Friday, June 11, 2010

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ RIPPLES

Today we have a very special topic to announce. The topic is "Ripple", suggested by Kelly Light. Kelly is making an effort to help with the Gulf oil spill. Please read below for the details on how you can contribute:

"It's hard to make ripples in oil soaked water. But throw enough stones and you will!

It's not about the politics or the corporation. It's about the animals. It's about not feeling helpless in the face of an overwhelming disaster. We're illustrators. We don't lose touch with that kid inside who marvels at the creatures who swim below and fly above the sea. We draw them. We are inspired by them. We need to help them.

The Ripple blog was started on the 45th day of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe. The oil spill in the Gulf is now over 50 days old with no sign of stopping. We may be too small as individuals to do some grand gesture- but together our small gestures can be grand.

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Ripple"  and I ask you to consider creating your work this week as a small 2.5"  x  3.5" sketchcard. The subject should pertain somehow to the Gulf - the oil spill - the oceans and the creatures that live in it and around it. The cards can be submitted to ripplesketches@verizon.net  as a jpeg along with your links and a few sentences about you (ie: where you live, etc).

These will be made available for a small donation of $10.00 to either  The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (http://www.imms.org/) or The International Bird Rescue Research Center (http://www.ibrrc.org/).  I have no affiliation with them. Every penny will go. When the cards sell, We ask for a donation confirmation and you will be asked to sign the back with a thank you. Then mail them to the address you are sent. If we all do small acts together- we can cause a ripple- and it can grow. We can DO SOMETHING.  Thank you, thank you for checking this out and thinking about it." ~ Kelly Light

10 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Ginger....wonderful cause....I am so sad by this horrible tragedy...

Shirley said...

Wonderful illustration, Ginger...it would be horrible for our children to see the oil soaked beaches..we only see pictures from TV, but to see them in person would be devastating. It's hard to fathom. I see your wonderful books on your side bar..congratulations!!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful illustration!So clever and sad!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Your illustration is wonderful and sad at the same time. It's so telling of this huge tragedy that we has humans and God's creation face in light of this terrible spill. What do we do? How do we stop this? It just seems that we are more concerned with what has and is happening than the corporate giant that caused it. How very tragic.

Hope you are having a great weekend. You contribution to this cause is reason for celebration of your great talent.

Sally Taylor said...

Nice job! It is the our children who will be left with the messes we leave behind.

Caroline said...

Sad, but beautiful illustration.

IVYALLOVER said...

wonderful illo

Amalia K said...

How are you, Ginger? I hope you're well :)

This is such a sad image, but brilliantly executed! I love how 'real' the polluted water look and the children's devastated expressions add more impact to it.

Roberta said...

"Teach your children well..."
Lovely Ginger.... very strong image!

Mari said...

Hello! Your art was featured in an article of mine about the oil spill and Project Ripple. Thought you'd like to know. :)

http://marisrandomities.blogspot.com/2010/06/oil-spill-take-action.html

Thank you for doing this!