Ruthie Helps Japan ~~ Painting a Dog a Day by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Ruthie", 6" x 8", portrait of a vintage Ruth B. Newton baby doll, done in Golden Open and Heavy Body acrylics on a Raymar panel.

This painting is being auctioned via the Daily Paintworks "Help Japan" fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of "Ruthie" will be donated to Save the Children.

"Ruthie"'s opening bid is only $49, and she will be going to a new home, regardless of her ending price, in 7 days.

Please show your support for the children in Japan by bidding on Ruthie (or any other of the beautiful pieces making up the "Help Japan" event).

And bookmark the "Help Japan" site and continue visiting - because artwork will be added through Friday March 25th, with the auctions extending into early April.

You may bid on "Ruthie" here. (did I say thanks?)

Because not everyone can afford to purchase an original, I will also donate 100% of the proceeds of print/notecard sales of "Ruthie" to Save the Children. Prints start at $18, notecards at $6 (with price breaks for volume purchases). You may order these 24/7 on my FineArtAmerica storefront.

Please feel free to share the auction link with friends and family, too. The more we share, the more others benefit.

Thanks in advance for your compassion and support,
"Help Japan"

This week's Daily Paintworks challenge, "Help Japan," is a fundraiser for the survivors of the Japanese earthquake.

The call went out with a simple concept - donate a painting to be auctioned, with the proceeds earmarked for one of a number of organizations already on the ground and working in the regions impacted by the quake.

In a matter of 48 hours, over 150 entries were submitted, including "Ruthie" (above). Close to $6,000 has already been raised - and this is just the beginning!

The potential is phenomenal when we band together to make a difference.

Visit the event page to browse the artwork. Paintings will be added all week long.

Thanks so much.

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