If you follow my blog, then you may have seen all my posts about the painting I recently did for the orphans of Haiti.
TOMORROW is the big day. The bidding starts on “HAITI: we have not forgotten”!
If this isn’t enough to keep my mind thinking about Haiti — get this:
1.) On Tuesday I received a large official packet from Food For the Poor; an organization that we have supported for several years now. The packet was a proposal for a village they would like to me to build. Cost: $704,928.15. (which really seems cheap considering the extent to the plan!)
I wonder why they sent ME this? They must not know that I’m a starving artist. But oh-how-I-would LOVE to be a Philanthropist someday, and pay to build entire villages in places like Haiti.
That is actually the real dream behind my painting career. It’s probably a little (a.k.a. completely) crazy, but remember Charlie Bucket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? That’s me with my painting goals.
2.) Then on Wednesday, I got an e-mail from somebody in Puerto Rico asking me to be part of a project to make Christmas cards for Haiti. It was written in some other language, and I actually think it’s not a hoax. If I understand correctly, I think they are asking me to paint something simple that could be used as an embroidery design for the cards.
I don’t have $700,000, but I probably could help design a Christmas card.
3.) Since the beginning of the month, I’ve been seeing the Mary Engelbreit print that I finally framed and hung up in my studio to inspire me. It says “May Wonders Never Cease.”
I’m praying that many “wonders” will be done, to help rebuild the devastation that happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010.
If you’d like to be part of that rebuilding process too here’s a couple of places to check out.