Have you had a chance yet to read Blogpost #25 Aleppo? If not, please do so. It remains very much on my mind since I wrote it.
The regime is telling the people there to leave or die. Yet those who leave risk being detained and/or tortured and/or killed. Plus, I have read that the rebels are pressuring people who want to leave to stay. With no hospitals, invasive medical procedures are being conducted in basements without anesthetic. Talk about being between an exponential rock and hard place.
Ouch. I mean really, OUCH. My soul hurts.
As you know, I have chosen to auction my quadriptych (four panels in one) "Aleppo" painting to support the victims and rescuers in and around Aleppo, Syria. Yet something niggled ever since that post a couple of days ago. Really niggled. Some thing wasn't quite right.
I figured it out today.
I am meant to give more freely. To model giving more freely out of love and solidarity for my Syrian brothers and sisters.
I had my 25% wrong. I was going to donate 25% of the proceedings, and it's supposed to be the other way around.
I'm going to keep 25% of the proceedings. I will donate 75% to The British Red Cross who is on the ground today outside Aleppo providing emergency aid.
Don't get me wrong. It is my intention to prosper in my business, and I believe with all my heart that success finds me. I'm learning that it is through providing a service to others, by serving, that I can really help others.
This time, this feels right.
So, here again is Aleppo, my original quadriptych paintings, acrylic on canvas, four 14"x14" panels making up one image 28"x28" image. It it designed to be hung in one of two ways:
Deconstructed - this represents the brokenness and division of the city and its people.
Connected: This represents my dream that Aleppo will heal and rebuild in peace.
We can together serve up love and compassion and solidarity and relief. We can raise money for a humanitarian cause, to help in one of modern history's most horrific humanitarian crises. To help our fellow humans, our brothers and sisters in and around Aleppo.
My ask of you?
Come forth and enter your bid below! The winning bidder will also receive an assortment of Abundance Art notecards in addition to the paintings.
And if you can't bid, consider making even a small contribution to a Syrian/Aleppo relief agency of your choice. Just google it.
And if you can't donate, remember the people in your thoughts, your prayers. Imagine peace.