Monday, June 28, 2010

Kids and Pups

I have always felt like children and pups are sort of made for one another, especially little boys. There is something about their rambunctious energy that ties them together. Kindred spirits - no doubt.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ripple Blog Update

Within 12 hours of "A Mother's Love" being posted on the Ripple Blog, it was sold!! A special thank you to Josephine Noah of Albany, CA for helping clean up the Gulf.

According the the IBRRC in Florida, it takes 3 bottles of Dawn Dishwashing Detergent to clean each bird. The $10 covers just the amount of those three bottles. I feel very proud that Josephine and I helped to heal at least one sea bird in trouble.

Thanks to everyone for their support on this...

As long as the spill is happening, Kelly plans on continuing the blog. So check back often and throw a stone of your own!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Ripple Blog - Help the Wildlife in the Gulf Oil Spill

On Illustration Friday a few weeks ago the concept of RIPPLE was given, inspired by the Ripple Blog. This concept is the brainchild of established illustrator, Kelly Light, and is an incredible venue for illustrators and artists -- professional, student, and "hobbiest", of all ages, to create original artwork in order to help give relief to the disaster.

Due to my big move to the Peninsula, and the sprained ankle that came with it... I wasn't able to make the IF deadline, but Kelly still featured my piece as #660 - A Mother's Love. It is for sale for pennies - the $10 donation. Also, I plan on including some extra goodies for whomever intends on purchasing this piece.

Here is the concept in Kelly Light's words:

"It's hard to make ripples in oil soaked water. But throw enough stones and you will!

It's not about the politics or the corporation. It's about the animals. It's about not feeling helpless in the face of an overwhelming disaster. We're illustrators. We don't lose touch with that kid inside who marvels at the creatures who swim below and fly above the sea. We draw them. We are inspired by them. We need to help them.

The Ripple blog was started on the 45th day of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe. The oil spill in the Gulf is now over 50 days old with no sign of stopping. We may be too small as individuals to do some grand gesture- but together our small gestures can be grand....

These cards will be made available for a small donation of $10.00 to either The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies or The International Bird Rescue Research Center . I have no affiliation with them. Every penny will go. When the cards sell, We ask for a donation confirmation and you will be asked to sign the back with a thank you. Then mail them to the address you are sent. If we all do small acts together- we can cause a ripple- and it can grow. We can DO SOMETHING. Thank you, thank you for checking this out and thinking about it." ~ Kelly Light

As a huge animal rights activist, I can't help but encourage everyone I know - artists and art lovers - to participate in this project and get involved! Thanks... :-)