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Song Of Sahel Art Wings Its Way To New Owners!

I blogged about the colour, depth and suggestion of Cher Duncombe’s work with its inherent raw passion and textures reminiscent of earth scorched and cracked by the blistering sun. Her painting has been sent across an ocean to the lucky bidder Claudio Fiore! It will hang in his new music studio…And I will get to see it often. Cher is such a talent. I will be featuring more of her art on the Plum Tree Books web-site! And you can find her there.

I mentioned the fecundity, joy, and sheer abandonment of Tahira Lubrano’s Goddess of Nature to whom we pray to bless those in Sahel. The lucky lady who bid for this is none other than Betty Dravis. Now for those of you who don’t know Betty Dravis…and let’s face it, who doesn’t know Betty?…this picture probably embodies Betty’s spirit. Betty is an inspiration to so many of us. She is not only a brilliant author, she is a reviewer and an interviewer of the stars. Betty is eternally young. I do hope we can interview Betty here soon. As for Tahira, what a talent she is too. And her blog is wonderful. She gives pictorial instruction as to how she puts her art together.

I asked Susie Bertie’s gorgeous Geisha to seduce us into spending our money on this worthy event. The lucky winner of Susie’s beautiful Geisha is Janice Kelly. Susie will not only be one our Plum Tree Books published poets, she will also be one of the Plum Tree Books featured artists on a new range of poem cards…coming soon.  Janice Kelly is a wonderful poet and musician in her own right.

I asked us to consider Maria Antonietta Terrana’s hands of many colours that reach out in need of the same things. The lucky winner of Maria’s art is Gudi Schepokat. Gudi is a dear and special friend of mine. She has a great and discerning eye for art and just loves Maria’s work. Maria is another of the Plum Tree Books artists that will be involved in our new poem card range. You will be seeing a lot more of Maria’s colourful work here and on Plum Tree Books.

And I asked us to consider Marta Pelrine Bacon’s Tree, in which innocence is nestled and protected.  Soon, (February 10th,) Marta will be releasing her first novel on the Plum Tree Books label. Myself and Marta are also soon to release a children’s book with Marta’s beautiful illustrations. Marta’s work can also be seen on the new range of poem cards. The lucky bidder for Marta’s wonderful tree is Karen Twining Fooks. Karen is not only a great friend of mine, she is also one of the trustees of SOS Sahel.

All these beautiful paintings were auctioned for the Song Of Sahel. The winning bidders are receiving the paintings as we speak…and the fantastic thing is…these artists have, between them, raised a stunning £512.00 ($823) for Song Of Sahel. I will be giving the cheque to Karen and she will be presenting it to SOS Sahel on our behalf. The beautiful book of poetry is still available for download here. So is the music..Many thanks to Claudio Fiore, Tom Cloverfield and Aleisha Shimizu for the tracks, Give Me Life and Island Of Hope Please continue to download the book and the music as every little helps.

Many thanks to all these wonderful artists and buyers. You all rock!

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamh.co.uk

18 comments on “Song Of Sahel Art Wings Its Way To New Owners!

  1. the secret keeper
    September 16, 2012

    Good Luck today. The offering of paintings are a treasure to chose from. Hopefully, there will be treasure hunters out in search of such paintings of richness and abundance of talent and creativity. To Sahel. Bring them the echo of Joy today.

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  2. the secret keeper
    September 16, 2012

    Reblogged this on the secret keeper and commented:
    Good Luck today. The offering of paintings are a treasure to chose from. Hopefully, there will be treasure hunters out in search of such paintings of richness and abundance of talent and creativity. To Sahel. Bring them the echo of Joy today. The Secret Keeper Jennifer Kiley

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  3. DiAnne Ebejer
    September 16, 2012

    Reblogged this on dianneebejer and commented:
    Today is the final Song of Sahel event beginning at 1:00 pm EST and closing 48 hours thereafter! Don’t miss it!

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    • ontheplumtree
      September 16, 2012

      Yes! I thought it might not be enough time to give it only 24 hours because of the time difference.

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  4. theclaudiofiore
    September 16, 2012

    Reblogged this on The Claudio Fiore and commented:
    A wonderful art auction for Song of Sahel. Check it out!

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  5. Betty Dravis
    September 16, 2012

    Will be browsing the colossal art shortly and sharing the link with my friends. This is a gorgeous collection of art. I love all three pieces you’ve mentioned but am very curious about my friend Sally Ann Rowland’s contribution. I’ll be peeking very soon.

    This entire project is awesome in scope, Niamh. Kudos to you and all involved.

    Hugs for luck – Betty Dravis

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    • ontheplumtree
      September 16, 2012

      Thank you, Betty. But Sally Ann Rowland’s beautiful piece is not up for auction. It is in the book, though.

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  6. Betty Dravis
    September 16, 2012

    P.S. How many pieces are in the auction?

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  7. Betty Dravis
    September 16, 2012

    Oh, I understand now. I thought all the art was in the auction. Thanks for quick response. I understand now. Beautiful paintings…all. Grand job, Niamh, Betty ❤

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  8. Betty Dravis
    September 18, 2012

    I got my copy of the book yesterday and Sally’s offering is exquisite as are all the art, photography and poetry in this book. Have not read all the poetry yet, but the pics are phenomenal and the layout fantastic. Cover fine, also. Wow! Impressive! xo

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    • ontheplumtree
      September 18, 2012

      Thank You, Betty. Yes! Sally’s picture is beautiful. And I worked very hard on the layout and design and the cover. And we had Claudio Fiore do the formatting for all the various kindles. I hope you enjoy the content!

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  9. ontheplumtree
    October 3, 2012

    Reblogged this on On The Plum Tree and commented:

    Update on the Song of Sahel auction with Cher Duncombe, Claudio Fiore, Tahira Lubrano, Betty Dravis, Maria Terrana, Marta Pelrine Bacon, Janice Kelly, Susie Bertie, Tom Cloverfield,

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  10. thiskidreviewsbooks
    October 4, 2012

    WOW! How great! Our family got a copy of the book and I know my mom bid on one of the paintings (but didn’t win it 😦 ). This was a great event!

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    • ontheplumtree
      October 4, 2012

      Wow! Erik,,,your mom bid on one of the pictures? Which one? Sorry she didn’t win it.

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks
        October 4, 2012

        She bid on the geisha one. She wanted to buy it for my aunt who likes Japanese stuff.

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  11. patriciasands
    October 4, 2012

    How lovely to know the art is off to proud owners. I hope the book and music sales also brought a significant amount of assistance to the cause.

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    • ontheplumtree
      October 4, 2012

      Thank You Patricia. We will see what happens with the books and music. I keep hoping.

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