|gabryshak 227 posts||
What a month! As of this writing we now have 119 members in our group and there was an outpour of outstanding images being uploaded to our group… and let me tell you, it was difficult to keep from featuring them all … I want to remind you that if you have been featured you are eligible to participate in an opportunity to raise $25,000 for charity, if you missed the deadline here, just bubblemail me with your interest!! I’m shooting for a June 26th submission date, with a final deadline of July 16th!!
Before I recognize our artists I want to share with you how ♥Show Me a Sign♥ was featured outside of RB on two occassions during this last month!! With one of our other artists ( below ) had a piece of his work featured in the NYTimes!!
♥The first post came from do1thing a group of pulitzer prize photographers who are getting respectable coverage (People Magazine for one) towards their goals of raising awareness on homeless youth, featured our Features that are making a difference – Vol2 on their website and Twitter blog … so anyone clicking on the redbubble.com will come to see this page. (PS they titled the posts with “Show me a Sign”)
♥Then, after posting our ♥Show me a Sign♥ promotional widget on my college Ning site one of the journalist of the college paper the Triton Review contacted me to tell me he would like to interview me in consideration of a two page spread feature on our group! So hit the “watch this topic” tab, as it was this month of features that brought the attention to our group and as soon as it is published i will let you all know!!
(PS the ♥Show me a Sign♥ promotional widget is open for anyone to post this wonderful tool to help raise awareness!!)
So without further adieu let’s recognize our wonderful artists this month;
OUR FEATURED ARTIST THIS MONTH is docophoto for continually entering featurable work and being voted “Best of” in two of our challenges… but more than that it is truly because she has the heART, turns out she’s been putting her heart and soul into this type of work for over 10 years. I’ve still not managed a formal interview, (as we’ve all been busy with other interviews and coordinating our first book project— if you haven’t heard, it’s a chance to raise $25,000 for charity.,) but do look forward to that in the near future.
♥ Our first featured image this month came to us from appel with a piece titled when no one’s looking. What i love about this image is how ann so breathlessly captured the true spirit of this young girl, you must go read the story attached. I had the complete honor to meet up with Miss “appel” and seen her in action in the tulip fields… and admired the way she was able to get lost in the elements, and truly connecting without being seen.
Daniel Rarela brought us Measure of Judgement another image with thought provoking description with it, a photo taken in Baja CA, right before he crossed the border back into California after spending the day with the kids at Door of Faith Orphanage in Chula Vista
Our FEATURED ARTIST THIS MONTH, docophoto brought us one of the most touching images I’ve seen for sometime… annie. I stared at this image for sometime ,as if in a silent conversation, and all I could see is the smiling, joyful heart of a five year old girl.
FEATURED in VOL1, Kieron Nolan brought us Leski ; he writes, “This grafitti is to be found on the wall where a teenage boy was knifed to death in Adelaide. As part of my work I walked to different parts of Adelaide with young people who had been or who are homeless. Using Fuji compact cameras they photographed areas that meant something to them, either places they’d slept rough, grafitti or places they would hang out.
Their stories of survival were shocking."
I didn’t have a proper preview to display his image in the VOL1, nor did he get a feature placed on the image itself… so I’m doing it right this month.
A new artist to join this month, mainephotobug brought us Street life Two from her homeless series -orlando, FL complete with poetry she had written. I just want to encourage you to continue to follow your heart.
Looking at me sitting on the earth
Another new artist this month!! – Megan Dacy brought us The Traveler II, telling us that meeting this man who had written down accounts of his real life experiences and offered to sell copies for 10 cents, “was a really cool experience”.
Dean Mullin brought us an image he struggled to title, Homeless & Desperate, Taxco, Mexico… and i struggle to find the words too, as sometimes it’s just the way it is (bruce hornsby) as an image fills us with emotion.
Miss ratatouille brought us in the Streets of Mumbai… – reminds me, i highly recommend going to see or renting slumdog millionaire … also, i hear that many of the stars are now homeless in the name of what?
So, WOW! what a month. Thank you all for sharing your heART, for contributing to our forums for seeking out worthy blogs to read, organizations worthy of recognition and for just being you! I look forward to seeing more work, as little by little, we are making a difference!!
blessings and inspirations,
PS our latest challenge closes in one hour!!!
|gabryshak 227 posts|
|gabryshak 227 posts|
|aspectsoftmk 166 posts||
what expression…what thought…and what a showing of signs…this speaks volumes about life..i am so inspired and impressed…thank you all…
|Dean Mullin 96 posts||
Tonja – you are doing wonders for this group – we all appreciate it very much
|Appel 102 posts||
|Judith Hayes 588 posts||
I am amazed by the amount of exciting work in this group. It’s good to know there are so many who care. Thanks Tonja, for your hard work for this group.
|Biren Brahmbhatt 17 posts||
This is simple wonderful… so full of the spirit high of humanity… look at each of the photographs above… every single one speaks out aloud… and all at at one place… that’s “Show me a Sign” group…
Glad that I was able to contribute to this group which stands a synonym to the words “Humanity”, “moral Responsibility” to me…
Thanks group… Thanks Tonja…