Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Sketches & Illustration Friday - "Ripple" Helping the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill - over $1500 raised so far!!

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When I received my e-mail from IF this morning and heard about the "Ripple" Project....my heart was so deeply touched by this initiative that I had to create for it....so I am donating these 8 paintings to help raise money for the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Disaster.

Every mini painting and sketch on the Ripple 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.

The Ripple blog has all the details...

"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." 


Two paintings SOLD already....

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34 comments:

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Diana!!

These are Beautiful~

Your kindness makes me smile~

It is truly devastating what is occurring in the gulf. Seeing the tragic pictures of the oil spill and its damage on our ocean wild life is horrible.

The "Ripple" is a great way to help!!
Thank You!!

Hugs to You~

~Katy

Diana Evans said...

oh Katy!! it is so heartbreaking....I think about it all the time...and hope that we can help these poor animals and this disaster....

Thank you for your kind words...you are always so sweet and your comments always brighten my day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

What has happened in the gulf makes me cry.
What a kind heart you have and you are so generous.
Thank goodness for people like you and The Ripple, helping out.
Your illustrations are lovely.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

These are wonderful. :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Diana, thank you for sharing your kindness, generosity and creativity with those who are so in need. The loss of life is devastating, and we all feel so helpless. Ripple is a fantastic idea. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Deborah said...

Diana, these are all so lovely, and so wonderful of you to donate your art for such a noble cause. I was over there at Ripple earlier and became overwhelmed!!! I couldn't decide on one to pick out...I want them all. **kisskiss** Deb

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Diana!!!! How awesome and beautiful. Girly you put a whole lot of work into these wonderful illustrations I can tell. They are going to sell like hot cakes. Great work you have done. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Hope that all is well with you and the family. take care
V

Diana Evans said...

Thank you a whole bunch everyone!!! your visits always make me smile!!!

Hugs
Diana

Sue Lelli said...

Thank you so much for doing this. We own a place on the gulf and it truly is heartbreaking! I'm excited to see a group who wants to help and isn't caught up in all the politics! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Diana Evans said...

It is a pleasure to do anything we can to help...thank you for the kind words Sue....

Judy said...

What a thoughtful & kind thing to do, Diana, so much man-made devastation in the gulf, we have even had protesters against BP here in NZ! Good luck with the project!
Judy in NZ

marianne said...

Such gorgeous contributions you have made!
Thanks for helping!

Taluula said...

These are beautiful Diana.

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

HI Diana,
Thanks so much for popping over to my blog to check it out! Your work is beautiful! So great of you to donate your 8 illos for the "Ripple" cause- very generous WOW:)
They'll be snapped up quick, I'm sure!

Sally Taylor said...

These are gorgeous, and you cranked them out so quickly! I am so glad you participated, it will have an impact.

Vicki Smith said...

Lovely illustrations, Diana!

Lori Saul said...

These are beautiful Diana- amidst this terrible disaster to the gulf waters and the wildlife. Your beautiful work and generous spirit is a wonderful way to help!

k.h.whitaker said...

I really like these Diana, they will make wonderful contributions!

Deanna said...

What a beautiful thing to do. Your words about animals being our inspiration really touched home with me and nearly brought me to tears.

Thank you so much for sharing this information.

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh Diana...what a lovely thing it is that you are doing!

you are to be commended for taking the time out ... using your talents for such a worthy cause!

have a great weekend!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Diana Evans said...

thank you Carmelina!!! sweet words...I wish I could make it all go away...

Ces said...

Diana, these are gorgeous. I love the octopus. I thought of Bella SInclair right away. Yes, Elephants and octopi! What a great cause this is. I contributed two drawings.

Heather said...

Hi Diana,
You did a WONDERFUL job with these!
Great!
Heather

Sophia said...

These are amazing, Diana, and for a great cause! What a wonderful person you are to do all of this.

Happy SS!

Lenora said...

This is a wonderful way to use your talent. These are fabulous and what a good cause. Thank you.

Fair Rosamund said...

These are so beautiful, it is so kind of you to help out in this way! I am going to go check out the Ripple Project. ~Lauren

Caroline said...

Fantastic collection, Diana - super colours and they look like mini stitched textiles! Wonderful that so many artists from IF are contributing!

Lille Diane said...

Your work and heart are both beautiful. Thank you for being YOU! <3

Hannah Marechal said...

Love these pics - I have brought the dolphin one!

Tammie said...

these are all so wonderful and the ripple idea is fantastic!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Diana;
What a great thing for you to do. These paintings are wonderful. I hope they raise a lot more money to help with this horrible oil spill.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Diana! I was scrolling through the ripple blog last night and as soon as I came to your illustrations... I knew they were yours. Your style is so unique and wonderful. You've sold a couple more Congrats and God bless you for giving so freely of yout time and talents! Great stuff!

Art Fan Ako said...

Nice to see your work... lovely octopi, dolphins, sea gulls, for a good cause. :)

Roberta said...

Beautiful, brilliant colors!

 
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