Sunday, March 20, 2011

Helping our fellow man in Japan

Dear ALOG Members and Friends,

We have all been stunned to see what the Japanese people have been enduring in these recent days. Three major disasters (earthquake, tsunami and Nuclear plant issues) and then on top of that it snows. What it has to be taking for these people to endure through this I can only guess at here in the warmth of my home.

I was very impressed to see that this site called Daily Painters ( is doing a special fundraising effort for several agencies that can distribute needed help to the beleaguered Japanese.

Please look at it and see if there is anything you would like to bid on and then you can pick the agency you wish to receive the funds you have paid for the painting you will receive.

Click here: The DPW Painting Challenge! - The Help Japan Challenge

The innate resilience of mankind in the face of disaster will surmount all this, but in the meantime let us remember that Life is a Team Effort. So however you help, do help in some way.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Starting a commission

This is a gift commissioned by the family of someone who will
be celebrating a 'big' birthday! It took quite some time to get
the drawing done so very carefully. I went out to the house
and took lots of photographs so that I could suggest the best
angle. Seemed to me that the full house, full on, was the best
to do. The clouds were spectacular the day I went and so they
will be part of the drama of this early spring view of the home.
AND you get to see my loaded work area!