Thursday, January 21, 2010

Helping Hands for Haiti





Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by . There is so much going on in the world - the tragedy in Haiti is on every one's mind and it is heartwarming to see so many wonderful relief agencies and individuals helping out by raising money . In my neighborhood a group of children have been selling lemonade ( in between the rain squalls) .



I feel blessed that I have been able to donate my art to help raise money . Please have a cup of hot tea with me and I will share the inspirations behind the art projects I created to help out. The weather in Southern California has been dreary and rainy with thunderstorms, hail and tornado's and I decided to think Spring and paint pink roses I purchased from the market.




Looks like my studio assistant, Bentley, has been waiting for you.



Finding inspiration . . . .




Pink roses were the inspiration behind the little rose painting - I added a green French clock
and tea set to the gift.





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I painted a tea cup with pink roses and created a gift basket with the mosaic birdhouse, vintage handkerchiefs and little ballet slippers. I also added a white lace tablecloth.












The pink tea pot and tea cup finished off the gift raffle basket.










The basket was finished off with an addition of pink garden gloves.



To our neighbors in Haiti - " You are in our thoughts and prayers".





Jennifer 's The Old Painted Cottage blog has links to a blog listing various ways to help out our neighbors in Haiti:

http://theoldpaintedcottage.blogspot.com


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visit, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you would like to see me paint something special or have any questions.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

10 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Just beautiful as always Erin and very kind of you to help raise money for a worthy cause.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

Your work is very beautiful. It's a treat for the soul as well as the eyes.
Thank you and Bentley for sharing.
His is so adorable. I'll bet he is just as sweet as he is cute.
I hope you have a blessed weekend. :)
Barbie

Diane said...

Erin, just stopping by to say hello to a sweet, kind lady!

Diane

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Erin!

Happy Pink Day!

I love your new painting! The pink roses are breath-taking. It is so great that your art has helped raise funds. I think that is the highest use of our creativity-to help others. See, you are an art missionary!

Bentley is always inspiring I wish I could feel his fur!

love,kelee

La Petite Gallery said...

Glad I returned,
such a wonderful post.
Give that Bentley a hug from me.

yvonne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Erin, what a beautiful donation! I'm sure it will raise a lot of money to donate to the victims of this tragedy. You're so sweet to take the time and effort to help. Have a great week. laurie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin dear,
What a lovely, magnificent and generous tea party you have invited me to attend here! And Mr. Bently is the cutest host!!! WOW! Thank you for coming and commenting on my French Bliss post...your art is formidable and it is such a joy to meet people that also love the Lord. Your world is lovely and I am so blessed to see your work. You are always welcome to my world, anytime, and bring Bently!! Anita

Donna said...

Beautiful painting, Erin, as always. Give that Bentley a big hug, he's such a good helper.

Hugs,
Donna

debbie said...

HELLO ERIN AND BENTLEY,
BENTLEY YOU ARE LOOKING MIGHTY HANDSOME...IT LOOKS LIKE YOU WENT TO THE BARBER FOR A TRIM AROUND YOUR EYES...
OH ERIN, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL OFFERING TO RAISE MONEY FOR HAITI...I WISH I WAS THERE HOLDING THE BABIES AND KEEPING THE CHILDREN BUSY..THEY ARE SO VERY FEARFUL.
I LIKE WHAT KELEE KATILLAC SAID, "YOU ARE AN ART MISSIONARY!"
I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT IN THAT WAY...I KNOW YOU CERTAINLY ARE ON A MISSION OF GOD TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. I HOPE THE WORLD FINDS OUT JUST HOW SPECIAL YOU AND BENTLEY ARE.
I LOVE YOU BOTH.
XOXO
SIMPLY DEBBIE

bj said...

Just stunning, Erin. You have such a sweet heart and spirit to always be helping out where you are needed. Your God given talent doesn't just lie in your painting...you have the greatest gift of giving of yourself.
You are one of my heros!!
xo bj