As of today, Kelly Light’s ripple blog has raised over $6,000 for wildlife rescue from the gulf oil spill! The blog is an art exchange built on $10 donations to the non-profits working in the gulf, and in addition to supporting a good cause, the project has produced some beautiful art! I received the two cards I ordered this week, and they’re flippin’ awesome!
The first card is a sketch of a scottish landscape by Japanese painter Andrea Kobayashi. (http://andreakobayashi.com). I’m pretty sure I’ll be ordering from Andrea’s etsy store in the future – I’m fascinated by her technique.
I framed it with the envelope it came in, because I thought it was the coolest thing in the world to receive a letter from Japan!
My second selection was a pair of penguins rendered by children’s book author and illustrator Nicola Killen (http://nicolakillen.blogspot.com), who has a new book coming out this year. I love the sweeping, borderless colors in this card!
Nicola paired the print with a very nice (and fun) thank you card:
If you haven’t yet, be sure to browse through ripple and be amazed by the creativity of artists on a mission!