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liz

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on: October 20, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
Aloha, for the first time ever, I took part in a fund raiser! It was an event to raise money for a transition home that provides support to abused women and their children. When I remembered to take a photo some of my mini paintings (5x7)were already gone. All together 2 seascapes, 2 florals, and 2 still life were bought.  (Nolan, one was a cherry painting!)
Last year I was asked if I had a painting to donate, but I wasn't ready with anything and had nothing in mind.  In the first place, I wasn't sure I was ready to share my art with 'strangers', truth be told!  I know this sounds selfish, but I think it was also a matter of confidence in myself.
This time when I was asked once more, I had a head start and over a month and a half I put together small 5x7 paintings, except for 2 8x11.  I looked for and bought nice used frames from thrift shops and had a featured table for a dozen paintings and a book of poems with paintings by Patrick Ching, notable island artist.  (The Chings are long-time family friends who donated their books to also help out with this ministry.)
Anything left will go to the next fundraiser in a couple of weeks.  And all donors are able to take a tax write off.  It was an interesting evening talking with folks and even an artist.  Quite a few people looked through my photo album of my art and picked up my 'business card'; I may even get a commission for the monk seal seascape. What I learned in my experience is that even a small painting can bring joy to perfect strangers! 
And with a few book sales and my paintings we raised $250 for the women's shelter!
:thankyou: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Special thanks to Mea for telling me about vista.com where I got 500 business cards for $17.00 and not 25 cards for twice that much at a local printer!
Thank you, too, to Dennis and Nolan, my art mentors!  :clap: :clap: :clap: ~Liz
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 03:35:40 PM by liz »


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Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 01:40:09 PM
Liz,

That's great news.  So proud of you.  Nicely set up. 

aloha

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« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 01:48:43 PM by mea hamo pena »
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Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 05:28:04 PM
That's brilliant Liz! Good for you  :yippee:   You had a very nice setup there. Congratulations.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 08:33:12 AM
Very nice LIz! Someone will be hanging your art on their wall knowing they are appreciating it so much, the real deal...originals! Very kind of you do that too!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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