Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ripple : 6/1/10 -9/30/10

Kelly Light here.... Ripple has now finished what it set out to do. All of the art is left up here for your enjoyment. If any of the artists wish to sell the unsold art on your own to benefit these organizations- that would be fabulous. If anyone finds art here that they would like to buy to benefit these organizations- most of the artists have links in their posts from which you can contact them.  Artists can also mail any unsold art directly to the organizations as a "Thank You" - to a volunteer. (They're still there - still working and will be for a long time)

On a personal note - it was a thrilling ride - watching the art come in. Some of the well known artists like Mo Willems- made me shed a tear with how touching his sketches and words were. Some of the lesser known artists knocked my socks off - like Michael Fleming and Colleen Madden. Artists who I know personally and who's work I am familiar with - surprised me with the heart and sweetness in their sketches - like Jarrett Krosoczka and Kathy Blackmore. The funny ones- the biting ones - the hopeful ones.. all were so diverse in style and approach- but all unified by the love of the ocean, the beach, the birds and the animals. I have a list of favorites 100 sketches long.

I hope what we've done leaves behind the inspiration and the belief- That anyone can do something to help- no matter how small - when faced with what seems like an insurmountable problem. It just takes one voice - one person to create a space for hope and action - like they say in Field of Dreams "If you build it, they will come".

5 comments:

  1. "claps hands" thank you Kelly for all the you did.

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  2. Well done everyone! A great world wide effort. Thanks to the team and especially Kelly for all the organization and work to make this happen.
    Amazing is the only word to describe this!

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  3. Thank you Kelly for all you have done! I've enjoyed participating in this special project.

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  4. Kelly,
    I want to thank you and all your incredible artists for what you have done here. I work in the IBRRC office helping with the Gulf crisis response and I have been really touched at the caring and generosity of so many people. From the little child with the lemonade stand to the fabulous art around the world, I thank you for being a part of this.
    Cheryl

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  5. Cheryl- You guys do the really hard work! I so admire your dedication!-K

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