Today is one month since nearly 300 high school girls were kidnapped in Nigeria. Our auction for #bringbackourgirls starts at 7AM. I hope you'll visit it and see all the wonderful work donated by wonderful artist-humanitarians. Best thing is - nearly every artist has offered FREE SHIPPING around the world.
There are several sentences that have stayed with me throughout my life, courtesy of my parents. Here are a few of them:
"You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt." Exodus 22:21: "
"A man may die; nations may rise and fall; but an idea lives on forever." John F. Kennedy
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
When nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their High School in Nigeria, I had to DO SOMETHING. And so I put out an online call for artists to make art and participate in an online auction to raise money for Girl Rising - an organization devoted to global education for girls. Over 60 artists have heeded the call and our auction starts at 7AM TODAY. Please visit it. Check out all the amazing work. Consider bidding or making a donation.
I don't know what will happen to these girls, or whether the campaign for #bringbackourgirls will work. But I do know that the idea that girls have the right to pursue education without fear WILL prevail.
The "word up" at One Little Word this month is "WILL." This is my piece for it, and my third piece uploaded to our auction for #bringbackourgirls. WE WILL RISE. In addition to paint and ephemera, I used my Hamsa, Borders and Hands stencils from #StencilGirlProducts to create this piece.
Here are the other two pieces I uploaded. Bidding for "We Will Rise" starts at $60; bidding for "Choose Grace" starts at $5, and bidding for "All I Have" starts at $35 - so there's a price point for everyone! I hope you will visit the auction as there is amazing work there. Every bit makes a difference.
Jessica Sporn http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com
Linda Kittmer http://lindakittmer.blogspot.ca
Ronda Palazzari http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com
Marjie Kemper http://www.marjiekemper.com
Judy Shea http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com
Glenda Hoagland http://pilgrimsthoughts.blogspot.com
Astrid Maclean http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
Lisa Pace http://lisapace.com
Jackie Neal http://creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com
Claudine Criner http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com
France Papillon http://www.france-papillon.com
Kristin Van Valkenburgh http://TwinkleTwinkleLikeAStar.blogspot.com
Marcia Beckett http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com
Ruth Levy http://lerusho.wordpress.com/
Sally Lynn MacDonald http://www.SallyLynnMacDonald.com
Renee Zarate http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com
Natasha May http://natashamay.blogspot.com/
Carmen Whitehead http://www.serendipitystudiobycw.blogspot.com/
Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Shaw http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/
Amy Ingardia-Walker http://creativelyquirkyathome.blogspot.com/
Kelly Warren http://happyshackdesigns.blogspot.com
Julie Bernier http://juliebernierphotography.zenfolio.com/
Adrienne Hoban http://www.allure-decor.com/
Krista van Tol http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com
Cheryl Grigsby http://cherylspaperartz.blogspot.com
Jill Meyer www.jillmeyer.com
Lisa Flaherty http://mypeaceofpaper.blogspot.com
Kerry C. Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com
Lizabeth Harrington http://www.craicarts.blogspot.com; www.facebook.com/craicarts.com
Barbara Lanza www.barbaralanza.com
Jamie Dougherty www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com
Doreen Kassel www.doreenkassel.com ; www.http://
Nancy Baumiller http://crowabout.blogspot.com
Valerie Roussel https://www.facebook.com/
Susan K. Weckesser http://
Kay Wallace http://
What WILL you do? Let us know what this word means to you at One Little Word. Linking also to Paint Party Every Day and Art Journal Every Day.
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