The newest Fusion Mineral Paint colour, CUREiously Pink has arrived! CUREiously Pink is a vibrant, limited edition colour developed in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Never in a million years would I have imagined that taking photos of such a gorgeous colour could turn me into an emotional wreck, but it did. My paint order arrived yesterday and I decided to take a few photos.
I began with photos of just one bottle …
and I began to think about my Mom who had breast cancer when she was 44 years old. Today she is 85.
Then I started thinking of two other wonderful ladies in my life who also had breast cancer and I added more bottles into my photo. My friend, Jan, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and I am extremely grateful that a recent visit to her oncologist confirmed she was cancer free. Another dear friend of mine was diagnosed about 15 years ago. Although I did not know her at that time, I can’t imagine not having her in my life. I am very honoured to call both ladies my friends.
Then I started to think about all of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends and I added more bottles to the stack. And then I got angry. Why so many ladies?
A couple weeks ago I put aside a child’s chair that I was going to paint CUREiously Pink when my shipment arrived. But once I started taking photos, I knew this was not just another new colour. Sure, it would look great on a little chair, but instead I chose to paint the word Believe.
Luckily I had a good nights rest before I wrote this blog post because last night I wanted to title my blog post “Screw You Cancer”. This morning I woke up in a better place. CUREiously Pink is a beautiful colour and pink is a symbol of breast cancer awareness and the fight to find a cure against the disease.
I will be donating $3 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for each bottle that I sell in my shop or online. Fusion Mineral Paint is also donating $1 for each bottle sold.
I know many of you love tester size bottles of Fusion Mineral Paint, but this limited edition colour is only available in the larger pint sizes.
I also have the word Believe available for purchasing. It is approximately 13" wide by 6.25" tall and is laser cut from 1/8" thick baltic birch 3-ply plywood.
I painted the planks in these photos with Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Casement. Doesn’t it pair well with CUREiously Pink?
P.S. I’d love for you to meet my Mom! I wrote a blog post about her earlier this year. She’s an amazing lady!