23 August 2014

REMEMBERING ROBIN: Part 1


ROBIN WILIAMS QUOTE PLACARD

 

"I heard a joke once:  

Man goes to doctor, says he's depressed...

says life is hard and cruel.  

He says he's feeling all alone in a threatening world"...

"Doctor says:  Treatment is simple....The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight...Go and see him...That should pick you up!"

The man bursts into tears............................and says:  

"But, Doctor...I AM PAGLICACCI!!

For so many people around the world, it seems like only yesterday that we lost a man who was like a best friend.  He could make us laugh, even when we were down.  He could inspire us in countless ways as he fascinated us with his chameleon like capability to "become" any role he portrayed.

We were stunned.  We were heartbroken.  We were confused.

In the days that followed, although we learned that Robin had been suffering from Depression and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, it all still seemed unbelievable.

As I always try to do, I looked for a photo to inspire a tribute portrait.  What I discovered was shocking.  Why did I not see it before?  

Rifling through, viewing countless photos on a google search, I noticed that most of the photos of Robin had one common denominator:  There was PAIN IN HIS EYES in almost every photo!

Why had I not noticed this before?

How often had I watched this man perform, bringing the joy of laughter to my heart, not realizing how much he was truly struggling?

Robin's moves were as awesome as his voices.  His manic-like performances, seemless, unexpected, impromtu, original and will always be unforgettable.  

Friends seemed to abound in stepping up to share their fondest memories of Robin, on every media source available.  I'm sure I was not the only one wondering "where were they?".  How did they NOT KNOW that he was suffering so much?

Depression is a very serious illness; one that all of us should aspire to learn more about; to understand more about the symtoms and treatments available.  

Moreover?  Every single person reading this post must admit it....social media and a quick howdy do tweet are not acceptable substitutes for real communication with our friends.  It is far to easy to mask depression and suicidal tendencies by simply sharing something quirkly on a feed.

I have only one personal recommendation:  Let us each take time today to create a "buddy system".  Pick up that phone and call someone that you trust implicitly.  

Create a mutual pledge, promise to each other that if either ever feels so down that he or she is considering suicide, the other will be available day or night to be there for them.   

Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Manic Depression need not be a mystery.  

Resources abound to learn more about this disease.  Make time to learn, to understand, and certainly...ASK FOR HELP.

Robin left us one precious gift.  He inspired us to learn more and to reach out and touch others who may be suffering right this very moment.

Thank YOU Robin!

REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 June 2014

Now, what is so AWESOME ...about...WINNING???

Everyone likes to win!

WE all want to be winners!

But, it feels even more special when you win something awesome that can help others too!

Are YOU ready for this?

For all of our treasured regular Bidders......
A fond Farewell....for now!
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ALL ART IS PRECIOUS; a gift from soul to soul!
We are truly excited to offer some of the most awesome works of Art from collectible artists throughout the world.
 
We are also very excited about our new partnership with OFF THE WALLS WEARABLE ART!!
Scheduled for an international debut, in 2015, YOU are invited to purchase at below wholesale prices, hundreds of items that will set YOU apart as you stand out in your neighborhood, place of business, and social events wearing something that no one else can acquire!
Each item is ONE ONLY...that means...first one to claim their wearable art will be the ONLY one!
MORE!!  We have added some bonus incentives!  Don't hesitate, or add an item to your watch list!
 
 BUY NOW prices save $$$s for YOU!
 
 BUY NOW BONUS OPTION FOR:
OFF THE WALLS WEARABLE ART ITEMS INCLUDING:  ART SCARVES! ROCK THE ART SHIRTS! SHIFT DRESSES! ART TEES! HAND BAGS AND TOTES!, WATCHES!:
 
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 3 ITEMS:  
SAVE 10% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 6 ITEMS: 
SAVE 15% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 10 ITEMS:  
SAVE 20% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 12 ITEMS:  
SAVE 25% ON TOTAL ORDER
 
Matching up items is easy too!  
Simply type in the TITLE of your favorite and you will see ALL of the possibilities!

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS!
I would like to take a personal moment to say
THANK YOU to each and every one of our BIDDERS!  
YOU HAVE BEEN THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS, enabling us to GIVE BACK!
 
A few years ago, when ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. was created, I had a mission that was two-fold:  Realizing that the ART MARKET and ARTISTS suffered the harshest impact in a violatile economy, I spent several years acquiring the VERY FINEST ART from hundreds of artists from all over the world.
 
We believe that ALL ART is PRICELESS; a gift from soul to soul!
Our mission from the onset was to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke!"
We wanted to SHARE this HUGE collection of truly awesome art to help raise funds for charitable organizations.
 
Our first call was to Bidding For Good, with the hope that we could offer our vast, multi-million dollar plus, diverse, inventory to their MARKETPLACE; to SHARE and SUPPORT their charitable organization clients.
 
