Katha Magazine asked me to contribute original art to be auctioned off, with 100% of the proceeds going towards The Philippine Red Cross to benefit survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Despite not having worked much with acrylic paints, I pledged to contribute a set of matryoshka dolls but painted with a Filipino flavor. I worked on these dolls slowly and on and off for about a month, learning to paint with acrylics in the process (thanks to Google and About.com).
Check out my blog post on the making of these dolls for a full process post: http://www.wedgienet.net/arts-crafts/tres-marias-art-up-for-auction-for-the-benefit-of-the-survivors-of-super-typhoon-haiyan/
These dolls are up for auction from November 18-30, 2013. All proceeds go to the Red Cross (Philippines) for the benefit of the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda. For more details about this project, including how to place your bids, check out this blog post: http://www.wedgienet.net/arts-crafts/tres-marias-art-up-for-auction-for-the-benefit-of-the-survivors-of-super-typhoon-haiyan/