Friday, May 16, 2014


 A Daughter of God SKWeckesser #BringBackOurGirls

I am SO honoured to be part of   Jessica Sporn's A Call to Art Auction in honor of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped.  The proceeds to this auction go to Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education. The topic or this horrific event has arisen in our home many, MANY times over the last month since it happened. My teenage daughters and I often discuss the right of education and freedom for everyone and to be honest with you as I type this blog post I find it extremely difficult to choke back the tears. This is 2013 and what a beautiful planet we have. We have all worked so hard to be on this planet, if only we could all enjoy the blessings of it… equally.

The piece that I created is called A Daughter of God. It is a mixed media canvas that was made using Dylusion Ink Sprays from Ranger Ink , ICE Resin Iced Enamels, dries flowers, bee wax and a lot of heart.

As I wrote the words on the canvas I couldn’t help but tear up as I thought about the daughters that have been taken and then my mind thought about my own sweet girls. As a mother my heart has broken. I can’t even imagine.

Call to Art Flyer White Background

The online auc­tion began May 15th at 7AM EDT and ends May 17th at 3PM EDT.  I  hope you will join me the other amazing artists Jes­sica Sporn, Linda Kittmer, Mar­jie Kem­per, Judy Shea, Glenda Hoagland, Astrid McleanNat Kalbach, MaryBeth ShawLisa Pace, and many oth­ers.  You  can read more about this HERE.    And if you would like to bid on my piece you can HERE.

Jessica Sporn

Linda Kittmer

Ronda Palazzari

Marjie Kemper

Judy Shea

Glenda Hoagland

Astrid Maclean

Lisa Pace

Jackie Neal

Claudine Criner

France Papillon

Kristin Van Valkenburgh

Marcia Beckett

Ruth Levy

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Renee Zarate

Natasha May

Carmen Whitehead

Seth Apter

Marybeth Shaw

Amy Ingardia-Walker

Kelly Warren

Julie Bernier

Adrienne Hoban

Krista van Tol

Cheryl Grigsby

Jill Meyer

Lisa Flaherty

Kerry C. Mitchell

Lizabeth Harrington;

Barbara Lanza

Jamie Dougherty

Doreen Kassel ; www.

Nancy Baumiller

Valerie Roussel

Susan K. Weckesser <------------ME

Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!!!! And a BIG thank-you to Jessica Sporn  for putting this together! Together we really can make a difference in this world…we really can, even if at the moment it seems impossible!


Susan xoxo


  1. So beautiful! So proud to see so many coming together for such an important issue.

  2. This is not only a beautiful piece of work, the thought and heart behind it is beautiful! This story and cause has brought tears to my eyes as well. What kind of people do this? It is almost unfathomable that such hatred is on this planet. It really makes me value my life, freedom and my blessings. Many blessings to you Susan for helping this cause!

  3. This situation really makes my heart break.. I can only imagine what their families are going through. Thank you Susan.
    Hopefully we CAN make a difference!

  4. This is gorgeous! It's so wonderful of you, and the others, working to give support to such a worthy cause. Thank You!

  5. Beautiful piece for a great cause!


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