Friday, 22 January 2010


Via one of my favourite blogs ( I was told by Margaret that a campaign to help raise funds for the Haiti cause was being organised by Laure Ferlita. Please go to her special blog address at OR click on ART HEARTS FOR HAITI badge on my sidebar to get full details of this plan to get together as many ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" cards created by blogging artists.

I sent off my effort created with Inktense Pencils on watercolour paper which I have not posted here, but thought you'd like to see another design I put together in my zentangle sketchpad to help advertise this campaign in my blog.

Here are a couple of close ups of the bells proclaiming heart felt thoughts from England, the text of which was used on both pieces and describe the two designs of hearts and tears and in this one a basket at the bottom to capture them all -
' our tears are shed for your children and our hearts bleed for your loss' .

Maybe it will inspire you to have a go at creating a small card.

PS - DONT' TELL ME - I have made a colossal error by spelling Haiti back to front and its in both pieces of artwork. Oh! dear - but maybe it will make my card I sent so unique it will sell for more!!!!


RHCarpenter said...

Don't you just hate it when you misspell something? But it's a beautiful little piece of art...maybe you could have a story of why it's spelled this way (adding to the mystique)?

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Its spelled back to front simply because I originally typed it that way and then seem to have 'i before a' in my head!!! No special mystery just plain stupid!!!.. and I've even been on holiday in the Dominion Republic next door and must have seen references to it many times. Anyway, I just hope the sentiment expressed will overcome this error.

Margaret Ann said...

You have a heart of gold that outshines it all...Beautiful Joannie...Love the message here! :)

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Robert A Vollrath said...

I was going to write this as a post on my blog but it seems to fit as a comment here. For over twenty years I've seen the Island that Haiti is part of in reverse. Until this disaster I thought Haiti was on the east side of the Island. It was was a very strange feeling when Island flipped as I was watching the news and I had to ask family members if I was seeing it the right or wrong way.

My little gaps in reality seem like nothing compared to the disaster. My heart goes out to the people of Haiti.