Friday, June 12, 2009

Fiesta Pears

Fiesta Pears
11" x 15" original watercolor

Today is the day that Fiesta Pears gets auctioned off in a live auction. And I get to attend... how exciting!

I donated this painting to the fundraiser for a beautiful 7 year old girl, Dawsyn Harke, who needs a "Seizure Assistance Dog" for her rare form of epilepsy. They are attempting to raise $13,000 to buy and train the dog through 4 Paws for Ability in Ohio.

If you want to donate to this great cause, you can donate money to http://www.4pawsforability.org/ and indicate it is "in honor of Dawsyn Harke" so that it goes toward her dog. You can also call them at 937-374-0385.

Have a great weekend.

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

YAY! I'm so glad you're coming! See you tonight!

Cynthia said...

It's mine! Aaaaaaall mine! I'm so happy!

4 the Contemplative Artist said...

Hi Joanne!
These are perfect pears!It's a wonderful cause to help with!

I wish you lived closer too :) Something tells me we'd have fun and get a lot painted too!!
Your encouragements always make me determined to keep it up!!!

My book still isn't here yet, but as soon as it arrives I'll crack it open and we can have fun talking about that too!

I like your cat from the last post. Your written description of her, reminds me of a friends cat and we call her "the tick" LOL. Hope you are having a good weekend friend Hugs!!

Liana Yarckin said...

i love your pears!! these and the collection of 4. yesterday a fellow painter told me about an artist who will just paint a pear if he needs a subject so that he could paint everyday. then i come to your blog and you have the most amazing pears in such beautiful colors! i love the reflected color in the shadows as well.
great cause! i am sure your painting will help tremendously.

Joanne said...

Cynthia - You are THE BEST!!!! I am so happy that YOU got the painting!!! I now know that it has a wonderful new home, where it definitely belongs. It was a great evening - do you know if they reached their goal for Dawsyn to get the dog? Take care, my friend! I may have to come and see Fiesta Pears in its new environment. :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Anni,

Thanks for the comment on the pears... it was wonderful to be a part of this fund raiser. They gave some facts about Dawsyn's disease... she is only 7 years old, yet in a 3 year period she had over 5000 seizures. One of her parents has to sleep with her every night of her life, with one hand on her body so that when she begins seizuring, they can be alert and help her. There was more - it is astounding what this family has gone through.
Take care of yourself - talk to you when I get back from my sister's. xxoo

Joanne said...

Hello Liana - and welcome to my blog!
Thanks for the comment about the pears... I know of an artist who painted apples for an entire year, and when he was done, he said he knew so much more about painting than he ever thought possible! I like painting pears better than apples - so perhaps I will try the pear on a day when I have no other paintings in mind! I am off to visit your blog now... hope to "talk" with you again soon. :-)