Awake and Rising + My Turning Point

sarah-raskey-art-Sharing my dream collaboration with Sarah Raskey Fine Art and Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.

A few months ago I was asked to be a part of a top secret art project dreamed up by an amazing woman – Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.  If you follow me on social media you already know a little bit about it. Let me just say – it was so hard not to let it slip – I posted a few hints over social media – but today is the day I can finally share!

On May 3rd, Inspired Interiors will be unveiling a display titled ‘Awake and Rising’ at Dreaming of Design. This event showcases local designers who have worked hard to create bedroom displays. The project is a sentiment to female empowerment and features products from female owned furniture manufacturers and distributors.

Emily wanted to create a collage of pieces of art by artist Sarah Raskey on Maya Romanoff wallpaper as a backdrop for the bedroom vignette she designed. Each piece would be from one of 30 women chosen to participate. Stamped on the wallpaper is each women’s breasts, of different size and different shape, but most importantly the breasts of women that use their voices to foster positive social change. The artwork was created Sarah Raskey with framing created by Gemini Builds It; two local artists. After the showroom debut event, each tile from the backdrop collage will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Chicago. The fact that I had my own breast cancer scare a few years ago made this project even more personal and close to my heart.

I was of course thrilled and honored to be one of the 30 amazing ladies selected. I am very passionate about using my platform to create change, particularly in areas that affect women. Love Zahra is a community of women who want to uplift and inspire each other. As I’ve been finding myself over the years and blogging about it, I’ve been talking to so many readers going through similar issues. We talked about everything from religion, health, relationship issues, cultural taboos, self-esteem, as well as all the fun stuff like fashion and beauty. We have been growing together and learning from each other, which is such a beautiful thing!

For this project I visited Sarah Raskey’s art gallery in Chicago, which is a magical space filled with art, crystals, and all things luxury. There I chose my tile which would be imprinted with my breasts after being painted on by Sarah. We discussed my inspiration for Sarah to keep in mind when she painted and finished the custom artwork. I decided I wanted to my piece to represent a turning point in my life journey, because I truly feel like I’ve been going through an internal metamorphosis. I’m finally at a point in my life where I’m comfortable in my own skin, confident, and living with a purpose. I named my piece ‘Turning Point’. I could not be more in love with how it turned out! Scroll down to see pictures of the process and the final art work by Sarah Raskey! View all of the finished artwork here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/InspiredInteriorsChicago/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156671995634162

Each piece will be auctioned off after the Dreaming of Design showcase on May 3rd.

Event Details: Thursday, May 3rd from 5pm – 8pm at the Chicago Luxury Beds showroom located at 440 N. Wells Street, No. 100N. RSVP Required: info@chicagoluxurybeds.com

To view and bid on my piece or any of the others online, click here:

www.inspire18.gesture.com

Bidding ends before Mother’s Day!sarah-raskey-fine-art

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“Turning Point”

View all of the other pieces here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/InspiredInteriorsChicago/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156671995634162

To view and bid on my piece or any of the others, click here:

www.inspire18.gesture.com

 

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