Austin Hatcher Foundation Fundraiser *Celebration of Life and Hope*
“Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.”
― Steven Rogers, Hope Floats
As a live event painter – performing artist, I get to play dress up, splash paint, and make art. AND it helps other people raise money for good causes…WHOA!!! It’s about the most awesome-isc-ness-sit thing since Mick Jagger made skinny jeans the badge of rock coolness.
What I’m (weirdly) trying to say is, I’m honored to do what I do. And this event was no exception.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters.
I never know what I’m going to paint before I walk into an event and I love present moment it gifts me. To be honest, it’s probably the most zen I get! The piece was completed during the evening from start to finished in 2 and a half hours. Then auctioned off as the last item to the highest bidder.
The painting has a flowing maybe even “floating feel to it”, which is kind of the feeling that hope creates.
There were three symbols of the eve that caught my eye and so I wanted to carry them throughout the painting.
1) The Foundation’s logo of the little boy blowing bubble/ wishes
2) The champagne bubbles and flutes of the celebration
3) The white “full of hope” lilies that stood tall on the tables.
It was a beautiful cause and I was happy to be a part of this event’s mission.
Enjoy the photos and painting!