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YOU voted, and now you can bid!

For this month’s charity art auction, we are proud to be supporting Room to Read!



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

This is an amazing charity that promotes children’s literacy by developing a habit of reading among children in developing countries, while also helping achieve gender equality in education so that little girls don’t fall behind. Read more about Room to Read 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 Room to Read, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on February 26th, 2013 at 1:50pm EST, and more info can also be found on my Causes page.

After successfully raising more than the minimum bid last month for Sandy Hook / Newtown, I am so excited to see what we can do for these well-deserving children! Watch the January auction results video here».

Thanks so much and God Bless you all <3

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…and to thine own self be true.

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This TEDTalk inspired me so much; I hope it does the same for you!

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Happy Valentine’s Day <3

I am so incredibly pleased and honored to announce that the January Art Auction to Benefit The United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

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

After 7 days of bidding, the winning bid was placed by a generous contributor from New York, and raised $57 to benefit the Support Fund, which provides support services to the families & communities of the victims of the Sandy Hook/Newtown tragedy. The full amount was sent directly through the eBay Giving Works program to the United Way of Western Connecticut, an organization at the forefront of humanitarian change.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping families in need! <3

I can’t wait to get the winning bidder’s photo and start drawing! Stay tuned for my next Charity Art Auction next week, and thank you to all who bid and/or spread the word, for caring about those who most need our support.



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I had to pause this in the middle just to say “Yes, yes, yes!” Continue on, Ms. Gilbert!

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When the voice and the vision on the inside become more profound, clear and louder than the opinions on the outside, you’ve mastered your life.

So true.

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Another amazing TED Talk; I love this video – I am humbled and inspired by Jarrett’s story. Hurrah for kids who grow up loving to draw!

(via Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist)

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“When in doubt, always choose your Passion” — paraphrasing @Janet_Attwood as I run thru Central Park – So true & inspiring!!

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Happy 3 Kings Day; I enjoyed this video, thought you all might too: (via Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us)

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Happy New Year! Check out this thought-provoking video…

To be a Lady: A Panel Discussing the Challenges of Women in the Arts (by ArtStudentsLeagueNY)



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