In 2010 I participated in the first #twitterartexhibit. It was a charity event set up by David Sandum and others to benefit a library in Moss Norway. The funds raised from that exhibit purchased 221 new childrens books. David Sandum got over 260 twitter artists from 24 different countries to participate.
Well David is at it again. This year the #twitterartexhibit will help fund The Women’s Crisis Center in Moss, where abused women and children can get help. The center also provides a 24 hour phone-service, counseling, food and shelter etc.
And of course David came back to the artists who help him before. I thought, “Okay, I can do that again,” but I didn’t actually read his instructions first. Apparently David learned some things from his first event and made some changes to the format. Meanwhile I happily crank out Heart of a woman.
So after I finished painting my lovely “heart of a woman” I went to the second #twitterartexhibit website to find the mailing address, and as luck would have it, I found out David had imposed size limits on this year’s submission. She was nearly twice the size she should have been. Of course I did ask for a ruling from the coordinator and he said he really needed the post card sized limit.
(sigh) my bad. Later on David changed his mind, but then of course “cherish” was nearly complete.
So “heart of a woman” is for sale …make me an offer. Shipping should be quite reasonable as she fits in a catalog sized envelope. She is made from quality professional artist materials: 140 cold press water color paper, coated with gesso on both sides, painted in Golden professional grade acrylic paints and varnished with Liquitex matte varnish. The subject matter was drawn from the charity that she was supposed to benefit, but also linking to my binary birds social media inspired series. The colors are vivid. She already as a FAR tag 17563 attached to the back. The caption with title, copyright & contact information overlaying the image shown here is merely a watermark made with PhotoShop; it is NOT part of the actual painting.
As for what is winging its way to Moss Norway now?
I introduce “cherish.” As much people liked my “heart of a woman” this painting has also been well received. I still drew upon the beneficiary of this exhibit for inspiration, while maintaining my link to social media & twitter via the binary birds connection. I think my child came out equally well.
Yours in Art
Jake, Artist, AKAJake.com Come Experience the Art!
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