Now and again I give work to charity auctions and there have been a fair few over the past few weeks. The above piece has 3 days to go at auction to raise money for a hospice, and here is where you can bid: Brightwells
Not every has the money to bid on auction pieces, but they still want to do something to help. I love books. I love bookmarks. Celestine and the Hare has three new beautiful books out, one of which is about finding and keeping your place. It’s about more than keeping your place in a book though, and as so many people are displaced by wars, economic desperation and more, Karin, of Celestine fame, and I decided to do something to try and help. I painted a bookmark and she has had them made up by Awesome, into bookmarks. Each bookmark, up to 1000 is to be offered for sale at £2.50, and each bookmark then becomes something like a raffle ticket. For when 1000 book marks are sold names will be placed in a weasel covered hat and someone’s name will be pulled out. They will then be sent the artwork, the original, watercolour painting by me to be theirs forever. Both Karin and I thought this might be a better, more egalitarian way, to raise money with this image.
Karin is selling the bookmarks from her website, so please have a look. If you are buying books for Christmas presents why not put one of these in. Every bookmark enters you into the draw so you can buy one, or ten or more. The money will go to the Flying Seagull Project.
So, please buy if you can and help bring a smile to the faces of those who are looking so desperately to find their place, a safe place, in this world.
And if you can share this post and spread the word then please do.
If it works, maybe we will be able to do it again.