before wax is boiled out

after wax is boiled out of fabric

Looking back to the year 2009, my sister asked me to create an image for a fund raising event called, Health Alliance for Sudan, that would be in the Valentine’s Day spirit  and also mimic the bright, colorful designs worn by the people of this fragile country. The heart was printed on Mr. Elllie Pooh paper as a card, raising money to buy much needed mattresses for the Juba Teaching Hospital, which  MedShare International helps supply with excellent medical equipment.

The design for this piece unfolded nicely for me, mainly because I knew before hand what I wanted to put into the body of the heart; x’s and o’s for kisses and hugs.

My first attempt resulted with this one which ended up on a tee shirt.

first trial after washing


basic design

final color version