The Ripple campaign was set up to:
“help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefiting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.”
As I stated in my email to Ms. Light,
“I grew up in Texas and spent pretty much my entire youth swimming in the Gulf. This spill is a total catastrophe and will likely affect the area for generations. If selling a sketch card can help, then it is the absolute least I can do.”
This is not a political statement of any kind. There was a horrible accident, and it doesn’t matter who’s fault it was. The goal of Ripple is to help the animals that have been hurt, plain and simple. To buy my card, or any of the other amazing pieces of art donated by dozens of other artists, just go to the Ripple website and follow the instructions in the top right hand side of the page. Ms. Light will handle the donation portion, and once your donation has been confirmed, I (or whichever artist) will mail the art out to you directly. All cards are available for a measly $10.00 US and 100% of the proceeds go to one of the aforementioned charities (your choice).
The card itself is drawn in ink and measures the standard 2.5″x3.5″. The card is titled “Ripple” and has been signed on the back. Thanks for helping. The Gulf of Mexico is my home away from home and the oil spill is a complete disaster.