What You Can.

I remember growing up as a kid and hearing things like “If we keep cutting down the rainforests, then we won’t have any clean air.” A lot of if we do this then that will happens.

What happens when the then‘s have arrived and gone and we are left with nothing. What next?

The Bayaka. from charity: water on Vimeo.

Incredible video. I cannot share it with a dry eye and without a feeling of outrage and disgust. I am as mad at myself as anyone. We all enjoy the conveniences of this life and are just as guilty as the ones doing the logging that destroyed their canopy, their home. As guilty as the ones who are still logging somewhere out there in the rest of the world.

So what do you do?

What you can.

You recycle more. You research more ways to be sustainable. You encourage others to do the same. You teach your kids. And you pray a lot. My family and I are supporters of charity:water and their campaigns. We wear the wristbands and we give them out. We tell people about them. It is such a simple thing to do.

Join and start a campaign.

Buy wristbands, wear them, gift them to friends.

Spread the word.

Our birthdays aren’t in September, but does that really matter? No. Every day, any day, is a day you can help someone.

News coming about LifeSource, an Art for Cures fundraiser for charity:water…

Donations for Noah

I was sent an update earlier today for Noah’s CareBridge page; you might remember Noah from my earlier post asking for Christmas cards. As soon as I saw there was an update I just knew…

Our Angel
Posted 2 hours ago

After a long battle with Stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer, Monday morning at 8:02 AM, Noah Biorkman passed away at his home in South Lyon, Michigan.

Scott and I, along with our families, would like to thank everyone for the continued support over the past few years during Noah’s illness. As most of you know, Noah has received more than one million Christmas cards over the past few weeks. The outpouring of love and compassion has been remarkable and we are extremely grateful. We are now asking for everyone please respect our privacy during this very difficult time. The funeral services will be for family only. We are asking that instead of sending cards and flowers to Scott and me; please make a donation in Noah’s name to either of the organizations below. With your donation, Noah’s legacy will live on for many years to come, if not forever.

Thank you so much for your support and love.

Sincerely,
The Biorkman Family

Even if it is only a few dollars, please remember this sweet little boy and send a donation to one or both of the following:

Department of Pediatrics and Oncology
University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive
D4202MPB
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5718
Checks payable to: The University of Michigan – Noah’s Pediatric Oncology Fund

OR

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan
230 Huron View Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Checks payable to: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan – Memo: Noah Biorkman

EXHIBITION | Life Imitates Art January 17th

I am going to be in a charity event on January 17th with my own exhibition area as well as a table full of greeting cards and other goodies. If you are local to the Ocala, Florida area I would love it if you came and showed your support!

ART EXHIBIT | Life Imitates Art

Tickets are 50.00 which includes both receptions, the exhibit and the live theater performances as well as the silent auction. I will also have one piece (possibly two) in the auction as well. For more information, you can download a copy of my full-size flyer here. Help me get the word out!

charity: water

Guidelines for the Life Source: A Water Journal project coming this week. Two pages, one auction, one book. 100% of the profits from this project will go to the charity: water campaign. If you haven’t seen it, watch the trailer below and donate.


The September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.

charity: water

Guidelines for the Life Source: A Water Journal project coming this week. Two pages, one auction, one book. 100% of the profits from this project will go to the charity: water campaign. If you haven’t seen it, watch the trailer below and donate.


The September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.