In an effort to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association, a very talented artist and jewelry designer is donating a portion of her proceeds to promote positive body images.
Karin Collins and SpoonFed Art are raising awareness for "Every BODY is Beautiful," an online fundraising auction to be held from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2007. The event will be hosted by country music singer, Sara Evansand will be endorsed by a number of other celebrities.
"When Karin picked up a spoon and started to turn it into a wearable pendant, she had no idea she was scooping up a cure for her eating disorder," Yahoo Health wrote.
"With eating disorders in particular, talking through the issues sometimes isn't enough, and art opens up a whole new channel for the person to express themselves," Karen said of her experience. "I know that my creativity was stifled by the eating disorder, as were many other parts of myself, and it was freeing to be able to tap into it, and to realize that I was "creating" my life in every minute."
That's what inspired her to create SpoonFed Art.
Participating in Every Body is Beautiful is a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping in while promoting a good cause. The auction will include jewelry, clothes, accessories, cosmetics, vacation packages, books and art among other things.