Friday, January 22, 2010

"Art Hearts For Haiti...#1..."

The heart of a devastated country needs life support.
We can help.
Collectively, as a group of artists,
we can hold
her people gently in our hearts.
We can attempt to mend
lovingly, with the simple tools of an artist,
the
jagged gaping wounds of poverty.
We can
replant seeds of HOPE and LOVE and FAITH
deep
into the spirits of a shattered people.
We can nourish these seeds with kindness and light,
...with inspiration...
and with the exuberant joy of our art.
We can hope,
with all of our collective hearts...
that there will be that one fabulous day,
when the art we have shared might
encourage sprouts of
new growth...green, fresh, and full of innocence...
awaiting a moment in time to bloom
into bountiful trees of life...
with sturdy branches...and glorious leaves...
and strong, independent, and deeply planted roots.
We can do so very, very much...
Ahhh...
yes, we certainly can...:)

Won't you join us?
It's so very simple...just
click on the "Art Hearts for Haiti" badge
on my sidebar.

"There is no pebble so small
that it won't make ripples when tossed
into a body of water."
~Charles Peck

17 comments:

Judy Butler said...

This tribute is a Great idea. These are lovely. The devastation there is overwhelming. I tried to figure which of the many charities to make a contribution to. Selected the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. In addition to our art memorials, I hope every will consider some kind of monetary help in this unbelievable tragedy. Judy

Renee said...

Margaret it is beautiful. Thank you.

xoxo

Phyllis said...

Oh Margaret, you inspire!...and challenge!! A really beautiful addition to the project.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is treemendous. A beautiful center piece for all the hearts growing from the family tree of bloggers.

Julie said...

This is really fabulous, Margaret! So much detail, and conveys so much...

studio lolo said...

Wow, this design all by itself could get the message across. Simply fabulous, and what you said is beautiful.
XX

raena said...

I knew you would come up with something fantastic!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

What a beautiful piece & sentiment. Sometimes I forget how fortunate I really am, but then reminders come every day.

Alex said...

Such an outstanding idea, love the colors and a beautiful contribution! I hope this catches everyone's attention and reminding people to lend a helping hand whichever way possible.

soulbrush said...

we can never give enough. this is simply beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love ya Peg!;) Jan;)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is Beautiful!!!

PAK ART said...

I love your mended heart card and words. You have a beautiful way of crafting words that reaches out to me.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Margaret looking at both your artwork and the wonderful words after I had created my effort (latest post) I feel quite humbled. If only I had such a gift with words especially for this terrible disaster. Simply beautiful.

Serena said...

This is such a meaningful and touching way to show you care. Beautiful! The devastation in Haiti is so tragic and heart-wrenching. :(

marianne said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!
This is perfect for Haiti!
Beautiful words as well!

Have a nice day Margaret!

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspirational!