Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ripple:: Two contributions to the cause


"Fly"
~The Brown Pelican, Louisiana's State Bird ~

"The Dolphins Flee"

In the news today, I read that the sea creatures are now fleeing the Gulf oil spill area. It broke my heart many days ago to read of a death of a dolphin in the area..they weren't sure if it was the oil that caused the death, but to know that this disaster will forever change the area is real. I am contributing these two 2.5 x 3.5 watercolor illustrations to Kelly Light's Ripple effort..if you are not familiar with it, please do visit here.
As of today, the donations to the two non-profits, The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, and the International Bird Rescue Research Center, has exceeded $3,000.

Thank you Nina and Amy for purchasing them on behalf of the cause! I will send them very soon.
Thanks everyone for checking out ripplesketches.blogspot.com/
Each day, there are so many more amazing works of art available...and it looks like Kelly is getting some great support, too. What a great community of artists and art-lovers this is. : )


40 comments:

  1. Oh, Shirley! Just looking at the sad look on the dolphins' faces is enough to melt my heart... This is a devastating tragedy indeed, and you've captured both beauty and sadness in these. (hugs)

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  2. Just beautiful Shirley! I'm sure they will be snapped up in no time. I just contributed two pieces myself yay! What a fun project, despite the solemn nature if the cause. It's nice to think we can make a difference by doing something we love.

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  3. :( :( These are so beautiful but for such a sad cause :( Such a good idea though to help all the poor animals :(

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  4. Thans for the comment!Yor illos are so touching!The dolphins are so real!

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  5. ooooooooh, I love the dolphins Shirley, they look so sweet

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  6. Shirley, thanks for your comment.
    And, I'd like to say:
    All are good experiences of change, never change is positive in the first moment, because we will always "changing" the "changes", if every change we do we got it right from the beginning we would be completely genius, and I think, at least I do not want to be a genius, I want to keep making mistakes in order to progress.
    A kiss for you

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  7. these are both so beautifully done, shirley!

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  8. exactly how long have i been gone? you have been posting some amazing work and i missed it all! these are so beautifully done. its just so wonderful that there are so many out there using their talent to help. you are awesome! i'll try not to be so busy in the future. ;)

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  9. These are both so wonderful - such a soft touch but yet so strong in what they tell.

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  10. Lovely donations! I love checking in on Ripple daily to see what everyone is doing to help. Thank you for sharing your talents to this important cause.

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  11. So beautiful, Shirley. Thank you so very much for doing this. It's so important. It breaks my heart, too. But your work is helping to create a ray of sunshine. :) Theresa

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  12. Dearest Shirley, and Monsieur, and Faeries,

    I am well :) thank you!

    i think of you.

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  13. Shirley, your paintings are lovely! I confess! I bought your dolphins!!! :)

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  14. I just purchased "Fly". It is beautiful and haunting too. Thank you for your contribution. Our family will take good care of this little gem.
    A.

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  15. Many thanks EVERYONE who has stopped by ...this is such an amazing effort by the art community led by Kelly...can you believe how busy she must be? It's fantastic that there's been such an outpouring of help for the poor sea life that's been affected.

    Nina!, Amy! WOW, you humble me. Thank you SO very much for purchasing these little paintings. I'll swing by to your blogs very shortly.

    I'm so appreciative of all of your visits and kind words - they mean a lot everyone! I'll be by soon to visit all of you...

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  16. I saw this last night when it was posted on Ripple and I loved them both, but especially the Dolphin one! Then I looked at the artist and I should have known it was yours :) Nice job Shirley!

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  17. I saw your sad dolphins on the Ripple blog, and I wanted to reach out to them. They are so beautiful.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog... I am proud to be part of the Ripple... So much better to do something, however small, than to be feeling totally helpless.

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  18. Shirley these are so beautiful, I love pelicans and could watch them fly around for hours.

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  19. Thanks so much Shirley for your wonderful words...they made me smile. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog to do so. :)

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  20. Those creatures are so endearing! Lovely illustrations! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

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  21. Oooh these are terrific Shirley! What a great idea this was.

    There! That's it! Your excitement is a terrific gift to me. It's all worth every squiggle.

    Tsup!!!

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  22. Hi Shirley, gorgeous pieces as always. This is very noble of you, i'm glad to see that so many people are getting involved in this cause.
    I want to participate as well :)

    Greetings from Lisbon

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  23. The look so lovely! The pelican is my favorite,I like your simple approach on these paintings.

    Greetings
    Leen

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  24. Really beautiful, and nice project.
    :-)

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  25. Lovely Shirley, this ripple is amazing and as you say Kelly is doing such a fantastic job - over $4000 now!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful, dear friend. I love and admire your delicate and beautiful watercolor strokes. How sad that animals are fleeing the area. How many years, decades, before they return, I wonder.

    xoxoxo

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  27. Lovely, though sad what has happened to all the animals. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. These are lovely, Shirley! Such sad news from the Gulf, but it's wonderful to see so many artists and illustrators participating in Kelly's project.

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  29. These are beautiful Shirley. The widespread devastation in the gulf is so heartbreaking. It's so great that you have contributed your art to help out. Kelly's ripple blog is incredible.

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  30. Beautifully painted Shirley :) xx

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  31. These are beautiful Shirley. Your creatures reach out to hearts all around the world. we feel so bad for them. Seeing beauty in your watercolours somehow brings hope in the midst of feeling so helpless to save them.
    And thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog this week.

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  32. Really nice pieces. I can see why my friend Nina bought one!

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  33. What a great contribution! It's so lovely. Lucky buyer!
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

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  34. Cant believe i missed this.. this is great! I love it!! And thanks for the comments on the new drinks I made! :)

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