Ink, graphite & chinagraph pencil on paper
Those of us living within-reach-but-at-a-distance from loved ones in Christchurch are feeling oddly disoriented and at a loss re; what we can do to make a difference. Penelope and others have found words when I have found them difficult. (For non-New Zealanders, Dunedin - the harbour town in which I live - is four and a half hours South of Christchurch; Christchurch is considered by many to be our country's 'heart centre'.).
If you would like to contribute to the Christchurch earthquake fund, please consider making a donation - no amount too small - for the drawing posted here? (You will find a new Donate button in the side bar to the right of this post.) My intention is to post a new drawing each Monday for the foreseeable future (these will be smallish - sketchbook size - for easy mailing); at the end of each week, all donators' names will go into a hat and a friend will be asked to draw one out. The person whose name is pulled out of the hat will receive the matted* drawing. Proceeds will be transferred directly into Christchurch's Mayoral Fund to assist the community there.
Please note - a one-off donation ensures donators' names go into the hat each week. (i.e The chance of your name being drawn remains in place for as many weeks as this initiative is active.)
Please pass the word on, and if you have anything - an artwork, book of poems, etc. . . - that you would like to put forward for this appeal, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions can be 'sent' to me in virtual form and will be progressively listed on the new MANY AS ONE - Earthquake relief page (you'll find the Tab button at the top of the blog, just below the title.).
The wider we cast our net, the better. . . Many thanks.
This, too, from Penelope Todd: "Rosa Mira Books and Utah author Dorothee Kocks have agreed that all proceeds from sales of The Glass Harmonica: A Sensualist's Tale from now until 7th of March will go to the Christchurch Mayor's fund, donating to those in need there. This is a straightforward way to give US$11.00 — by going to Rosa Mira Books and following the buying process."
Kia kaha - forever strong.
* The Artist's Room gallery in Dunedin has generously offered to contribute the matts (incl. materials & cutting service) for these drawings - thank you +++, Michelle & Cath ; )