Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japan on my mind..

on this night of the "supermoon", I wanted to post a new painting that I did while watching the breaking news of the disasater in Japan. I wanted to paint a symbol of strength for Japan..the Japanese Crane, maple tree, and the moon. I hope that it conveys a sense of hope.

In my small way, and with your support, I am donating 100% of the proceeds of sales of a print of this piece to the Red Cross in support of their relief efforts in Japan.

Thanks for your kind visits everyone..it is always wonderful to hear from you. I've been swamped this month, but hope to get back to blogging more regularly in April. I hope you all are well, healthy, happy, safe.

26 comments:

  1. I can almost hear the flap of their wings. This is breathtakingly beautiful, dear Shirley. Beautiful symbolism. Japan has been weighing heavy on my mind and heart, too.

    xoxo

    ps. I ate a huge Napoleon last week, thanks to you. :) Mmmmmmmmm

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  2. The serenity of this painting is incredible, Shirley. I'm so glad to see more artists contributing to help people of Japan. You are so lovely. :) oxx

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  3. So gorgeous and filled with hope! My heart's been pained seeing all the sad and overwhelming images, but this gesture is truly heartwarming. Wonderful!

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  4. What a breathtakingly lovely piece, Shirley. I think everyone in some way has been affected by the events that took place in Japan. Every little bit helps. Hope you have been well - take care! Theresa

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  5. Beautiful image Shirley. Let's hope they can start to live again out in Japan, it's been so shocking and so very very sad.Thanks for being involved. Jane x

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  6. It's so beautiful Shirley. I've been absent because my daughter and I are doing a Tie Dye project to raise money for Japan and two other charities. My hands are perpetually covered in dye. LOL, I tried to get a good view of the Super Moon too, but alas, it was covered by clouds. It was really beautiful the night before though. It was a flood of shimmering light, we even cast shadows at midnight. It was very cool.
    Your illustration will make a wonderful contribution to Japan and no stained hands. ;) It's really lovely.

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  7. This is so beautiful! Disasters are true egalitarians. They don't care if a country is affluent or poor. It will destroy and kill and the pain and sorrow are felt by rich and poor alike.

    Last week I was on vacation and I ate a napoleon!!! OMG, it was so sinful!!!

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  8. What a gorgeous piece, Shirley. It is so wonderful to see the artist community pulling together in their own way to help.

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  9. Beautiful and so kind of you! Inspirational.

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  10. This is beautiful Shirley and what a wonderful compassionate heart you have. God bless you. It really shows in your work. Such a timely piece as well with the emergence of the supermoon.

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  11. Shirley - What a beautiful painting and I agree with Missy, it's very inspirational. Big hugs! :)

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  12. Very beautiful. I hope it brings top dollar for the relief funds.

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  13. it is a beautiful painting shirley, so peaceful

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  14. Not only did I have a napoleon; I had Napoleon!

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  15. Shirley where have you been?
    i thought you were.... (no, forget it...HAHAHA, sorry i was just so worried)

    this is beautiful Shirley.... cultivate hope...

    sending prayers and thoughts too.

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  16. thank you for your visit :D
    and for the hugs too!

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  17. Hello Shirley, so you think you have been swamped. :) Gee I have been so swamped that I haave to wear galloshes over my gum boots :)

    Oh how wonderful is this piece, how superbly fitting too, for the super moon and the Tsunami. It's very kind of you and amalia and others to organise your art work to help the people who are suffering so badly.

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  18. I love the red-crested crane and it is often the subject of my etegami. You chose well for a symbol of Japan. It's a beautiful picture.

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