Archive for March, 2013

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.

I so agree :)


The Masters

The Masters by Adesina

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Having so much fun making progress with this cityscape; it just never gets tiring, no matter how long it takes or how many little details I get caught up in.

Wishing everyone a creative day!

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A third successful auction to benefit charity has been completed!

I’m so happy to announce that the March Art Auction to Benefit the Girl Scouts was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

The winning bid was placed by a generous contributor who raised $50 to benefit the Girl Scouts, a wonderful organization that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Read more about the Girl Scouts on their web site.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping to empower girls! <3

I’m super-psyched to start a new portrait for the winner! I’m going to be taking a month or two off from running these auctions to attend to a couple of other exciting charity projects here in NY, so thank you so much to all who bid and/or spread the word — Together we can, and HAVE made a difference! :)

Watch Video About the Auction Series & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

Love,

Adesina

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Yes, visual art can be video as well as traditional media!

And I had a great time shooting the Women Inspired exhibit for my new online show about creativity, awareness & philanthropy this past Monday. The footage looks great and while I work on the edit, I wanted to give a big thank you to Curator and Artist Andrea Arroyo (pictured above with me), Professional Women Photographers, as well as El Taller Latino Americano. And of course heartfelt thanks to my favorite cameraman & awesome PA – it’s a team effort. :)

Please stay tuned and subscribe to my YouTube channel here: www.Youtube.com/DesiSanchezTV, to see the final video and learn more about these wonderful artists who are making a difference.

xoxo,

Adesina

 

 

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YOU voted, and now you can bid!

For this month’s charity art auction, we are proud to be supporting Girl Scouts USA!

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Starting TODAY, I am auctioning off a custom, hand-drawn portrait, in support of Girl Scouts USA – highest bidder gets a portrait of whoever they want me to draw; & the girls who need it most, get 100% of the auction price, directly through eBay.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. And March is a special month for the Girl Scouts, because they were founded on March 12, 1912! Read more about the Girl Scouts on their web site.

If you would like to have a portrait done for yourself, of a loved one or family pet, and would like 100% of the proceeds to go to the Girl Scouts, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on March 26th, 2013 at 2pm EST, and more info can also be found on my Causes page.

After successfully raising more than the minimum bid for BOTH of my last two charity art auctions, I know that we can make a valuable contribution to the lives of these amazing young girls and women.

Please bid today, and God Bless!!

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Working on one of my prior auction drawings & pleased to announce this month’s charity is Girl Scouts! Stay tuned for the auction later! Thanks to all who voted :)

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I am having so much fun working on this portrait for one of my Art Auction winners. It is always a pleasure delineating the face of a lovely woman. But as I work, it gets me to thinking about all of the other wonderful women and girls in the world, and how, in honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to help them with my next Charity Art Auction.

I have already narrowed it down to three of my favorites:
Women for Women (Helping women survivors of war)
Girls Scouts USA (Builds girls of courage, confidence, & character)
Equality Now (Ending gender violence & discrimination)

But I need YOU to help me make the final decision! Which charity should I pick? Please leave your choice in the comments below, OR vote on my facebook poll here»

The next auction starts next Tuesday, and I’m closing the polls on the charity this Friday afternoon at 1pm. I can’t wait to see who you all pick!

xoxo,
Desi

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I had a great time at the NoMAA Women in the Heights art exhibit! Check it out until 4/18: http://www.nomaanyc.org/2013/02/women-in-the-heights-celebrations/
– with curator Andrea Arroyo & art by Francoise van Dijk & Erica Criss

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Another successful auction to benefit charity has been completed!

I am so happy to announce that the February Art Auction to Benefit Room to Read was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

The winning bid was placed by a kind contributor from New York, and raised $51 to benefit Room to Read, a worldwide charity that promotes children’s literacy by encouraging children in developing countries to build a habit of reading. They also promote gender equality in education. The full amount was sent directly through the eBay Giving Works program to Room to Read, to support their programs.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping children reach their potential! <3

I am so excited to start a new portrait for the winner! Stay tuned for my next Charity Art Auction on March 19, and thank you to all who bid and/or spread the word, for caring about those who most need our support.

Watch Video About the Auction Series & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

Love,

Adesina