To date, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars donated to charities that we chose to be beneficiaries, primarily from SALES OF FINE ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
We really want to do more!
 
BUT..."to no avail"......
We've been told, again and again, by the "powers that be at BFG" that "art doesn't sell", even though YOU, the BIDDERS have proven that to be untrue.
  
You have been bidding and winning truly collectible art, in tandem with wonderful art by burgeoning artists for over two and a half years now!
On the "flip side", despite our devotion and investment of time to support numerous charitble organizations (as listed below), to date we have not been able to inspire THEM to INVITE their current supporters to participate!  Moreover, only 5 have ever even taken a moment to say THANK YOU for our ongoing donations! 
 
A recent survey and focus group of constant donors and pledge partners from these charities provided some stunning insight to the recent behavior or lack of graciousness from many of our favorite charities on the planet!  
Instead of responding "Thank you for your donation; here is how YOU helped", far too many people are bombarded with mail, telemarketers who simply demand MORE!
I am not one to give up easily, but I have known for a while now that a change was eminent and necessary! 
 
We do, of course, intend to recommence auctions including here on Bidding For Good in the Fall, and we will continue to endorse and recommend this site for charitible organizations to host their fundraising events! 
 
WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW SOLUTION!   
WE WANT EVERYONE TO WIN, everyone to benefit !  
 
So, this summer, I will be devoting ALL OF MY TIME to achieving that goal!!
As we look forward to our role in the new "OFF THE WALLS Wearable Art" line, and partnering with marketers throughout the world, these items can also be made available!
 
In summary, we are a very small determined group of devoted volunteers who believe in giving back and supporting the world of the arts. We will enable charity auction clients to EXPAND their offerings, and because our inventory is so extensive, they won't need to "compete" with other auctions on the same site offering the same items!!  
(Wouldn't that be awesome?)
 
We look forward to a new horizon ahead that will benefit all, including a continual support for increased success for all of our loyal bidders and our friends at Bidding For Good!
 
HUGE HUGS GOING OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US TO SUPPORT SO MANY OF THE MOST WONDERFUL CHARITIES ON THE PLANET OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS INCLUDING:
Conservation Lands Foundation, Cri-Help, 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 Jude Children’s Research 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,  The International Wolf Center, UNICEF, UNHCR, MusiCares, Andre Agassi Foundation, M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, 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, 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, Desert Aids Project, Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Christopher's Clubhouse, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and Save The Children.
 
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS IN KIND:  Approximate Value $150,000.00+ have been donated to charitable organizations hosting auctions HERE on Bidding For Good! 
Thank YOU!
Thank you for your participation! Thank YOU for caring!
One Love,
Wendie Busig-Kohn
CEO/Founding Chairperson
ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc

 
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02 June 2014

THANK YOU!

Night perch doneI would like to take a personal moment to say

THANK YOU to each and every one of our BIDDERS!  

YOU HAVE BEEN THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS, enabling us to GIVE BACK!

A few years ago, when ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. was created, I had a mission that was two-fold:  

Realizing that the ART MARKET and ARTISTS suffered the harshest impact in a violatile economy, I spent several years acquiring the VERY FINEST ART from hundreds of artists from all over the world.

We believe that ALL ART is PRICELESS; a gift from soul to soul!

Our mission from the onset was to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke!"

We wanted to SHARE this HUGE collection of truly awesome art to help raise funds for charitable organizations.

Our first call was to Bidding For Good, with the hope that we could offer our vast, multi-million dollar plus, diverse, inventory to their MARKETPLACE; to SHARE and SUPPORT their charitable organization clients.

To date, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars donated to charities that we chose to be beneficiaries, primarily from SALES OF FINE ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

We really want to do more!

BUT..."to no avail"......

We've been told, again and again, by the "powers that be at BFG" that "art doesn't sell", even though YOU, the BIDDERS have proven that to be untrue 

You have been bidding and winning truly collectible art, in tandem with wonderful art by burgeoning artists for over two and a half years now!

On the "flip side", despite our devotion and investment of time to support numerous charitble organizations (as listed below), to date we have not been able to inspire THEM to INVITE their current supporters to participate!  Moreover, only 5 have ever even taken a moment to say THANK YOU for our ongoing donations! 

A recent survey and focus group of constant donors and pledge partners from these charities provided some stunning insight to the recent behavior or lack of graciousness from many of our favorite charities on the planet!  

Instead of responding "Thank you for your donation; here is how YOU helped", far too many people are bombarded with mail, telemarketers who simply demand MORE!

I am not one to give up easily, but I have known for a while now that a change was eminent and necessary! 

I suffer from SLE/Lupus and additional auto immune disorders, and yet I remained determined to get up each day and invest my focus and time in creating new auctions and inviting folks to participate.  An investment of time; usually up to 75-80 hours each week, a toll on my health has been recently impossible to ignore.

