The Handmade Artist's Forum Etsy Street Team's 'Spread the Love' featured shop for Sat., Jan. 30, 2010:
And here's my favorite item in her shop:
VALENTINE - Coeur Bleu sur Blanc (Original Blue Heart Oil Painting/Medium Size/)
Simply beautiful! And I also want to make sure you know her personal story...
Words are hard to find to explain the different emotions surrounding Haiti, my family, me... So much we would like to do, yet all that seems to be doable right now is to give money to charities. I have two families in Port-au-Prince. One is fine, but they lost their house. The second, no news up to now. I want to help everyone in my family the best I can. This is why I decided that I will give 100% of the profits that I make on Etsy in the next few months, to my family back in Haiti.
By profits I mean that I will reimburse myself the shipping and keep $5 per items to buy new stuff and continue on creating. All the rest will be put aside to eventually help my family (eventually because right now with the roads and buildings destroyed, it makes it hard to even transfer them money directly).
Thank you to everyone who is participating in any way in helping Haiti and giving this country some hope back.
UPDATE: Second family is safe. They also lost their house though and this makes me even more committed to give all of my Etsy profits, for the entire year of 2010, to both of my affected families. Thank you for shopping at Simply Naif!
Please take a look at her beautiful artwork and do whatever you can to support her efforts for her loved ones in Haiti.
More love to share tomorrow...until then,