Tuesday, June 29, 2010


 Why did the chickens do the hustle?





Hi Everyone!!!!! It is Monday morning- June 28th. As I sit here and type- we are passing the $6,000.00 raised mark. I am amazed and grateful and awed by what we as artists have done- 1 sketch at a time.

This effort started with a small group at it's heart of children's Illustrators who are friends of mine- and I owe each and everyone of them a hug. For the next month of July - Ripple is going to spotlight some other children's illustrators - that you probably know and love. (I know I do) I perused my book shelves to decide who to ask.... and SCBWI has been a wonderful support as well.

"Great American Illustrator" Month - The cards that will be spotlighted are by illustrators who, having already established themselves as amazing artists and writers and animators - have chosen to throw their pebble in and make a ripple. Also -in this patriotic month of July- we will be asking a $50 donation - for these spotlighted cards. $50 for the 50 states of this nation that want to see the oil stop gushing into the Gulf.

The $10 cards will keep posting- nothing changes with them. The $50 cards will be posted on Mondays - Wednesdays and Fridays.

TO BUY A SPOTLIGHTED CARD: (Here's the difference) The FIRST person to send an inquiry and get a response that it is yours must THEN go donate to the one of the Non Profits and send the copy of the confirmation a.s.a.p.. We will mark the card "HOLD" and when we receive the confirmation we will mark the card "SOLD". Do not donate first and send the confirmation. We'll have a lot of people wanting the same card. It's first come- first serve here on Ripple- just be the first to say "I WANT THAT SKETCH!!!" - then be quick about the donation and confirmation.

I think I've mentioned this before- as a result of Ripple, I get personal reports from a woman at the IBRRC. She said it takes 3 bottles of Dawn Dish Detergent to wash one bird. $10 buys 3 bottles of Dawn. We have raised enough to buy 2,000 bottles of dawn - cleaning a potential 668 birds. (it's all figurative) - BUT- it puts it in perspective. We can help keep these two non profits in supplies. As the oil continues to flood the waters and endanger and damage so many species of wildlife - we do what we can. And we do it together.

It's exciting for me to see who's coming! I know it will be exciting for you too! - KELLY


He draws the impossible
for animated shows - he's got a way with a line-draws like no one else


It's a bird and it's kinda blue cause it wants to drive - but not allowed to.

767. SOLD Oil Birds

My name is Megumi Lemons and I'm a children's book illustrator currently in Phoenix, Arizona. My image is 3" x 4" and is painted in acrylics, acrylic gouache, and colored pencil.


Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

764. 765. 766. ALL SOLD Stay Strong!

764. SOLDStay Strong Pelican

765. SOLDStay Strong Dolphin

766. SOLD Stay Strong Sea Turtle

Courtney Autumn Martin is a children's illustrator working in Boston, MA. She created this mini poster series to raise support & awareness for three animals deeply affected by he devastating Gulf situation. The posters were created using a combination of pencil drawings and digital painting.

See more of her work here:

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

762.SOld 763SOLD. Turtles by the Sea

762.SOLD Baby

763. SOLD Deep

Bonnie Jean Woolger Decatur,Ga.

Wooden pen maker, printmaker, book maker, I grew up on the beach in south Florida and live in fear and horror of the oil spill. When I was 11 a sea turtle laid her eggs in our garden on the wrong side of A1A and so when they hatched I filled my pockets and my shirt and made many trips across the road to get the baby turtles on their way to the ocean before they could be hit by cars. I can’t save them from this.

See more of my work here: http://lostandfound-bjw.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

758.SOLD 759.SOLD 760. SOLD761.SOLD Keep our beautiful lands clean...

758. SOLDEgrets

759. SOLDTurtle

760.SOLDThree Fish

761. SOLD Pelican #1

Tish Rogers is an artist living in Cambria, California. She paints in watercolor and acrylic and loves living by the ocean and values the beauty of its nature. We need to keep our beautiful lands clean for all generations to come.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

757. SOLD If We Don't Care...

Oliver Wade is an animator and illustrator living in Texas. A Cartoonist with a capital "C" - a man with a flair with a pencil. He has worked in animation and the video gaming industry. He will soon take the plunge into children's books too. - cause I'm gonna push him in.

Oliver works digitally, so this will be a digital print. He will sign and mail it to you!!!

His card is available for a $10 donation. See details to the right.

If you'd like to contact Oliver Wade you can @ Nm8ed@aol.com

756. SOLD Sea Turtle

My name is Connor and I am 8 years old. I love to draw and I thought I would be able to help the marine life of the Gulf by making this picture. The drawing is in pencil, 3.5"x2.5".

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

755. SOLD Henna Bird

Kara is the heARTist & Coach behind the offerings at MotherHenna.com. Her henna style bird illustrations were originally done in India Ink, and this one is being offered as a print for Ripple. Kara makes her home on a small island in the Puget Sound.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

754. SOLD Sea Star

Tami Cohen is an illustrator and graphic designer in Pennsylvania. The sea star means a lot to her, as it's ability to self-heal is a symbol of hope. This card measures approx. 4x4 inches. Tami carved the lino stamp for the star imprint, and also made the rubber stamp of the globe, which she used on the background (you can see it in this photo).

Please visit Tami's blog at http://www.ahbliss.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

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