Sunday, November 30, 2008

Light a Candle

I drew this last night as I was lying in bed. It is dedicated to the people of India, especially those who live in Mumbai. I also wanted it to be a reminder for the rest of us. We can all do our best to make this world a better place, regardless of the people intent on destroying it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Donor Was Found!!

Read the wonderful news here. To think the perfect match came from one of the mother's e-bay friends, on her birthday at that. What an amazing story and so wonderful to hear the day before Thanksgiving, when all of us should be counting our blessings.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Save a Young Girl's Life

A young girl is in desperate need of a kidney. Read about her here.

There is a potential donor questionaire on the blog post. I am filling one out because you never know who could be a match for her. I admire this mother for not giving up hope to save her daughter's life; and I pray someone can save her.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What Is Artful, Anyway?

I was playing with some frames tonight to see if any of my art is "frame-worthy". I had two frames which would only fit my 8" x 8" canvases. I did not like how any of my art looked. Perhaps it was the frame or the mat. Afterward, I felt a bit dejected, like maybe I am kidding myself that I have any artistic talent. I realize that everyone who attempts any kind of creative endeavor feels this way from time to time. I know I just need to keep working, practicing, and trying new things. Maybe I need to stop looking at the amazing work other artists are creating and focus on my own art. But my art feels so insignificant. I have to remember that my work is a part of me; therefore, it does have worth, regardless of the quality of it.

Here is a link to my work for the Art Every Day Month challenge which I have been participating in for the month of November. And a link to the AEDM pool, to see everyone else's work. I know, it is too early for me to give up on something that has tugged at my soul for a very long time. I will find my artful purpose, as long as I continue the search for it.