The Artist In You Blog! is a global community of creative authors who share a common goal - to give back and create change in those places where change is really needed. We believe that, through creativity, we can make a difference in this amazing world and that the ripples of change will eventually be felt all around the globe.
The "gang" of volunteers here at ART4GOOD Foundation, wants to help. ART4GOOD Foundation always gives back!
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization.
The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.
Its areas of activity include research, information services, advocacy, and community services and programs.
Among its programs is Hope Lodge, which provides free housing for adults with cancer. As of early 2007, 22 lodges have been set up.
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY TWO CELEBRITES SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER, according to LookToTheStars.org
Many of our most beloved Philanthropic Celebrities have been lost to this dreadful disease
We are featuring many Collectibles by many more,
to FIGHT CANCER
Rihanna!Stevie Wonder!Steve Tyler!Brad Whitford!Mick Jagger! Steve Vai!The Rolling Stones! Phish Trey! Justin Bieber! Paul McCartney! Celine Dion! Ozzy Ozbourne! Axl Rose! Dave Matthews! Alice Cooper! Aerosmith! Blues Traveler Popper! Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas! AC/DC! Keith Richards! Neil Young! ZZ Top! Joe Satriani! Faith Hill! Tim McGraw! Audio Slave/Tom Morello! The Beatles! Goo Goo Dolls! Bruce Springsteen! Steve Winwood! Steven Tyler! Sir Elton John! Metallica! Madonna! Prince! Lady GaGa! Meatloaf! Keith Urban! BB King! Brooks & Dunn! Jonas Brothers! CHER! Green Day/Billie Joe Armstrong! KISS/Ace Frehley! President George Bush SENIOR! Johnny Depp! Al Pacino! Channing Tatum! Oprah Winfrey! Stephen King!Angelina Jolie! Sylvester Stallone! Brad Pitt! Clint Eastwood! Arnold Schwarzenegger! Kristin Stewart! Denzel Washington! Jack Nicholson! Peter Max! Vince Lombardi! Joe Montanna! Mickey Mantle! Dwight Clark! Jerome Bettis! Tom Seaver! Nolan Ryan! Carlton Fisk! Jack Nicklaus! Ichiro Suzuki! Led Zeppelin! Frank Sinatra! Dean Martin! Sammy Davis Jr.! Michael Jordan! David Ortiz! Derek Jeter! Arnold Palmer! Ben Hogan! Marilyn Monroe! Steve McQueen! Troy Aikman! Michael Irvin! Emmitt Smith! and Sean Connery!
When the Founder of ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. began her mission to "inspire change with every brush stroke", by creating and hosting on-line charity auctions, she never thought she would become the top selling artist! In fact, she never perceived herself as an artist!
In 2011, she suffered a mild stroke, leaving her left side totally paralysed. Depression set in, as she "felt useless". Normally, she volunteered at least 100 hours each week, to this mission.
Determined to inspire her to try something new, I went shopping for a wide variety of art supplies. It did not matter how, it only mattered that she would simply play with colors and maybe even forget about the pain for a while.
Three years later, she became the best selling artist on ART4GOOD Auctions! "My early works were really horrible", she recalls. "But, I did discover that when I immersed myself into creativity, I forgot about the pain. I learned that by shifting into more right brain activity while painting, I found a sanctuary, a retreat from pain!", said Wendie. She became an advocate for the "art of healing".
Soon thereafter, her works were also published in a series of books; eight in total, also an effort to raise awareness and contribute to various causes. Her poetry was also featured in five of those books too!
In 2014, she began to design for "OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art and more! Her design collection, now planned for its 2015 debut, now includes: Art Tees, Shift Dresses, Handbags, Watches, Rockin' Shirts, Scarves, Skirts, Kimonos, Home Decor Items, and Beach/Yacht wear too!
SHOW! SHOW! SHOW?
Well, miracles do happen, but Wendie Busig-kohn still suffers from Systemic Lupus and Fibromyalgia. "The ole gal just doesn't go out anymore", she will tell you. "My focus is to do what I can, whenever I can, via social media".
Can you blame me for insisting that we, finally, do a "ONE WOMAN AUCTION"?
We're on! From September 1st through September 7th, everyone is invited to a very special auction event! 777, Seven hundred, seventy seven offerings of Wendie's creativity in a multitude of forms will be available!
Are YOU in? We hope everyone who reads this blog post will be there to support "the best selling artist to date" on ART4GOOD Auctions, who has given back so much! It's her time to shine!
Which charities have benefited from sales of
Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation
Thorn/*formerly DNA Foundation
DreamCatchers Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary Habitat for Humanity Feeding America Doctors without Borders Oxfam Stand up 2 Cancer Animal Humane Society Amnesty International Autism Speaks St Judes Hospital Nothing but Nets United Nations Foundation International Rescue Committee Make a Wish Foundation Elton John AIDS Foundation ONE Campaign Native American Heritage Association The Prince's Trust Clinton Foundation UNICEF UNHCR MusiCares Andre Agassi Foundation M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation Lupus LA Give Back Hollywood Barbra Streisand CrowdRise Team for Women's Heart Center The Trevor Project American Red Cross Project Arrowhead Feed A Child 2012 Enough Project Team Tre: Sickle Cell Disease Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Reader to Reader, Native American Heritage Association, American Cancer Society, Cure Epilepsy Campaign, Operation Respect, BDPA NY Scholarship, Imagine Scholar Inc, Will Ferrell's Cancer For College Campaign, Edward Norton's Maasai Wilderness Campaign Jason Bateman's City Year Campaign The Daniel Pearl Foundation Christopher's Clubhouse Foundation Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation Conservation Lands Foundation Cri-Help
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
His boundless energy was never limited to making us laugh.
Robin also epitomized and defined the role of philanthropist.
Like millions of others, the death of Robin Williams struck a personal blow of sadness and fixation to learn why. Why did he choose to leave us behind? With all of that energy we saw and experienced within his legacy of works, many of us were not only stunned and saddened. Day and night, I watched the news coverage, read the stories, and revisited all of those wonderful moments of his career.
He was a great listener, according to all who knew him. When the spotlight dimmed, and only when he was alone with one friend, his attention and focus was unmatched. Yet, like many people, he was incapable of revealing his private pain and suffering.
He was a giver.
He invested his incredible energy and talent to help a variety of causes. Visiting children’s wards in hospitals, entertaining US troops in war zones, that frenetic energy which often heightened his performance, inspired others to laugh.
Robin’s charity work was seemingly as endless as was his talent. His diverse interests to help others ran the gamut from health care and human rights, to education, environmental protection, and the arts.
Most widely known forhis affiliation with Comic Relief, which was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization to help America’s homeless, Robin helped to raise over 50 million dollars. . He also toured the Middle East with the USO, a total of five time, including visits to help raise the morale of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Artist In You believes that, through art and creativity, we can make a difference in this amazing world. The Galleries featured below are just a small sample of the vast array of works helping to achieve this goal. Why not come along and see for yourself - and bring your friends, too!