Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tsunami Relief Donation & Blog Give-Away

Tsunami (art journal page). Journaling reads "3/11/11 Japan - Crescent City - Santa Cruz - Half Moon Bay"
I continue to think about the tsunami in Japan and its devastating effects on that country. And I want to do something about it. My blog friend Tammy and her blogging group, the Mortal Muses, inspired me with the wonderful art sales and auctions they are holding to benefit Japan. Check it out here and here. I'm not really set up for that, but I have decided to do a Donation and Give-Away.  So, for each comment left on this blog post (one comment per person please), I will donate two dollars to the Red Cross (with a cap of 125 comments).  Also, I will give away one prize for each twenty-five comments. . . prizes include an ephemera pack, mixed media art work, original photographs and a collage sheet. If you have a preference among these prizes, let me know in your comment.  
My art journal page for today has a tissue paper background, colored with acrylic paint. The image is a photograph taken by my friend Connie Andrews.  I drew in the tear.  Not a lot of journaling on the page, but I think it's enough. Shimelle's prompt for her SFB class today talks about how blog posts and scrapbook pages can be effective even when they don't tell the whole story.  I think the same thing is true of art journal pages. They can convey a lot of emotion, even with just a few words because the color, texture and images do a lot of that work. 
Tsunami Relief Donation and Blog Give-Away will remain open until 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 (California time).  Comment away!
Updated to add:  Winners have been drawn! Check it out here.

48 comments:

Deanna said...

Beautiful journal page and what a wonderful thing you are doing for the people of Japan.

Lizzie said...

That's a lovely idea, Rinda! I have put aside some items in my etsy shop; I'll donate the sale price to the Japanese disaster fund.
Whatever we can do to help...

sharyncarlson said...

What a wonderful idea, Rinda. Thank you for your generosity to the victims.

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Melissa said...

What a lovely page - I agree that it tells the story without lots of words needed. This is a such a generous idea, what a wonderful way to help the relief effort. And you didn't stop there, you've even given us a chance to win a prize. (No preference for me, they all sound lovely.)

laurie said...

i agree that often less is more - that concept leaves room for the viewer to engage and "connect the dots" for themselves. my heart goes out to japan for what is absolutely unbelievable - it must take such courage to get through each minute there since the earthquake. i know your generous offer will be appreciated.

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful page,Rinda....it speaks so loudly.....and a truly generous offer.
And I'm sure any of your prizes would be lovely to receive.

Cheri said...

It is a beautiful page Rinda and a wonderful thing you are doing for the tsunami relief! kudos to you. And no need to include me in the drawing - still trying to declutter over in my world!

Jinnag said...

Love your page - and your generosity even more! Well done you

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

You. Are. Awesome! Thank you for your big heart and helping to spread the word. xo tam

maureen said...

Your art is beautiful, and this is a lovely idea.

Sian said...

Fantastic idea! Not only is it generous, it also pushes the rest of us to go away and think about what we are going to do too. I like it.

Nancy Y said...

The page is just perfect, it conveys alot in a simple way. Very generous of you also.

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful idea, Rinda! I was thinking of doing a journal page as well - I can't forget about this disaster. You inspired me again! Thank you.

Ginger said...

Beautiful and heartfelt journal page Rinda... your idea to give to the relief effort is generous!

debs14 said...

Sometimes you don't need to use many words to say a lot. A thought provoking post Rinda. We can't begin to imagine what they are going through over there, where do you start to rebuild your life?

mjmaterazo said...

this is wonderful! all of it. fellow classmate from bfs, maryjo.

Amy said...

Thank you for your generosity Rinda, I cannot comprehend how the people of Japan, Christchurch and even various areas of my own country must be feeling, to be displaced so violently and tragically is beyond words for me.

Mommy2CVC said...

So glad to see you blogging more! Can't wait to see you in real life. Having some drama with the party and people in it! What a wonderful thing you are doing!! Hope your number is high!

humel said...

Rinda - what a wonderful, generous and lovely thing to do! Good for you :-) And the page is beautiful; as you say, it's enough. It tells the story. xx

Karen said...

What a generous thing to do, Maria! We donated to the Red Cross pretty promptly, but every night as I watch the news I feel the need to do even more. It's really beyond my comprehension.

Thanks for the nice nod on Amy's blog about book recommendations. :-)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Awesome idea for a donation and giveaway Rinda! xo

Terry said...

One nice thing about Costco, well a few, they always help the cause. It is so convenient to donate while checking out! So sad when events such as this occur!

Irene said...

Your journal page with little writting speaks many words. I think the tear drop makes it dramatic.

helena said...

as always, youa re inspiring - in your art and civic action

Heather said...

a beautiful piece of art Rinda that speaks to all of us ... & for us too. xx

Lisa-Jane said...

What a lovely idea Rinda! Just found you through Mel's blog. Your work is wonderful!

Kirsty.a said...

Vety generous of you. Also came here from I Speak Melsh. I'd live to be in a draw for the ephemera pack

Beverly said...

A great idea and I love your post. Your mixed media artwork is my fav :)

Mary B said...

I Rinda I've come to your blog through Mel (I Speak Melsh) I'm adding you to my list on Google Reader.

Miriam said...

Hello Rinda, This is a beautiful thing to do. Your work is so lovely x

Alison said...

Rinda, what a great idea ...and congrats on being Mel's 'Blog of the Week'

Alisonxx

MonicaB said...

Such a wonderful thing you are doing. Your artwork is touching.

hlcarroll said...

That is such a lovely idea, and amazing gesture that you are doing, they really need all of our help! Thank you! Hannah

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love this page and I love the giveaway idea! Such a great way to give back. Thanks for doing this.

dogmatix said...

What a great idea. I love the page, it is so moving :)

furrypig said...

wow what a lovely thing to do so touching xxx

Becky said...

Such a wonderful thing to do and your page is really moving - you are right, you don't need words sometimes to convey a lot of meaning.

Kristin said...

What a lovely thing to do! Your journaling page is wonderful :)

Scrappy Grams said...

Lovely, sad page.
I had done a little scrap-booking before my sweetheart died in 2006. Then a few months after he died, I came to the realization that no one else could fill in the stories of his and my photos from the past. Then I discovered that doing this helped me with the grieving process. I've lost count of all of the albums I've done. I sent money to CRS for Japan. I think this is a lovely way to help.

Winnie said...

Just popping across from BFS to say Hi and what a wonderful thing you are doing. Love your Art Journal work!

Michelle said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing to do.

Brynn said...

What a great thing you're doing!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

What a great idea, and how kind of you to help the victims in Japan. Your giveaway sounds awesome too.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful idea
Sue-Ellen

Anonymous said...

I think this is a terrific idea - I'm only posting annon as I don't have the other account stuff set up. Hugs to you for doing this! Maureen

Jackietex said...

What a wonderful idea! I hope you get lots of comments. :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea