- A smart dude said that. Ghandi.
So, Ok. Here is me , NOT doing nothing. I don't want to feel helpless and hopeless again. I feel I've spent the last ten years of my life feeling that way: 9/11, The Iraq War, The Tsunami, Katrina, The Economic Crisis, the earthquake in Haiti - my entire 10 years as a mother - my thirties - flash by in a string of overwhelming catastrophes.
Why this? Why Now? This Oil Spill is so big, so terrible, we will all be altered. Species will go extinct. When we poison our seas - we poison ourselves. -I'm really torn up about it and didn't want to go inward with these feelings. So I'm out here - asking for help to help them.
These are small sketch-cards. 2.5" by 3.5". They are done quickly. They can be yours for a small donation of $10.00 to The International Bird Rescue Research Center. I have no affiliation with them. I just looked them up. You can donate directly and email me the donation confirmation OR you can email me- and I will send you a Paypal link and I will donate for you. You will be sent a confirmation. Every penny will go. Send me your address and the card will be mailed to you.
I am fortunate to have help. Many artist friends are coming forward to do cards. All of these talented folks believe like me- if we all do small acts together- we can cause a ripple- and it can grow. We can DO SOMETHING.
I've moved the posts from my illustration blog here for you to see. $100 raised so far.
I can't stand it. I can't stand watching wildlife pay the price for the greed of men.
I can't stand politicians who talk and talk and talk and do nothing of consequence.
I sat down today and loaded a brush with ink and pulled the graceful curve of a pelican's neck. Still beautiful though it was covered in oil. So sad to see those great wings unable to spread because the feathers are loaded and heavy with oil. - and the gulls and the sea turtles and the dolphins and the crabs and the shrimp and the herons and on and on and on.
Help me help them as much as possible. These 2.5" by 3.5" ink brush sketch cards are for sale. $10 -each. Every penny will be donated HERE. Email me - tell me which one you like,send me your address and I'll send you a paypal link. I will then donate and send you the confirmation of the donation.
I will add more cards as the days go on and we hope for the spill to be stopped. Thank you for your thoughts for the wondrous creatures of the gulf.
All life came from the sea.
Sketches 2 and 4 are sold. Thanks to Charlotte. Her donation will be sent HERE You can also purchase a sketch by donating directly and sending me the email confirmation of the donation! - Thanks so much for helping me help out.
I'll keep painting as long as the oil keeps spilling. If you'd like to purchase one of these 2.5" by 3.5" sketch cards AND make a $10.00 per sketch donation to the Internation Bird Rescue Research Center you can contact me by email! You can either make a paypal donation to me- and I'll pass every penny on- or make a direct donation of $10.00 and cc me the donation confirmation. Thanks so much-Kelly
Five cards have been purchased so far. Thank you so much for helping me help out the animal victims of the Gulf. I will keep painting as long as the oil keeps spilling. Each sketch card is a quick ink and brush drawing 2.5" by 3.5". One is yours for a $10 donation. Every penny goes to The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can donate directly and cc me the receipt or contact me for a Paypal link and I will send it in in your name and send you the receipt.Don't forget to send me your address as well! Thanks a million - I just can't watch this happen and not do something- no matter how small. Thanks again-Kelly
So happy to say $80 raised so far! Thanks so much Christine, Sara, Philip, Joy, and Christina!
My 10 yr. old daughter, Maggie wants to help me help them also. She drew this scared little manitee this morning. It can be yours for a $10 donation to the International Bird rescue Research Center . You can donate directly and copy the confirmation to me in an email or you can donate thru me-I will send you a paypal link. Every penny is donated. Send me your email and you will recieve a 2.5" by 3.5" sketchcard.
NOW- All of you friend artists out there, Wanna Help? Do a sketchcard and email me the jpeg. I will post it up here and take care of the donations, I'll just send you the address where to mail it.
Thanks so much for getting involved!
It's hard to make ripples in oil soaked water. But throw that stone hard enough!- And you will! So touched that some fellow illustrators want to help out. Here are 2 sketchcards from 2 talented illustrators. Again- For a $10 donation, you will be sent these mini works of art. 2.5" by 3 .5". You can donate directly to The International Bird Rescue Research Center and send me the copy of the donation confirmation OR email me and I'll send you a Paypal link and donate for you. You will be sent the donation confirmation. Every penny goes to the animals.
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