SOLDRipple is the word for Illustration Friday this week. IF has teamed up with Kelly Light who started Ripple Blog to raise money to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Now artists from all over the world are contributing illustrations for the cause. A card costs just $10 and every penny is donated. The two Non-profit organisations that are benefitting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. Please visit Ripple Sketches to see some wonderful art and have the opportunity to purchase a card by donating directly to one of the non-profits. You then just need to email the confirmation and your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The artist will then mail you the signed card.
Below are two more cards I have made to donate to the cause. The set has been created with watercolours and ink, with some collage, on gessoed mountboard.
'Ripple- Hermit Crab 3' - mixed media 3.5 x 2.5 inches - © Caroline Soer