Many of you noticed my absence from dA. I wanted to share with you the reason:
I posted this on 9/7/11 on my blog [link]
"Today is a time to think of staying in the moment and loving what you're doing with each and every day. You don't know when you are about to lose almost everything. Our city is flooded. We live in a bowl shaped valley in the confluence of two rivers. Roiling water surged over the flood walls built decades ago to tame the Susquehanna River.
Though my family is safe and sound, our neighbors are losing their homes. Since last night, people began getting phone calls with recorded instructions from the government telling them to evacuate.
Around 7 o'clock 20,000 people were simply told to leave their homes, taking their pets and medications with them How must it be to watch the news expecting to see a glimpse of your home or what is left of it?
The government had banned all passage though the city of Binghamton. Only emergency vehicles have access to much of the city and surroundings. You can hear siren's calling in the distance. Houses hold several feet of water. Parking lots are filled with cars mired under water. Lourdes Hospital is flooded, the river is more than high."
This it reminds me to live my everyday life in the moment. To appreciate it in it's fullness. We never know what tomorrow may bring, so I practice mindfulness. For me that happens to mean creating something beautiful with ordinary paper.
I am donating ALL the proceeds from their sale to the flood relief funds. It would honor my art to be useful in such a way." ~Kanchan Mahon
This is an international love letter called "Par Avion"
8.5" x 9.5"
Includes (from top)
Frederick Douglas (USA)
Pakistan Norge I know we're all starving artists" here on dA or just hanging on through school, or a crappy day job. But these guys have lost both homes and businesses, some are still not employed
To buy something you may go to [link]
or you may certainly let me know here. The prices listed are ALL negotiable. My collages have become like a litter of kittens. I have too many (150) in my home. They need good homes where they will be loved and appreciated. If you want to buy something for $5 or $15 or $25 let me know, and I'll make it happen. (You may of course buy prints from dA but how much better to display an original piece or art in your home?
email@example.com or [link] you friend ever Kanchancollage