Friday, April 6, 2012

For Melissa ~~ by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"For Melissa," 10" x 14", portrait of Silver, a pony belonging to a special friend, done in acrylics on a museum quality panel. Collection of the artist.

In process pics of Silver's portrait are also on the studio Facebook page. Feel free to check in over there and comment on my process or art in general.

Reproductions may be ordered here.



This week the world lost a shining star when my friend Melissa passed away. Melissa was a client turned friend, compassionate, generous of spirit, always read to laugh, with the ability to find extraordinary beauty in the most commonplace objects and situations.

I hope Melissa's heaven is full of gray ponies and lots of critters to love on. And I look forward to walking alongside her one day.

Cancer so sucks.

In honor of Melissa, I will donate 100% of the proceeds from giclee and notecard sales of this painting through June 1st to The American Cancer Society via The Wonder Kids (see below). You can order here. And thank you for allowing me to pay tribute to my friend's memory in this way.

Hoping you are spending your weekend with those you love,


Journalling student and Wonder Kid team captain Anna D with her puppets made at our last journalling class. The one on the left reads "fight back."

The Wonder Kids

Here's some amazing kids who refuse to wait until they are grown up to make a difference.

Led by the unflappable 3rd grader Anna D, The Wonder Kids had a friend's life touched by cancer, and decided to do something about it.

They set a goal of raising $500 for cancer research (they are nearly half way there!). They also will be participating in the Lake Orion leg of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life the first weekend in June.

I look forward to the day when we have a cure for cancer, all due to efforts of people like The Wonder Kids.

What if the money they raise is what does it?

(If you want to support The Wonder Kids, click here - and on their behalf, thank you!)


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