Yesterday I mailed my first donated art card to a buyer in California. The Black Shell at the top. The Black Sand Dollar is still for sale on http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/ But you'll have to scroll down a ways because there is so much new art flooding in everyday. When I first donated Black Footprints in the Sand, I was around the 60th artist. And the blog had raised around $500. Now over 700 art cards have been donated. And the ripple has grown into a big wave. Over $6,000 has washed in!
Unfortunately I never received the addresses for my first 2 pieces that sold. Which leaves me to believe there was some kind of mix up. I feel bad about that because I was proud of my contribution. But the most important thing is that the blog is still growing and helping all the poor animals affected by the oil spill. I guess it takes 3 bottles of Dawn to clean one bird. And when someone buys 1 illustration for 10 bucks, that buys 3 bottles of soap.
My Black Shells are much like my Black Footprints in the Sand. They are meant to remind us of our imprint and responsibility with this disaster. We do hold the future in our hands.