For everyone who was not there :
On December 21st last year another charity event was organized at Omikron gallery for The Sophia Foundation for children. This time it was not for the children for Africa but for those closer to home, in Cyprus whose families have been severely affected by the economic crisis. It has taken me a good 5 months to post about this and upload these photos as we have had to get through the Christmas madness, setting up an exhibition ....( see our Exhibition Patchaouri 2014 page for a glimpse of how we spent our opening night ) children , family and students , moving to Australia , renovations etc. which, have all demanded a lot of our time ...
Hope you enjoy the slide shows of the exhibition and pashminas that were all available for auction , and yes it was a HUGE success and managed to ensure 8 schools could be set up with kitchens, and, supply meals for their students for a year ... we hope they are all having a Happier New Year....Maro
And a few closer photos of some pashminas :
Ps : Apologies for not writing the names of all creators , memory failing and list in a drawer approx. 1400 km away !!! If you would like to see Patchaouri's contribution to the exhibition please click on the button below to see the blog post ..
On the opposite end I used an upcycled neck tie and made a "fylacto" to incorporate this Cypriot tradition of
keeping a chid from harm...and sewed the tiniest blue bead to represent the "evil eye".
Finally signed and sealed in a bright ,mustard wool felt pocket for ,safe keeping when not in use .The pocket is lined with silk and secured with a leather "button"...
BUT, today it's unwrapped and part of this special, important event..