"Plum-Picking with Niamh Clune."
The Music has been Launched! HERE also! The Web-Site has been constructed ready for the event. The radio broadcast is planned. And the anthology is ready to be uploaded. This sounds like, Camera! Action! Lights! Doesn’t it? Or is it, lights, camera! action? Whichever! The stage is set; we await the players.
This event has been months of work in the planning. From the first instance, when Doug went to Africa to join in with the rescue operation in Niger, I have been busy pulling together the various branches, strands, poets, authors and artists wishing to participate in this grand event.
The brief was: “Those who have; Those who have not” I asked people to express how they felt about the situation occurring in parts of the world where our human family are deprived of so much that many of us take for granted.
I have been featuring some of those who have participated, and this time, I want to say something about the wonderful artists who have donated paintings for an on-line auction that we will be hosting next Sunday 16th.
Cher Duncombe is donating Unrelenting, a wonderful fiery mix of earthy browns and yellows. I have actually seen earth such as this in the Rift Valley in Kenya.
Many geologists think the Rift Valley is where human life began; where the earth is literally pulling apart leaving stretchmarks across the landscape.
I hope Cher doesn’t mind that I am referring her painting to a specific place in Kenya. The painting reminds me so much of the dry, split, scorched, red earth to be found in that part of the world. Cher’s painting is full of life, literally teeming with colour and vibrancy. In it, I see forests, earth and sky. Moving in and out of Cher’s painting, the spirit of our ancestors still eke an existence, still struggle to tame the effects of burning ground. This painting is marvelous in depth and suggestion.
The painting will be shipped to the lucky, highest bidder by Cher herself. Funds will go to SOS Sahel.
In contrast to Cher’s painting, Tahira Lubrano is donating a voluptuous Goddess of Nature.
Perhaps a goddess such as this can do something to soften the effects of the Sahelian sun.
She is of gorgeous flow and graceful lines. She is fecund, one with nature. This Goddess fills us with hope of plenty for those in need.
This exquisite painting will also be auctioned on 16th September.
More beautiful art coming soon.
Susie Bertie http://sooziebird.blogspot.com
Shirani Rajapakse http://shiranirajapakse.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/a-gift-for-life-join-me-in-the-song-of-sahel/
Claudio Fiore http://claudfiore.blogspot.com/
Tonia Harris http://passionfind.wordpress.com
Tony Mutton AKA DarKasean http://darkarsean.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/1216/
Joss Landry: http://josslandry.com/385/
This Kid Reviews Books: http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com