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Help Japan Challenge

'Tulips' an original drypoint print completed with watercolour and ink has been submitted to The Help Japan Challenge posted by painter Keiko Tanabe.  The challenge - to raise funds to help the stricken people of Japan overcome disastrous after effects of the recent earthquake and tsunami - features an ongoing online auction of artworks with proceeds going to charity. 

Money raised through the sale of 'Tulips' will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society (send money via Google).  Take a look at Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark blog which is where I first found out about Help Japan.  Have a good week. x


  1. Wonderful, Lesley, hope its a huge success

  2. That is a beautiful artwork Lesley. I hope it achieves success. I fear the dreadful Japan problems have taken a bit of a back seat in peoples' minds since the Libyan situation. I will go to the link and have a look.

  3. Hi Julie and Cathy - nice to hear from you both. Quite a lot of money has been raised already, over 350 works submitted so far, with more being added daily.

    Will visit you girls soon. x

  4. Hope Tulips does well for such a good cause, it's really lovely Lesley

    ps. Hope to see you some time xsoon

  5. That's brilliant, a well worth cause. Hope you are well x

  6. a beautiful work~!!~
    LOVE it and what a great cause.
    i'm off to check it out now.


  7. Carolyn, Karen and Libby - thanks for such positive comments. The auction is run on similar lines to an Ebay auction, in that it's held online and the highest bid at the end of a week (I think) from when bidding starts wins the artwork.

    Over $22,000 has been raised so far! Bidding for 'Tulips' starts at a modest £20.

    Talk soon. Lesley x

  8. A lovely print, hope it is a great success. I am going to have a look now.
    Hope all is well with you Lesley and you are getting some warmer spring weather.

  9. Hope the "Tulips" does well for a great cause, I'm sure it will.

  10. Good luck Lesley. Hope you make lots of money with your tulips for Japan. :-)

  11. Thanks Jan and Sybille - not one bid so far!
    No worries though - if Tulips doesn't go, I'll replace with another :)

    Last day of March, this month has raced by. Thanks for commenting. x

  12. And thanks to you too Milly - we have has some lovely weather and it's mild today, but the wind is back and conditions rather damp. x

  13. Leslie, I love this piece. You always have a unique approach to a common subject.

  14. Thanks Jeri - unfortunately this one didn't sell, but the later submission did and the proceeds were donated to the Japanese Red Cross. x


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