Friday, June 18, 2010

illustration friday ~ ripple special

Ok - I am a week late ~ here is my illustration for last week's topic 'ripple'. But this was a special 'assignment' and I wanted to do something special ~ this illustration will be offered for sale for $10.00 on
This site has been set-up to raise money to help the wildlife affected by the BP oil spill. It is a way for a group of creative people to make a difference. There are many wonderful pieces of art offered on this site & all money raised will go to two charities benefiting the wildlife ~ here is the description from the site ~
Each sketchcard on this blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefiting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can purchase a card if you donate directly to one of the non-profits and email me the confirmation and your address to The artist will mail you the signed card.
We don't have to feel helpless. We can help. Our small actions together will ripple outward.
After playing around with some different ideas I realized I wanted to make a dress out of the affected animals because many times my dresses represent for me my heart felt emotions, opinions and heart aches and this oil spill falls in the heart ache category. I love the idea of being able to contribute artwork that might raise some money to help in this disaster.
This piece is not a card but a pen and ink drawing, with watercolor accents.
It is 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. on smooth bristol paper.
Please go to the web site and check out all the many wonderful, creative and inspiring illustrations, and if you want maybe buy mine!!!


  1. p.s. as of June 16th - over $3000.00 has been raised!! peace

  2. Your piece is wonderful and creative. Lovely of you to donate this for this cause!

  3. Hello,
    I can not find your email address, yes you can put my links with your ripple dress. I will enjoy your wonderful piece very much! Also I am inspired to dream up a piece of art to donate as well, may the ripples continue on and on.

  4. Beautiful and a little bit sad dress, but very beautiful!


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