Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I just received an invitation from the lovely and talented Suzanne McDermott to join her and a few other artists to create something in honor (or horror) of the Gulf of Mexico and the BP Disaster that will forever change its shorelines, wildlife and human inhabitants.

Won't you join me? (I'd like to see at least 5 artist friends who read my blog join in with me over at Suzanne's for this Spirit of Gulf Challenge.)


Art can help us purge those feelings of helplessness, rage, pain and fear which this horror has caused in many of us. Get out your drawing, painting or collage supplies and create something out of this - you'll feel better - and who knows where it will go?

If you post your work on your blog, please link to Suzanne's blog and let her know you're in the group - all are welcome and we could use some masculine energy in the mix so I hope some of you guys will join us.

Thanks, Suzanne, for your good heart and gentle spirit - and determination to do something in an artistic way to honor the Gulf, its wildlife and humanity as it was...as it is.

Here's the info from Suzanne's blog, if you want to join in:

Find a photo or other resource depicting some living aspect of the Gulf of Mexico before the oil disaster or
Tap into your spirit and use your imagination
Make a drawing, painting or other piece of creative work with love and gratitude for the beautiful life of whatever you're depicting.
Post what you make on your website, include a link to this post:
Spirit of the Gulf Challenge (http://www.suzannemcdermott.com/2010/06/spirit-of-gulf-challenge.html) and put the icon below in your sidebar with a link to this post.
Invite 5 of your friends or favorite artists to accept this challenge, include a link to this post, copy this description of the challenge and the icon below for their sidebar.


Suzanne McDermott said...

Thanks for posting this, Rhonda! No horror - just honor. This is a consciousness raising opportunity. So glad you're on board!

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, you're right - to honor the flora and fauna of the area...remember, respect. I've already downloaded a few photos I'm working on, thinking on, pondering...

Teresa said...

Sounds perfect to me, count me in for sure Rhonda! Let's spread the love

RHCarpenter said...

Teresa, yay!!! Glad you're in with us - don't forget to post on your blog that you are joining in and let us see what you do. I've begun mine already - a full sheet in watercolor.

Jeanette said...

Its an interesting project. Watching from Canada's east coast and knowing that our shoreline could be a victim if our offshore oil has similar problems brings the issue close.

I'd love to join in. Just have to do a bit of research on the area first to see what I can draw or paint.

RHCarpenter said...

Jeanette, you would be perfect for this group, so I'm glad you are joining in :)