We do, of course, intend to recommence auctions including here on Bidding For Good in the Fall, and we will continue to endorse and recommend this site for charitible organizations to host their fundraising events! 

WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW SOLUTION!   

WE WANT EVERYONE TO WIN, everyone to benefit !  

So, this summer, I will be devoting ALL OF MY TIME to achieving that goal!!

 As we look forward to our role in the new "OFF THE WALLS Wearable Art" line, and partnering with marketers throughout the world, these items can also be made available!

In summary, we are a very small determined group of devoted volunteers who believe in giving back and supporting the world of the arts. We will enable charity auction clients to EXPAND their offerings, and because our inventory is so extensive, they won't need to "compete" with other auctions on the same site offering the same items!!  

(Wouldn't that be awesome?)

We look forward to a new horizon ahead that will benefit all, including a continual support for increased success for all of our loyal bidders and our friends at Bidding For Good!  

HUGE HUGS GOING OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US TO SUPPORT SO MANY OF THE MOST WONDERFUL CHARITIES ON THE PLANET OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS INCLUDING:

Conservation Lands Foundation, Cri-Help, 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 Jude Children’s Research 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,  The International Wolf Center, UNICEF, UNHCR, MusiCares, Andre Agassi Foundation, M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, 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, 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, Desert Aids Project, Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Christopher's Clubhouse, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and Save The Children.

 ADDITIONAL DONATIONS IN KIND:  Approximate Value $150,000.00+ have been donated to charitable organizations hosting auctions HERE on Bidding For Good! 

Thank YOU!

Thank you for your participation! Thank YOU for caring!

One Love,

Wendie Busig-kohn

Learn more about ART 4 GOOD

Personal/Professional Biography:  Wendie Busig-Kohn 

includes previous client testimonials

CONTACT US AT ART4GOOD CHARITY AUCTIONS!

 


 

 

25 April 2014

If YOU could SAVE a LIFE today, would you? by Wendie Busig-Kohn


All it takes is a net! If you could save a life

Nothing But Nets has been saving millions of families and children from malaria.  Now, it's your turn to help them help others, and ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. is devoting THIS WEEKEND to help them achieve their goal!

Make Your Bid to Support NOTHING BUT NETS!

Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission. 

Nothing but Nets

Nothing but Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing but Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.

Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. For a family in Africa, a net can mean the difference between life and death. For just $10, you can protect a family and save a life.

We need your help to send 25,000 life-saving bed nets to protect families in Africa from malaria. Now through World Malaria Day every $10 donation you make will send TWO nets instead of one!

LEARN MORE ABOUT 

NOTHING BUT NETS!

How can YOU get involved?

 

You can bid and buy some truly AWESOME Wearable ART,

EXCLUSIVELY YOURS

Right NOW! Right Here!

A few "sneak peek" previews:

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You!

Thank YOU for Caring!

Thank YOU for SHARING!

One Love!

14 April 2014

For Extremely Savvy Fashion Trend Setters! "OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art Debuts TODAY!


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Let the On-line Event BEGIN ......NOW!

In a socially conscious world that want to embrace and cherish works of art, so many of us have already collected for years, and our walls in our homes and offices are full!

Previously, we may stumbled upon the occasional "claim" of "wearable art", but more often than not, it was a little block of art in the center of a cheap t-shirt!

THOSE DAYS ARE FINALLY OVER!!

"OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art, is a continuously evolving line of wearable art that features, CUSTOM MADE/DESIGNED:

ART TEES AND LEGGINGS!

ART HANDBAGS AND TOTES

ART WATCHES

101 SILKY TENCEL SHIFT DRESSES!

*PERFECT FOR TRAVELING, AND CAN BE WORN AS A FLIRTY LITTLE DRESS

and/or

Belted/Sashed as an Awesome Statement, combined with Leggings or Jeans!

ART SCARVES

and

More Designs are being uploaded every day!

Wanna know the BEST part?

All of these designs are currently priced 

BELOW WHOLESALE!

Art4Good Foundation, Inc., believes in "Inspiring Change With Every Brush Stroke!"  Our continuing series of on-line auctions will also feature the very best and most collectible works of Renowned Artists from all over the world!  We offer these works in tandem with the new "Wearable Art" line, BELOW Gallery Wholesale prices too!

One of a kind, Hand-crafted, GENUINE GEMSTONE Jewelry is also sparkling right now, awaiting it's new declotage here!

We invite you to discover more about ART4GOOD and our mission.   Let us know how we can help YOU raise funds for your charitable organization!

Come on board, if so inspired!  Tell us how YOU support your favorite charities!  If you are currently planning a charitable auction event, contact us at info@art4goodfoundation.com

 

 

PREVIEW PROMO VIDEOS FOR

 

ART 2 WEAR BY WBK

AND

"OFF THE WALLS":  WEARABLE ART!

 

Thank YOU!

 

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