Before we move on to more good news, let me share what the world most probably have already heard of...how our country, the Philippines have been badly devastated by super typhoon Haiyan and how it affected millions of people. Though my city is located in the northern part of the country and had only experienced some bad gusts of wind, for many weeks I was caught in deep sadness after hearing the plight of so many families in the south.
Several weeks before the onslaught of the typhoon, I was asked by Katha Magazine, a local online magazine to create a piece for auction. All the pieces that were to be auctioned off was meant to benefit another organization but because of recent incidents and the gravity of the damage caused by the calamity, the group decided it best to donate the proceeds to the victims of the typhoon instead.
This online auction was aptly titled "Padayon" (a Visayan word for "carry on"), meant to help not only for immediate relief but also to help their rehabilitation. They gathered local artists and makers to create original pieces to be auctioned off online and all proceeds will go to Haiyan victims. For my part, I have donated this piece and I must say that i have never painted with so much passion welling up in my heart until this one. It is still up for bidding until the 30th of this month.
If you love art and wish purchase a piece, head to this link and see the rest of the wonderful creations they have for you: KATHA MAGAZINE: PADAYON Every purchase you make can make a difference in somebody else's life. Because even the tiniest act of kindness can move mountains. Thank you in advance!