Posted by : lara 9.19.2010

For eight years now African Well Fund has held fundraisers for Bono's Birthday May 19. And almost every year I've made a birthday card for him that we''ve sent to his management. I know it's quite late, but this hill became my mountain which i finally was able to climb!

Here is this years card inspired by the lyric "Vision over Visibility" from the song "Moment of Surrender." I used all of the birthday wishes we collected for Bono online to create a collage paper used on both the envelope and cover of the card. Together, while no one wish is truly visible (and all names were deleted), all together they, I think, create a vision of hope for change.

Back of envelope:

The back of the envelope is simple - the glass heart bead I picked up on Portobello Street in London, the lace, screen and "punchinella" is from Gauche Alchemy.

When it is opened the card comes to view:

The cover of the card is spraypainted and the pages are bound into that with floss and beads also from Gauche Alchemy.

The front of the envelope that holds the card is printed with the certificate we usually give to Bono stating the amount raised and how it will be used:

Here are the envlope and card together:

On a separate note, i went through many variations of the card cover and took a photo of them all :D

Past Cards:

2009 Card

2008 Card

2 Responses so far.

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Amazing. As usual. Your talent knows no bounds.

  2. This is so beautiful! Such talent.

    Reminds of the messages Habitat for Humanity volunteers would write on walls during construction. How wonderful for him to be able to hold all those whispers o' love and support. All while knowing the love is pouring into the African Well Fund? Oy. Just doesn't get better than that!

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