Giving Back

I curated art books to raise funds for charity from 2009 through 2015 under the Paws For Charity banner (2009, 2010, 2012-15) and Love From Me in 2011.

Photographers and artists from around the world donated their images to create coffee table books, notebooks and weekly planners. Copyright of the images remained with the artists. I donated all my time for the projects, and 100% of the profits generated were donated.
Over $11,000 dollars was raised and contributed to registered charity through these projects.

The books were published through Blurb Books, and were number one best sellers year after year. Blurb Books featured the Paws For Charity Project online, and released a video about the project in 2014. (click on the photo below to view the video)


The Love From Me Project was produced in 2011. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2010, and decided to create the Love From Me Project to provide inspiration to people going through a period of personal challenge, and to raise funds for cancer charity.  

The Love From Me Art Book contained artwork and photography donated by 60 artists. The images were designed to "uplift and inspire". Although targeted to cancer patients, the book was created as inspiration for anyone facing life challenges.

All proceeds from the project were donated to the Rose Fund c/o the Health Services Foundation in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. This is a registered charity created to help cancer patients deal with financial difficulties. You can read the story behind the Rose Fund here.

The Love From Me book is available to view online at this link:

Paws For Charity books can be viewed by clicking on the link below this image:
Paws For Charity Bookstore

Published in the Progress Bulletin - November 18, 2014

Published in the Bridgewater Bulletin - April 2012

Sara, Riley and Myrtle pose with the 2012 Paws For Charity Art Book
Bridgewater Bulletin - March 1, 2009