Saturday, October 17, 2009

Art + Love

2:50 PM
Where art and love meet, great things will happen. Last night was Canvas 5, a local art show. Canvas itself has a been a labor of love, out the hearts of Bobby Triplett and Mike Deserio. Years ago they had a dream to create a place where the artists of this city could come together and display their creativity. Each Canvas has a been a huge success, with with 20+ artists and crowds nearing 1,000. I've attended the last couple art shows and am always impressed with the amount of great art in my community. Last night was specifically personal for me though, because it was where I began my fundraising for Cambodia. I had the idea awhile back to create art to sell that would help with my support. And Canvas came at the perfect time to launch this. I created 6 different postcards themed with travel, Cambodia or slavery. I had no idea what to expect, who would talk to me, and who would buy any. But as usual, God exceeds my expectations. I can't even count how many stopped by my table and I shared my story with. My throat was sore at the end of the night! Not only did dear friends come and support me, but total strangers! My pastor and our worship band played the opening set last night and they were kind enough to give me a shout-out, which brought even more people my way. It was a long night for sure, and at times overwhelming. But it was so reassuring to have shared my passion with people and to hear their response. And leaving with $100 didn't hurt either. Fundraising begun!

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Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!


Amber said...

I stumbled accross your page today, and I would love to partner with you in some way. I live in tampa, and I am very passionate about ending human trafficking. 2 are better than one right? My email is I tried to find yours on here, and it wont let me go to the contact page.

Amber said...

P.S. I Love Art too!!! I really need to start paining again. What a great motivation (fundraising)