Monday, July 7, 2008

HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN an Art Project for Nepal


A new Benefit Project from The Barefoot School

We have started a Benefit Art Initiative to support a New School project in the highlands of Nepal supported by German Radio and TV Journalist Rolf Schmelzer. I will paint 3 Daily Paintings of the children and people living in the local area where the school exists.
Each painting will be sold to the highest bidder (minimum price 150 Euro) over a 4 week period. Bidding will take place in the comments area of the artblog so that everybody can see whats happening. This project is very important for the children of the area and because it is a local project we can be sure that the money will go to a worthwhile cause and be used for what it is meant for. So keep your eyes open on this blog for daily paintings of Nepal and make your offers to support the children - our future.

The Center for Community Development and Research in Nepal, (short: CCODER, pronounced as 'See-koder') is a people-first, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1990, by the dedicated social workers who believe in the concept of self-reliant development of the under­privileged by the underprivileged. CCODER is convinced that only the self-reliant and responsible action of communities and their members can lead to a continuing process of sustainable development. This process has to include both women and men and the members of all occupational and ethnic groups. There goals are to build and run community centers, public schools, health centers etc

CCODER’s first step towards poverty reduction is to help the people identify the root cause of their problems, regain faith in themselves, learn new skills and realize their potential. The people need to know their worth and their dignity as human beings. They need to develop a belief that they can change their environment and should realize, as our motto states that “they are the masters of their own destiny".

www.ccoder.org

BECAUSE OF VACATION AND THE WISH OF OUR CLIENTS WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE AUCTION UP TO AUGUST 15 ALL BIDDERS HAVE AGREED!



THE PAINTINGS - CHILDREN OF POKHARA


SOLD/VERKAUFT

Puna - The eyes of Nepal

Acrylic on wood 18 x 24cm
starting bid 150 Euros


JULY 19. BID NUMBER 1: Carlos Salgado, bid 200 Euros. The children of Pokhara, Nepal: Sarita, Sony, Sagar, Rasmi, Sunil, Maya etc thank you!

Here is his comment:

Lieber Ray,

für dein Bild "Puna - The eyes of Nepal" starte ich mit 200 Euro.

Freue mich auf das Bild und auf die Entwicklung des Dorfes Pokhara.

Carlos

This is the third and last in this special Hope for the Children Project. This is the innocence of youth reflected in the inner strength of a people who have fought for their freedom and won. This girl and the other children in these paintings are the future of Nepal waiting for a new dawn bringing light, love and hope into a life where a smile is worth much more than money and survival can sometimes balance on the edge of a coin.

Boy with a straw


Acrylics on wood 18 x 24cm
starting bid 150 Euros

JULY 8. BID NUMBER 1: Christiane, bid 150 Euros. The children of Pokhara, Nepal: Sarita, Sony, Sagar, Rasmi, Sunil, Maya etc thank you!


Here is the second Benefit Painting for the children of Nepal. Once again needs some finishing touches but as I know, you are all so eager to bid for the next painting I am posting it now. Up till now we have received no bids and I would like to take this opportunity to once again appeal to your hearts. This project is one of the most worthwhile projects that I know. Helping to provide education for children living in undeveloped countries is one of the most powerfull possibilities of instigating the paradigm of self responsibilty into social cultures. Especially here in Nepal where Democracy is new but growing fast. So dig down, deep into your hearts and make a decision to support human growth and development in the kids of Nepal.
Who is going to be first?




A working girl

Acrylics on wood 18 x 24cm
Benefit Auction starting at 150 Euros

Steigern Sie mit ab 150 Euro!
Up to this time there are no bids.
BE THE FIRST!!


JULY 9. BID NUMBER 1: Monika, bid 150 Euros. The children of Pokhara, Nepal: Sarita, Sony, Sagar, Rasmi, Sunil, Maya etc thank you!

