PLEASE Take Part in 8×8
You could say that today’s post isn’t very cheerful as I’m going to be speaking about cancer – disease that seems to be claiming more and more lives despite all human effort to invent effective treatment. Even worse, I’ll be speaking about very young children suffering from brain tumours, but PLEASE don’t try to hide your head in the sand and skip the next few paragraphs, PLEASE read on, as this might be your chance to help.
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We do know that there are parents out there who have to somehow survive extreme emotional sways – feeling helpless and very scared in the shadow of an unknown monster, wishing to give anything on this Earth for a slightest chance to keep their dearest intact, getting angry that IT has touched their family… Their heartache is unbearable, much worse than any physical pain, yet they have to pull themselves together and remain optimistic.
There is a wise saying – out of sight, out of mind – and sadly it is just a form of human self-defence. How many times have you heard “I don’t want to watch this” or “I’m not going to read this” just because our media has once again touched some inconvenient subject? I’m afraid we’ll have to change. It’s time we stopped wrapping ourselves in illusions that bitter things don’t exist; actually they do, yet they can be defeated only if ALL OF US can look them in the eye together.
John Lennon must have know it, as there’s no better way to express all I’ve just said than to use his words – “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
So… if you are an artist or photographer, or just a creative individual don’t hesitate and PLEASE join the eightbyeight Project.
All your questions can be answered on the official eightbyeight website (click here), but here’s a short overview:
The eightbyeight Project is bringing ‘Childhood Explored’ to Eden Court, Inverness, in April 2013.
This exciting and uplifting exhibition explores the theme of childhood in many glorious ways, through diverse media. This is thanks to the generous donations of artists, photographers, and other creatives from all over the UK.
The artworks in the show are all 8 by 8 inches in size, and will be displayed in stunning groupings. They will celebrate both the beauty and skill of the individual works, but also the power of bringing together the pieces en masse – echoing the notion that by coming together in a spirit of charity and positivity, people can do great things!
The project was set up to raise the profile of Camillie’s Appeal, and raise funds to support the charity’s vital work.
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P.S. We will definitely be taking part in this project; we promise to let you know about our contributions.
P.P.S. If you don’t believe in your creative abilities, please help us spread the word.