Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls

 "I Am Made of Stars" 
9 x 12 mixed-media on watercolor

"It's not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving"
- Mother Teresa

On April 14, nearly 300 girls were abducted from their school in Nigeria by a radical group that believes that girls should not dare to dream about becoming anything but wives and mothers. To date, there is no information about these girls, other than the group leader's boast that they will be sold into slavery. One month later, artists are coming together for these girls. 

Please join me, our host Jessica Sporn and artists from around the world in doing what we can to support this cause. Many of us have donated original work for auction here. All proceeds will be donated to girlrising.com, a global campaign for girls' education. 

To participate in the auction, please pop over to #BringBackOurGirls. The auction will start at 7 am EDT on May 15th and last until 3 pm EDT on May 17th. 

For my part, I am proud to offer the following (a favorite!) mixed-media painting. The original post describing the work can be found here



Oh! One more thing: as an added incentive, I'm offering a free mug matching the painting as my gift to the highest bidder. And of course all shipping costs will be absorbed by me.

Free 10 oz art mug is my gift with the purchase of this painting

To read more information about the girls and their plight, you can go here. To learn about what actions you can take, please check out the Facebook page here. And to see all the blog posts from other artists who are contributing to the cause, please join the hop below:

Marjie Kemper   http://www.marjiekemper.com


From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Together we can make a difference. . . .

UPDATE: And together WE DID! I'm thrilled to report that the auction brought in over $3,900 for the girls. Thank you for all of your help and support! 

Thank you Kristin, Eva and Paint Party Friday!

Kristin xo

16 comments:

Annette G said...

wow its wonderful Kristin and such a worthwhile project, Annette x

Little Artbee said...

Very good picture and a good idea with the coffe mug, looks also great.
Greetings
Sabine

Denise said...

This is wonderful,I love the whole idea.

MeOfCourse said...

Yes it is a fantastic thought. The mug looks great.

Linda said...

what a gorgeous contribution- along with that mug! I hope it brings a good donation-which I'm betting it will:)

kat said...

This truly twinkles, gorgeous!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful Kristin, good luck with the project! Valerie

Carin Cullen said...

Wow Kristin! That's such a wonderful contribution...and such a worthy cause! I LOVE this piece. xoxo

artpickins said...

Worthy cause and lovely painting !

Giggles said...

Beautiful painting and project...such love from wonderful artists!! Great mug too!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a wonderful piece. I pray that all the endeavors will bring the girls home.
Nicole/Beadwright

Tammie Dickerson said...

Beautiful and expressive - wishing all the best for this event! Keep up the good work - and happy PPF!

denthe said...

Beautiful painting! I love the lettering. And together with the mug it makes for a great contribution. Let's hope these girls get found real soon....

Fallingladies said...

this piece is wonderful, and works soooo great with a mug! Good luck on helping to raise money for this!

Clare Lloyd said...

she is so beautiful

Ella said...

A wonderful piece! She is stunning~

Wow, what a wonderful piece to be help support such a heartfelt cause. I tweeted about it and was sent an email-my tweet of the week! I didn't know or would have donated.


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