Jerry and I finished our last art auction for Haitian relief yesterday at the Altamonte Chapel. To say it was disappointing is an understatement. There were a lot of people who attended from the Jazz festival next door at the church, but very few dollar bills migrated from their pockets into the donation can or for the bargain priced artwork. Sadly, it appears the one dollar they spent for their "bargain lunch" in the social hall where we were exhibiting the art must have depleted their financial resources. It's a struggle to overcome the feelings of bitterness after all the hard work we put in, but we do appreciate the few who did show some generosity and contributed or bought some art. Once the rest of the checks come in, we figure we raised about $600.
On a more positive note, here's an interesting link to a sketchbook from John Constable. It's always interesting to see how other artists create. I've been trying to do a little something each day in my sketchbook, even if it's only pasting down an interesting picture or ideas on color palettes.