|Collage Layer of Painting|
|Sketch on Deli Paper|
|Deli Paper drawing added to Painting|
|Finished Painting- Crying Tears of Hope|
As a note to myself, I have to remember to sign it. Why did I try such am ambitious endeavor (at least ambitious for me)? Because of the events of the past few weeks. Young girls, children really, were abducted from their school in Nigeria and it broke my heart. They were simply trying to get an education that would better not only their lives, but the lives of their families and villages. I have never been to Africa, but I have studied about this massive continent, the needs of its people and how they trying to overcome years upon years of pain and suffering.
My painting is about crying, longing, and praying. Praying for a return to innocence, crying for hope among the people, a heart bleeding for peace. This painting could be for many parts of the world really. It is universal in scope and specific in intent.
I truly never thought I could do anything like this and yet I have. Dear Reader, I am part of a group, Artists for #BringBackOurGirls. This movement of artists is being coordinated by Jessica Sporn. Jessica is talented mixed media Artist, supporter of the Arts and a genuine humanitarian. Jessica and her family make pilgrimages to Guatemala to work in the villages helping to build homes and make life better for the villages they visit. I follow her blog www.jessicasporn.blogspot.com. On this blog she posts videos of her mixed media process and her humanitarian endeavors. I have learned a lot.
My painting and many others are displayed on the auction website: http://32auctions.com/bringbackourgirls. On May 14th I will post the links of all the participants. You can find more information at http://girlrising.com/nigeria-action and https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls.
Thank you for taking the time to read my posting today. Comments are always welcome. Have a great day and be sure to hug your loved ones and tell them you love them.