Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How One Things Becomes Another....

....And then becomes something else entirely.

Here's what I mean. If you remember back to my first post, you will remember that each member made a doodle. Then they mailed the doodle. Another person went to their mailbox, and 'lo there was the doodle. The doodle then was coloured in with paint, or crayon, or pencil, or... well, you get the idea. Then, the doodle took another trip to another friend. That friend added some lovely collage bits and pieces, and... voila... a completed project.

Now, maybe you think that this poor doodle had travelled enough and had all the fun it was going to have. Ah, well see, you would be wrong. Because that one doodle, coloured and collaged would need to take one more trip. This was the trip that really mattered.... and it would be a bit epic.

This final trip would bring this doodle to one lucky buyer. And you would think that would be the end of the trip, right? Well yes and no... indirectly the journey continues, although the doodle can rest up for a bit.

The purchase of the doodle resulted in a simple enough transaction. Money was paid in exchange for the doodle. The money was donated in support of etsy seller Loopy4Ewe in her quest to help end breast cancer. This perhaps is the truly epic part of the doodle journey. For the second year in a row, Loopy (as we lovingly call her!) has walked in the 60km Weekend to End Breast Cancer Walk. By doing so she has (at last check) raised nearly $5,000 in support of this great cause.

So you see, one simple doodle, can go on a journey, and that journey can turn into something truly, staggeringly amazing!!

Click here to see how art projects are raising money for charity.

*Collaboraters for the above artwork are:

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic. Now I know the story behind all the beautiful doodles:) Thanks.