Wednesday, January 20, 2010

painting for Haiti

a couple of years ago i wanted to raise some money to help a friend get back to her native Tanzania for a long visit and some mission work. her church fitted the bill for the plane ticket and i wanted to help with the other "travel" expenses. i thought to myself, [self, you can paint a few paintings and make enough to help her]. so, that is what i did. i painted some paintings of African inspiration. i had a VERY informal "e-mail auction". i e-mailed the photo's out and let the bidding begin. started each painting at $100. i think i made around 2,000 on the four paintings. SOOOOOOOO, i am going to try this again.
i have not painted the painting yet because i am praying and asking for inspiration from friends etc. on what to paint. PRAY FOR ME! i want to sell this big painting for a lot of money. to go to Haiti through a reputable organization which i am researching. here is my inspiration bible verse thanks to my DEAR of a brother in law (who married my baby sis and melts my heart)
Arise, cry out in the night,
pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord.
lift up your hands to Him
for the lives of your children who faint from hunger
at the head of every street.
Lamentations 2:19

here are the four paintings that i auctioned last time. this time i am only going to do one big one.

1 comment:

  1. fantastic ! see this couple are dear friends of mine.