Last February I participated for the 2nd year in the Art 100x100 Cancer Charity Fundraiser supporting the Oman Cancer Association. This event, organized by artist Ibrahim Gailani, featured 100 artworks donated by artists all selling for 100 Omani Riyals each (approximately $260 US dollars) with all proceeds going directly to the charity.
My piece, titled "Spring of Hope", was done in honor of Jill Brzezinski-Conley of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jill was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at the age of 32. Just twelve months after the initial diagnosis, Jill found out she had incurable bone cancer. Now, four and a half years later, the cancer has spread to her lungs and she is fighting for each breath. Instead of being a victim, Jill is full of joy and light. She has dedicated her life to helping other women with similar struggles find beauty and joy in themselves and their lives each day. In Jill's words, you've got to "Rock What You Got!" To learn more about Jill and her charity, please visit Jillswish.org.