Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nepalese Matryoshka Fundraising for the BlinkNow Foundation


Nepalese Bride Matryoshka Close-Up, Fundraiser for the BlinkNow Foundation

Nepalese Bride Matryoshka, Fundraiser for the BlinkNow Foundation

Recently I learned about Maggie Doyne's Kopila Valley Children's Home and School, and the BlinkNow Foundation from my friend Nadine who has a friend, a nurse, who is going there to set up a health clinic. Nadine sent me a link to the BlinkNow.org website where I watched Maggie speak at "The Do Lectures" (below). Tears streamed down my face as I watched this courageous, compassionate, and committed woman, as I heard her story and learned about the work that she and her parents and family, and the local people of Nepal are doing to improve the lives of Children in the Surkhet region of Nepal. It made me hopeful for the future of the human race that people can be so committed to helping others. I share in Maggie's hope that one day all children will have the love that they need and their basic needs met. Watching and hearing her story made me believe that, in this sometimes too pessimistic world, it is really possible. I was inspired to divert my attention from my list of nationality/ethnicity drawing suggestions and create a Nepalese Bride Matryoshka illustration. I also contacted BlinkNow and received permission to promote and donate 50% of the sales price of each print to the BlinkNow Foundation. I hope you like my Nepalese Bride Matryoshka and enjoy Maggie's "The Do Lectures" inspiring video.



Maggie Doyne — Why the human family can do better from The Do Lectures on Vimeo.

12 comments:

Shaista said...

I absolutely love your works of art, and think you are just as fabulous as Maggie for instantly directing your energies towards this creation - I can't wait to put an order in so I can share the care taking of children of the world.

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you so much Shaista for your support! :)

nadine said...

I agree with Shaista. Your immediate openhearted and generous response to the Kopila Valley school is no less admirable than what Maggie and Emily are doing. We all have a part to play!
Love your illo Amy. As always :-)

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Nadine for your support and for telling me about BlinkNow! :)

Garnet Goldman said...

Wow! Your design is a really beautiful response to the amazing video you shared.

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Garnet for watching the video. Maggie is so incredible. :)

Holly said...

Amy, people like this make me feel very optimistic indeed. And you yourself are very kindhearted as well. Thanks for being such a compassionate soul, the world certainly needs more of that.

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Holly. You are a treasure to all that know you. :)

Designwali said...

wow..this is so fantastic amy! such a beautiful piece for such a great cause!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you so much Designwali! It is a wonderful cause. :)

Louise Elizabeth Couture ♥ said...
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Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Louise Elizabeth for your thoughtfulness and support. We are well and looking forward to the holidays. It is so good to hear from you. I need to hop over to your blog and see what you have been up to! xx :)