Monday, February 01, 2010

Postcard Auction Benefit

Hey Everyone, I know it's been a little while since my last post, but the drought will not continue anymore as I have a bunch of work I'm finishing up, and will be posting in the next few weeks, one of the posts being a process post showing my painting process in detail.

As for this post, I was asked a few months ago, if I would participate in a postcard auction benefit in hopes of raising money to help build a school for orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I jumped at the chance to help contibute, so here is the postcard I painted on, and below is the link to the blog showcasing all these postcards:

Brownstones to Red Dirt

Plus also below is a little blurb from the blog about what the whole project / auction benefit is all about.

Two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Postcard Art project is an extension of the their film "Brownstones To Red Dirt" which features children from both schools. The kids in both places have inspired us all to want to do more and so we're putting together an art auction of original postcards based around the same central theme of the film in a fundraising effort to build a school for the orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and create a library for the youth at their school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Yeti Postcard
5" x 3.5"