This BP oil spill thing in the Gulf - it's just heartbreaking. There's a great blog (http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/) that's been set up to help with the healing through art. As it says on that blog, this is how it works:
"Each sketchcard on this blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefitting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can purchase a card if you donate directly to one of the non-profits and email me the confirmation and your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The artist will mail you the signed card. We don't have to feel helpless. We can help. Our small actions together will ripple outward."
I hope and pray that these 3 small pieces can be a part of that healing ripple. Please visit http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/ and be part of it too! (These pieces are numbers 509, 510, & 511)