Thanks to many friends far and near, we've raised a significant chunk of our adoption fund. We're about $6,000 short of the goal and hearing weekly about potential adoptees, so we know we need to land the last part soon.
Our friend Lyne Willis has graciously offered one of her original paintings for auction to help raise funds!
Titled "Mary", the painting is on paper, 27x35 with mat and frame. We have an unpublished reserve for the painting because my blog is not well read by the fine arts crowd, but wanted to put it out here first.
For the winning bidder, we will put it behind glass or plexi (your choice). Auction winner pays actual shipping charges.
It is flat gorgeous and would look great on your wall! Auction will run 10 days, until noon of September 16th, 2006.
Email your bid to me (rbohlender at gmail). If by chance, you're below the reserve, I'll let you know so you can scare up a few more dollars.
Bid amounts will not be announced, so give it your best shot!