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It has been a while since I wrote a post on this blog.

Today I wanted to write about the needs of a sanctuary in Sligo, Ireland. A place created to bring animals a freedom and safety that they never had. A place that they could live without fear or pain.


Today is a day filled with sorrow because these very same animals need to be rescued from the land they live on. Their rescuer, Nia, has been asking for help for a while. She has received some help with donations and sharing her situation through social media. But the

deadline hangs over their head as time literally has run out.


Why do I care?

Because there is so much good in this world that is ignored. My heart sank discovering what was happening and that Nia needs to again rescue the animals she loved. I found Nia's Instagram post a few months ago and I created watercolor paintings of her sweet animals and donated all proceeds to her sanctuary. I never thought twice about trying to help and spread the word. I've contacted many popular names, newspapers, magazines, etc. These attempts were made in hope that we would find that one person or persons that could find new farmland.


Heartstone Sanctuary needs a miracle.


If you would like to donate use the link below:


Learn more about Heartsone Sanctuary:

Thank you!

Christine




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Hi!

Now that the Holiday "push" for my retail space complete, I can concentrate on new

projects and continue to work on paintings that were started. My list is endless and I am

so grateful. Being an artist is sometimes pushing your limit and stepping onto paths you haven't gone before. It's also is about staying positive!


A little over a month ago, I found a page on Instagram for Heartstone Sanctuary. The first word I saw was Help! I had to learn more! The sweet faces that were staring back at me grabbed my heart.


The situation is that the land the sanctuary is built on is sinking due to heavy rains, flooding and now it is Winter. This vegan rescue takes in all kinds of animals that were abused, neglected, or just horrible situations and gives them a second chance for a life filled with love and freedom.


If I had a million dollars it would all go to this safe haven, I wanted to help. So, I decided to use my art as a way to connect and hopefully bring some needed funds for supplies or anything else plus, spread the word about the sinking situation. Time to paint!!


I have started to create watercolor paintings of the sweet faces that call Heartstone home.

All proceeds will go to Heartstone Sanctuary. Below are some of the paintings finished and one I am still working on. There will be many to choose from!


I will share when the matted prints are ready for purchase but for now check out the link above and share, share, share!!!


Thank you for stopping by!!!


Christine









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Hi!

The Winter season has begun in the norther hemisphere, even if the calendar may not agree. The sun is low and the dark nights are longer. A perfect time to light a candle.

I love candles all year long but especially during the Winter. Candles offer a soft light, warm glow and fragrance to make any room cozy.


I started making candles in 2020 after my Mom passed. It was a way to handle grief while being busy. A needed distraction, so the journey began.


When I began creating my soy candles, I wanted to make a safe candle that connected to aroma and sight. So I decided to add my artwork to each candle. There were paintings already completed that matched perfectly and then also created new artwork. This worked so well since my subjects are about Nature, Maine Wilderness and the Seasons. My favorite subjects to paint.


I love the connection my paintings have with each candle. It makes the fragrances and the paintings more unique and brings the paintings to life. Imagine you are watching a Fox while breathing in the fragrance of the woods.


Have a wonderful day! And Thanks for stopping by!


Christine


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