Here is her comment: "A working girl" is a such a wunderful picture. I will start with 150 EUR
the auction for this painting. (How I´ve heard it needs only 4 EUR for 1 month school for a Child. So this first amount gives 3 years school :-)) )

Many greetings
Monika



Here is the first daily painting for the children of Nepal and their School. This 12 year old girl starts work at 4:30 in the morning and finishes at 21:30 in the evening.
Here is the finished painting. As you know this is a Benefit Auction starting with 150 Euros, I have decided to let it run up until August 1. All offers can be written into the comments or sent to me personally at my email address. I am able to send artworks worldwide and all proceeds will go into a school project in Nepal enabling the local children to receive an education. Reach deep into your heart and support the Art project by bidding for this painting "Hope for the Children."
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ray,
I like this one very much. This colourful innocence is very intense.
I bid on that one.
Christiane

PS.: I will arrange for a blogger-ID soon...

Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

We thank you Christiane!

Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

Rolf Schmelzer said...

Hi dear Ray,

HAHA JUHU! Looks a bit like young Frida Kahlo ;-))

I like it very much! Thanks!! It shows a lot of the HARD WORK
mainly the young girls still have to do in Nepal. Everyday. Starting at 4.30 o clock early in the morning until 9:30 hrs in the evening in the green hills here above Pokhara in the heart of Nepal in the Himalayas.

I feel very much motivated and encouraged to make more pics for this fine art project and will encourage my friends and collegues to bid for Your touching paintings.

GOOD WORK! More ;-))

How was the life-auction in Belgium on Thursday?

Rolf
Pokhara
sunny & warm
www.hahajuhu.blogspot.com : )
July 5, 2008 11:07 AM
Rolf Schmelzer said...

: )
July 5, 2008 1:37 PM
Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

hi rolf
thanks for your comments and also for your big heart.we are getting some great feedback and a lot of people are really "begeistert" about the idea.up till now there are no bids but we have over 3 weeks of time. i have started a second painting and your photos are very strong in emotion and intensity so we have a lot of work to do and the sun is shining.,-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Ray,

"A working girl" is a such a wunderful picture. I will start with 150 EUR the auction for this painting.
(How I´ve heard it needs only 4 EUR for 1 month school for a Child. So this first amount gives 3 years school :-)) )

Many greetings
Monika

Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

Dear Monika,

We at the Barefoot School and the children of Nepal thank you!!

Carlos Salgado said...

Lieber Ray,

für dein Bild "Puna - The eyes of Nepal" starte ich mit 200 Euro.

Freue mich auf das Bild und auf die Entwicklung des Dorfes Pokhara.

Carlos

Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

Thank you Carlos, you have a very big heart!

Ray

MiSha said...

Hi Ray ... I hope you have some more projects like these ... you'll get my full network-power.

http://terminfinder.blogspot.com/search/label/CHILDREN

Ray Wilkins Professional Artist said...

..thank you michael! very much appreciated!!
ray

Carlos Salgado said...

Lieber Ray, lieber Rolf, liebe Kinder und erwachsene Einwohner von Pokhara. Ich freue mich sehr, dass ich das Bild erhalten werde. Ich hole es mir bei dir ab Ray, sobald ich kann :-). Und, Ray, du hast recht, etwas zu tun was einem selbst und vielen anderen Freude bereitet ist sehr bereichernd. Wer weiß, vielleicht werde ich eines Tages mutiger und reise auch mal nach Pokhara.

in Liebe

Carlos

Carlos Salgado said...

Lieber Ray, lieber Rolf, liebe Kinder und erwachsene Einwohner von Pokhara. Ich freue mich sehr, dass ich das Bild erhalten werde. Ich hole es mir bei dir ab Ray, sobald ich kann :-). Und, Ray, du hast recht, etwas zu tun was einem selbst und vielen anderen Freude bereitet ist sehr bereichernd. Wer weiß, vielleicht werde ich eines Tages mutiger und reise auch mal nach Pokhara.

in Liebe

Carlos

Carlos Salgado said...

Lieber Ray, lieber Rolf, liebe Kinder und erwachsene Einwohner von Pokhara. Ich freue mich sehr, dass ich das Bild erhalten werde. Ich hole es mir bei dir ab Ray, sobald ich kann :-). Und, Ray, du hast recht, etwas zu tun was einem selbst und vielen anderen Freude bereitet ist sehr bereichernd. Wer weiß, vielleicht werde ich eines Tages mutiger und reise auch mal nach Pokhara.

in Liebe

Carlos