Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ripple Project and Illustration Friday: Paisley

Today I worked on a collage/painting that will serve two purposes.  It is for this week's Illustration Friday -- paisley, as well as my contribution for the Ripple Project.

The Ripple Project is the brainchild of illustrator Kelly Light, who decided to take action against her frustration with the Gulf oil spill by making small sketch paintings and selling them for $10 each to benefit two wildlife non-profits, The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.  Every penny is donated to help the animal victims of this disaster.  Since the time she began this project on June 3rd, it has grown across the globe, with over 500 artists participating and raising over $3,000 so far.  I'm very happy to do my part, however small, to make a difference in this horrible crisis.

Please take a minute to look at her Ripple blog HERE.  There's still plenty of unsold art available for a $10 donation!  I'm hoping that mine will find a happy home!

12 comments:

Doodle Isle said...

this is absolutely lovely!!! well done :D

Christina Silverio said...

Your art card is lovely; I absolutely love your work! :)

k.h.whitaker said...

love the paisley whale!

Leen Christens said...

The whale looks amazing with the paisley pattern! Nice contribution!

altermyworld said...

HI!!! I am the one who bought this lovely piece of art.
I can't wait to receive it!! I made the donation in memory of my son who died at birth for my husband on fathers day. SO this little piece of art has so much meaning already and will go to a wonderful home.
thank you!
ANg

AutumnLeaves said...

I love this gorgeous little whale with the paisley heart. Beautiful work, Goomie!

Goomie said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Amy C said...

this is adorable and incredibly touching too.

pretty day said...

nice image- very pretty colors.

Heather said...

I love this whale!!!!! So cute, I like your style.

Gina said...

AWwwwwwwwwwww

Breadwig said...

Wow, so great. I love your illustration, it has so much character.