Last December, due to the volume of work I was facing and other little complications, I was unable to do my Solstice Giveaway the way I had planned. For the ones who are new to this blog, the Solstice Giveaways are a way I created to show my appreciation to my followers and friends. Twice a year, on Summer and Winter, I will be giving away an original piece, print, or other item. Last year I had the idea of asking for a little donation to each participant, so together we could help an institution or person in need of help. So the giveaway would become more like a raffle.
This time I will be giving away an original piece of artwork, at your choice:
"I am half-sick of shadows"
Watercolor and graphite on paperboard,
9 x 12
Watercolor and graphite on paperboard,
9 x 15
To participate, you just have to purchase one or more e-tickets. Each e-ticket has the symbolic cost of $3.00 USD. The more tickets you purchase, the better are your chances to win. Names will be drawn on June 22nd. Out of the tickets money (after Paypal fees), I'll take the cost of shipping and the rest will go for a "love destination", which is very likely to be already defined.
When I was preparing this post, I received an email from Florida artist Helene Ruiz:
Not sure if you guys are familiar with this story...but i cut and pasted below for u..
if you would like to donate any art supplies for this cause, tomorrow will be a perfect time when u come for the event as Gallery 101 will be;
Gallery 101 will be one of many dropoff locations.We as an art community have the opportunity to give an aspiring young artist the chance to express herself again,while you are at the art store pick up an extra brush,canvas,pad of paper,tube of paint....you get the picture,lets show this wonderful girl that we care and want to see her and help her bloom into a great artist.thanks in advance for your donations..
Gallery 101 felt compelled to help a local girl who was nearly killed by a school bully. Josie cannot speak cannot walk and has limited function in her right arm, right hand and right fingers and will require extensive and long-term rehabilitative care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Gallery is helping the family by volunteering as a drop off point for donations.
Beating victim Josie Lou Ratley to leave rehabilitation center
Josie Lou Ratley with her mother in April.
By DIANA MOSKOVITZ
Josie Lou Ratley -- the Deerfield Beach teenager viciously attacked by another teen -- soon will be released from a rehabilitation center, her family's lawyer announced on Tuesday.
The announcement did not give anymore details about when the 15-year-old will be released. Ratley's mother, Hilda Gotay Ratley, is expected to speak at a news conference Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale.
The teenager was attacked March 17 by Wayne Treacy, who knocked her down and kicked her head repeatedly with steel-toe boots in the bus area of Deerfield Beach Middle School.
Ratley was in intensive care at the Chris Evert Children's Hospital at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, at one point in a medically induced coma.
Ratley left the hospital on April 27 and moved to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility.
Since then, Ratley has been relearning such basic skills as how to talk and how to use her arms.
Treacy, 15, remains in Broward County's main jail, charged as an adult with first-degree attempted murder. Another teen, Kayla Manson, 13, is charged as a principal for allegedly helping Treacy find Ratley that day.
The Miami Herald
I am going to contact Gallery 101 to know what the family needs. At least I intend to send her a big pack of art supplies in our name, knowing how useful art making can be in the healing and rehabilitation of people in Josie's condition. If you'd like to participate, you can buy an e-ticket by clicking on the Paypal button on the right column. Thank you!
Gallery 101: http://www.thegallery101.net/