Hello there, friends.
We are all watching the attack on Ukraine with immense pain, horror, and a crushing sense of helplessness. I have been wracking my brain to figure out how to help, even in a small way. Perhaps starting with my drawings, and extending to YOU, we can make a bigger impact and help people feel supported from all over the world.
We CAN contribute encouragement and hope to the Ukrainian people.
••• HERE ARE THREE WAYS TO HELP •••
- Four of my Sunflower-themed digital images are all now available for FREE to anyone who wants to download them and create cards, flyers, or posters. Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine, and we are starting to see them pop up all over the world in an effort to show our support and love. You’ll find two bouquets and sunflowers both detailed and simple. There is something for everyone to color and create a card or image to share.
- Peace Offering, a folk-art-style bouquet, is now available to download for $5, and is a FUNDRAISER to help the people of Ukraine. It includes an A2-sized illustration and an 8.5" x 11" size, so that anyone and everyone can join in and color! You’ll find the word Peace in English and Mir in Russian. ALL proceeds are being donated to sunflowerofpeace.com.
- I am also offering my gouache and watercolor handpainted version of Peace Offering as a colorful download, ready to print out to make cards, flyers, or posters, or to use in social media to promote peace rather than war. This FUNDRAISER is also $5, and the proceeds will be donated to sunflowerofpeace.com.
Sales of both versions of Peace Offering are being donated to Sunflower of Peace, a non-profit organization committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion with medical and humanitarian aid. It is a USA-based 501(c)(3), working with a global network of established organization and institutions that are committed to helping Ukraine in the current situation. Learn more or donate to them directly at sunflowerofpeace.com
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Come along and see what our kind-hearted and hugely talented designers — The Bloom Brigade! — have created to inspire you with the Peace Offering Digital Stamp Set.
Lastly, here is a little peek of me at work on my painting of Peace Offering.
I hope you enjoy working on your cards, flyers, posters, or sharing on social media, and may we all do our part to bring a sense of hope to those who are suffering.
Bless you, and thank you for showing your support of Ukraine!