My studio, being an extension of who I am as a person, has always been an entity for giving and sharing when possible. Sometimes, I donate work to causes which I see create a massive positive change in the world.
Children, in my opinion, are the most important cause. It's not because I don't think other causes are worthy, but as a naturalist, I've learned that good seeds don't grow into beautiful trees without a support system to help them be open-hearted, imaginative, and productive citizens.
That's why I decided to add a new recipient to my select list of favorite causes. The Louisiana Children's Museum in New Orleans has been a part of my world since my own childhood. As a parent, I now see the impact and benefits that the museum provides to children.
So this year I took one of my favorite chairs, an antique fiddleback variety, and turned it into a functional painting of waterlilies - one of my favorite companions out here in the marshes.
I hope you will consider joining me to support the Louisiana Children's Museum. If you like, you can bid on the chair, get more info about their Chairish the Children event, and make a donation to the museum here: https://501auctions.com/lcmchairish