It's truly amazing to me the capacity of generosity and love we humans can have. It just seems to take something very important for us to step up to the plate. And step up we have!
Melissa Gaulding, a fellow hobbyist known and loved by many of you, has had a run of nasty luck. Her husband Herman is battling cancer right now, and in order to pay for medical bills, she would liquidate her entire collection. Because of the effort of many individuals who wanted to share her pain and ease some of her burden during this tribulation, the Flying Hearts Fundraiser was born. Hobbyists across the globe have donated services or products to help raise funds, many offering up prize pieces in their collections. For someone who can have a rather cynical view of humanity like I can at times, it was truly an awe-inspiring and awakening sight for me to see the response of caring individuals. Of course, I had to get on board and do what I could to help as well!
So, my way to start off the donation line up was to paint a piece that had just been sitting base-coated in my studio for *years*. Enter Sarah Mink's Feral Mare medallion. She's up on Auction Barn right now! Be sure to check out all the other fantastic items hobbyists have donated as well in that special Flying Hearts Fundraiser auction section.
Next up? I'll also be painting a Dinky Duke graciously donated by Jackie Arns and will have a few other items. I have to make sure the rest are do-able before I commit them though. But if I can, they will be *very* nice items!