The Beautiful Mess - A Raffle Ticket
Donated by Canary Lane ‘The Beautiful Mess’, tells the story of the beautiful mess of emotions of a family with childhood cancer. Funds raised will support the work of The Bravery Box.
Valued at $3775.00, you are buying a raffle ticket (only 100 tickets available). In the comments please write the name of the Oncology Mother to whom you would like to gift The Beautiful Mess should your ticket win.
The Raffle will be drawn at Brews, Bites & Beats on Saturday 7th September or when the 100 tickets have sold.
A word about the design decisions:
The seemingly random placement of stones tells a story of the common ‘plot twists’ when an illness or infection or complication sends us off-balance.
The designer chose different sizes and different shaped stones as the mosaic of emotions and challenges that a child with cancer experiences.
When you look from the outside in, towards a family with childhood cancer, things are often not what they seem. Many families are faking courage and happiness on the days that feel impossible. Some mother cry in the shower to hide their pain and reappear with hugs and kisses and laughter. The pink pear-shaped stone is also not what it seems – it looks like a pink sapphire, tucked in next to other pink sapphires but is in fact an pink tourmaline.
The Watermelon tourmaline positioned just off to the side represents the love and support of families who deeply understand your pain because they too have battled childhood cancer.
Battling for your child’s life, gratefully is rare. Pink diamonds are rare and precious. The designer used pink diamonds to describe the incredible heights of connection and happiness that can be found in battling for your child’s life.
The Beautiful Mess is part of a series inspired last year when the designer watched the friendship between two girls battling the same cancer and in turn watched as one girl learned how to grieve the loss of the other. The large yellow sapphire represents the enduring friendships of all children who battle cancer together and those who are no longer with us.
This designer from Canary Lane has a rare and touching insight into the lives of a family battling cancer. Thank you for making our battle so beautiful through your artwork.