathrynAntyr said...

These are great projects. It is wonderful to see how the love is shared. Amazing isn't it when we get together what can be done. It is great to share this journey with you.

Elizabeth said...

Amy! I saw your dolls over at Mo's Blog! they are terrific!! I am so happy to meet you! Now I am off to post about my Street Team Pay it Forward!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

JeriAnn said...

It's wonderful to see all the ways members of Michelle's Street Team are spreading the love. Thank you for sharing!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Amy, When we live life from our hearts, how can we go wrong? Thank you for letting us know about other ways to be of service. I'm connected to a project, now in its third year, of knitted scarves for breast cancer patients and survivors. It feels like a world of pink goodness.

inge said...

hello Amy,

I hope that I never have to go this road, but should it be like that, like so many other women, I hope to get in contact with people like you that give courage, letting know that breast cancer is a way you don't have to walk alone !

greetings
inge from belgium

LostLuggage said...

REally nice! Thank you for ht links of these great projects!!

~*~Patty said...

Thank you for enlightening me, I found my way to your blog with Pink Saturday, but I see there was more intended for me. I did participate in Monica's Pink Doll Project, but had not heard about the Dorcas doll project. Thank you so much for inspiring me. I'm off on vacation, but will be dreaming of the dolls I would like to create for such a wonderful cause. Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!