After an extended hiatus, I've returned to my Art for Haiti relief project. Several months ago, I collected input from everyone about objects--a plant, animal, other object, mythic or historic figure--I should add to the composition of this 12"x18" painting...and I got an amazing number of responses. There was nowhere to put everything! Additionally, there were some who donated money--about $20.00 in total, which was donated to UNICEF--to this project. I am grateful for all of you, and that we can do this--together--for people in a country that so desperately needs the help, six months after the earthquake that so badly shook up Haiti this past January.
After some difficulties with PayPal and other issues that limited the time I had to paint, I wish to continue where I left off.
A major compositional element I added was a tent city, from a photo I recently saw in a magazine about how in spite of the fact that many people donated lots of money, there are still people living in makeshift tent cities, there is still debris everywhere; the rebuilding has not begun. There is still so much help needed.
Many thanks to ysabetwordsmith
for pointing me to this video
The painting will be sold at auction and the proceeds (minus shipping and administrative costs) will be donated to Haiti relief. All those who donate will receive an ACEO sized (2.5"x3.5", about the size of a playing card) print of the painting.
Again, many thanks to my previous donors jenny_evergreen
, and someone else whose LJ username I do not know.
Please spread the word, and, if you can, tip the artist: