I used to live near the ocean. I could feel it, constantly pounding, in my bones, in my blood. Its spray filled my nostrils when I walked outside each day, and its winds sang me to sleep each night. I miss the ocean. Moving from it awakened a longing I didn't anticipate. There is a wound that's a part of me because I now live so far way from it. That ache is a bad thing, but from it has come good. One good has come because from that ache sprung "Ocean Jones." Another good may also come. I will sell my beloved painting for $500 to help Dana, The Broke-Ass Bride, with her medical bills. Dana has an autoimmune disease called Uveitis and will be having her twelfth surgery this year. All $500 will be sent to her cause. I will also be submitting the Kale & Chickpea Soup recipe that I love so much and can eat any day of the week (since she's requesting recipes), but because I do art, and this is a way I can donate more than I could usually afford, I thought I'd offer this too.
"Ocean Jones" is a beast (24"X48"), so I think I'll need to send it UPS. I'll pay for all shipping fees. Interested? Email me at pixyofwhimsy at gmail dot com if you'd like to buy some pretty art and help a pretty great person with her medical bills. Need more convincing? Read The Bowie Bride's blog about it. It will make your heart swell with love and compel you to give. Even if you don't want a pixyofwhimsy original, you know a kick-ass comfort food recipe, don't you?
*Another photo of "Ocean Jones" here.
UPDATE: While I wasn't successful selling "Ocean Jones," (he now lives in my living room,) I ended up making enough money from sales in my November 2011 art show to donate my pledged amount.
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