Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I-F: Stir



Japan has been shaken and stirred this week. I almost can't quite come to terms with what is happening there. It seems like something out of a hollywood movie with insane special effects - tsunamis 30m high, destruction far and wide, nuclear meltdown. Hugs of the biggest and warmest kind to them.

This is a piece I did to donate to Illustrators Australia's auction with 100% of money going to Japan. (the kanji characters in the right hand corner say 'for Japan'. I hope I got that right!) The auction is currently being set up, so stay tuned for more details as they come to hand.

Other ways to help out:
Art for Japan
comment at Karen Andrews' blog to up her donation
buy one of Alicia's prints
buy one of Kathy Hare's prints

It feels good to at least be doing something.


15 comments:

karenerasmus said...

Beautiful illustration and sentiment

linda said...

Very lovely illustration and I totally know what you mean...I was just numb... didn't know what to think...seeing all the destruction and feeling like...gosh, we really have no control when it comes to nature's force - no matter how prepared! Scary! But your illo makes me smile :)

Hannah Sommerville said...

Lovely illustration. Thanks for sharing the Illustrators Australia link.

MIKE said...

beautiful work

Cindy said...

love this illustration. very well done. Cindy

Lilly Blue said...

This is a beautiful piece, and great to see some ways to help out those suffering in Japan. Thank you - I go to look now x

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is so incredibly beautiful Kimmi...

I will mention your post on my post. xoxoxo

Irene said...

Beautiful image. Sending good thoughts on those leaves over to Japan.

Juliana Fonseca said...

fantastic!

nasii said...

Stunning, So Pretty! GodBless Japan♥

lil kim said...

Thanks everyone - it's hard feeling so helpless in all of this but at least we can do our own little bit.

Linda - I know what you mean. It really makes you bow to the forces of mother nature. No matter how prepared we are, she can always be stronger -- yikes!

Hope my illo made you all smile in the midst of all of this terrible news.

Sophia said...

Hi Kim....I left a comment over on the Watercolour Wedensdays for you...brilliant piece...my heart goes out to them as well....

Giselle said...

Great piece.

Lu Azevedo said...

Lovely illustration. My heart is with Japan too.

Eugenia Gina said...

it's so sweet.. hope the auction goes well :)