News Britney Spears Sold a Flower Painting for $10,000 to Benefit Las Vegas Shooting Victims By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 7, 2017 @ 11:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email If you want art connoisseurs to take note of your talent, you better work, bitch. That’s exactly what Britney Spears has been doing, and now, the hours toiling behind a canvas have paid off. In case you weren’t aware, the 35-year-old performer has taken up painting, and regularly shares videos of herself stroking some watercolors onto a blank canvas. Usually, she wears crop tops and flaunts her abs, because why not. Last month, however, one particular floral piece really caught everyone’s attention. Paired alongside classical music, Spears shared a video of herself—again, in itty-bitty shorts, a sports bra, and a tunic-like thing with sneakers—creating the piece, accompanied by the caption, “sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!!” You’d think she’d keep these at home as a special side project, right? Wrong. It turns out Spears actually donated her work to Vegas Cares, a benefit concert during which guests bid on pieces auctioned to benefit the first responders and the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The event was held Sunday and journalist Robin Leach took home the pop star’s one-and-only for a whopping $10,000. Celebrities React After Mass Shooting in Texas Church “I’m so proud to call Vegas my second home and I’m please to participate in this Vegas Cares show,” she reportedly said in a video message during the concert. “The flowers in my painting represent a new beginning, and it’s in that spirit that we move forward. All the proceeds from the winning bid go to Vegas Cares Memorial Fund. I appreciate your kindness and your generosity. I love you, Vegas.” On Saturday, Spears opened the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Britney Spears campus after raising $1 million to build it. Keep on keepin’ on, Brit.