Sunday, January 24, 2010

Art Hearts for Haiti


Laure Ferlita (click on above logo for link) has started a project to aid the relief efforts being done for Haiti. I found out about this project through Ann and Krista Meister - it felt like this was something that I could do beyond the contributions that we have already done.

Besides, it was a lot of fun to spend a day in the studio doing some of the mixed media kind of things that I used to do. The requested scale is the art trading card size. This was new to me too, so I approached it in the first way I knew how:


By doing nine of them on one page in hopes of getting one that would be decent. So eight of them look like this:
And the one I chose to send to Laure is this one:
So, hey, this art card thingy seems to be OK. Ann has already talked to me about setting up an Etsy shop and going to town with that. Maybe I can do such a thing after all.

21 comments:

Krista said...

That's a great way to approach it, Gary. I'm new to the trading card size too, so perhaps I'll adopt your assembly line method in hopes one of them will turn out. I like what you selected as your final product.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderfully done. I really like the one you chose to send.

Laure Ferlita said...

Thanks, Gary for your contribution and for taking the time to spread the word! Both are greatly appreciated!

Melissa S. said...

Gary..love this piece of art you did for a very good cause. I very much liked the 9-up in its own right. Hope you post when the project is completed...that will be something to see!

Claire M said...

So nice to find your post and read about how you approached this opportunity. This was the first time for me as well to make an ATC. I figured this was a good excuse to do something new.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is the second Hearts for Haiti post I've seen, Gary. Your heart is downright gorgeous. I hope and pray that all of these efforts will some how bring relief to these fine people.

Prabha N. said...

Beautiful artwork for a deserving cause!

Ellen said...

Excellent, Gary! I already agreed to do one and can't think of a design! Criminy! Love yours though.

Alex said...

True to the heart tribute! I can't stress on how much this touches me, and it's the sheer thought that counts and that act of caring and loving that moves. Beautiful work as always Gary!

Rosemary said...

Very creative approach for this worthy cause. Your heart is beautiful!

Rosa Phoenix said...

Your heART to Haiti, may it send hope and healing.

Gary Keimig said...

That is great. and a great gesture. It is astounding to me to see how folks hearts have reacted to the Haiti tragedy. I think that is just what God intends to have happen in tragedies.
Great blog. Great watercolors, Gary.

Doug Fireman said...

Three cheers for your kindnes, Gary. Imo, the heart you chose was perfect.

You are a true Mensch

isabel said...

felicidades por tu blog y tus obras...
Un abrazo
Isabel

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Gary congratulation for your work and your sensibility, and this initiative,
it is true that the artists have a great heart...

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

What beautiful work for a humane cause.I love the type of work you chose. Silvia

Sadia Hussain said...

You reached out very appropriately!
Great work!

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Hi Gary, you have a big heart and I love your work on the hearts. Come get the Sunshine Award at my blog. Silvia

Shelley Ross said...

Where is Gary?

Rosemary said...

Missing you and your wonderful watercolors, Gary! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Irina said...

Gary? Where are you? I hope you are fine and busy. Virtual life is missing you.