Friday, March 15, 2013

Sandy Hook Auction

Welcome to my auction post for The Paint Party Friday Auction Blog Hop to Benefit the Sandy Hook Elementary School
On December 14th, 2012, 20 innocent children and 6 brave adults lost their lives in the second deadliest shooting in American history.  Like everyone else, I was profoundly touched by this tragedy.  Next to keeping our children safe at home, we trust them to be safe at school.  What happened was unimaginable.


I thought the metaphors of new growth, rebirth and renewal, were fitting tributes to the lives lost at Sandy Hook.  Because I am committed to making the world a more peaceful place, I chose Sandy Hook Promise as the charity to receive the proceeds from my auction.  The mission of Sandy Hook Promise is to:
1.  Help the community heal and provide ait to the family members who lost loved ones, to survivors, teachers, staff, first responders and to the Newton community;

2.  Bring together, in local and national dialogue, the great majority of Americans who agree that we must find common sense solutions to make our communities and our country safer. 

What I Am Auctioning:
I'm auctioning off this set of 4 mixed media 4x4" canvases. 
The backs are signed and dated by me, and the little easels are included so that they are ready for immediate display!

Auction Specifics:
This auction runs from Friday March 15th, 2013 until 
Monday March 18th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT.
UPDATE: AND THE WINNER IS LYNN COHEN! THANK YOU LYNN!
Shipping (anywhere worldwide) is free. 
(If painting is shipped internationally, shipping is still free BUT 
the buyer is responsible for any duty/taxes/etc.)

How to bid:
1. Place a bid (with a way to reach you) in the comments section.
2. Bookmark this page so that you can easily check back to see if you've been outbid 
(and need to make another bid).  Increments of $5 please!
3. If you are the winning bid, I will contact you.
4. Payment will be made from you to Sandy Hook Promise.
*I will not personally be collecting any money.*
5. Once you have made your donation, you will send your proof of donation (a forwarded receipt) to me at: 
jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com
6. After I have received your proof of donation (and you have given me your address), I will mail your paintings out to you! 

As you make your bids, please keep in mind that all proceeds go to a worthy cause...
Happy Bidding!

And please visit the other wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday!

47 comments:

  1. Jessica these are lovely and lively. Am I bidding on one or four? I like the orange one best! I'll start the bidding at $15.00. Good luck, I hope a lot of money is raised for this cause. Lynnc66@comcast.net.

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    1. Hi Lynn - it is for all four. Thanks for starting the bidding!

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  2. These are beautiful Jessica and why tou created them is so from the heart and so you. xox

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  3. What a wonderful thing to do. I'll move the bidding to $25. cabjuhasz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. My paddle is up - count me in for $30.00 in the auction! These are so bright and uplifting!

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  5. Paddle up. $35. A truly lovely gesture on your part, Jessica, and beautiful work!

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  6. Make that $40.00! Lovely artwork!

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  7. such a pretty and vibrant collection Jessica!

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  8. Jessica, your gorgeous artwork offered for the auction is so generous a gift. Beautiful colors. and I love the flowers that stretch across the canvases.

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  9. These are beautiful Jessica! The colours and the quotes fit so well!
    I bid $45.00

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  10. So lovely and a great cause Jessica. I bid $50

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  11. Beautiful paintings, good luck with the auction! Valerie

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  12. Hi Jessica! oh, these are lovely! I love the images and the message behind them. AND thank you so much for your bid on my pillow! I was SO excited and happy to see that - thank you so much and good luck with your auction! I'm up for $55! xoxo

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  13. These are so lovely and a very generous donation! HPPF!

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  14. What a fabulous set of paintings, Jessica!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. Sweet paintings! your generous spirit and love come out in your art...

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  16. Beautiful set of paintings Jessica and wish you well for the auction and its very worthy cause.
    Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. You are a generous, beautiful soul.

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  18. You are in producing mode, Jessica. These are so beautiful and comforting for your cause.

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  19. Wow! Good job Jessica. Not only on your artwork but on successfully getting in the bids! Great idea to do 4 small pieces that can be placed around the house.

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  20. Beautiful pieces. I'm in for $60!

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  21. What a great response for the bidding. Your little flower paintings are awesome as is the though behind it.

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  22. oh absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  23. Beautiful paintings and an awesome cause! I bid $65!

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  24. Jessica....these are beautiful. I can see these all hanging on a wall together...love this style!!
    Very happy artwork! All the best!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. Wonderful little paintings Jessica! And the quotes go so well with them !

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  26. A plethora of floral beauties! Love the whimsical and colorful canvases! Love the sentiments too! Gorgeous!

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  27. These paintings are so sweet and colorful - hope they raise a lot of money. HPPF

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  28. Love all your flowers and the last two quotes are lovely.

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  29. These look great on the little easels! Good luck with the auction.

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  30. Beautiful work and quotes. Good Luck with the auction

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  31. Jessica, they are just beautiful!!

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  32. Jessica, these are amazing! You are so generous with your time and talent - thx for making a difference!

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  33. wait - what? it's not time for the bidding to be over yet is it? i was going to bid again

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    1. I am truly sorry Michelle. I thought I'd written am but I wrote pm. I am HAPPY to paint up 4 more for you for this cause. Would that be ok? I'll email you with some other ideas too.

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    2. Oh no you don't need to do that no problem Jessica I totally understand!

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  35. Lynn,

    Your donation of $75 to Sandy Hook Promise on March 18, 2013 has been received and charged to your visa. Thank you for your donation and support.

    Regards,
    Janice Butler
    Sandy Hook Promise

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    1. Jessica, here is my receipt for my donation to Sandy Hooks, for the auction. Hugs, Lynn

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  36. Love, I grabbed Your button and put on my blog. Keep it up your amazing!

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