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A Call for Artists to Help

 Morning  Stream
21cm x 29,5 cm
watercolor on paper 

I have donated my painting "Morning Stream" to be auctioned off (here) as a limited print. Donations will be benefiting Marilyn who has a progressive muscle disease - muscular dystrophy. Donations are needed to help fund Marilyn's "Tram" - a device  for transfers from wheelchair to bed, etc. Without it, she would need the services of a caregiver. You can read more about her story here.

Kim Tysse, Marilyn's cousin, is organizing everything through a blog in order to find a way to help achieve enough donations to help her with this purchase. She is looking for artists to donate their artwork to be offered up as prints. There is no need to send the original art, just a good file that she can make prints. Any kind of support is nevertheless welcome! If anyone would like to help Marilyn, please  send your file here .


Marilyn is someone who has always tried to help others and continues to make every effort to help herself. The needs however, are overwhelming for Marilyn. Your one donation may not solve her entire needs, but combined with others, your help can truly make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to be a blessing to someone - and to be blessed.


  1. C'est un très beau geste de générosité ♥

    Gros bisous


  2. It's great initiative Celia ! You donated a beautiful work "

  3. Lovely piece, Celia. Interesting way to do a fundraiser.

  4. Beautiful Celia! You are certainly one of the good guys! Crem de la crem!

  5. A beautiful painting, Celia, for a wonderful cause.

  6. Love your painting Celia! Best of luck with the auction and fundraiser.

  7. Hi Celia :) I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    A hug, Sonia.

  8. Celia, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here's to a joyful and creative 2016!

  9. Nice painting, Celia. And for a good purpose. Happy New Year and all the best.

  10. A lovely painting to donate Celia. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2016!


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