First, thank you so much for your response to the Spring Swap. I was afraid I'd post it and not have one person interested, so the fact that so many of you are thrills me. A huge thanks to all of you who have helped me spread the word too - we've already reached some 'new to me' folks, which is so exciting since connecting with people is half of the fun. Remember you have until the end of day Monday to let me know you are interested, see details here.
Next up - did you know we are celebrating COLOR at i-Studio for the rest of the month? If you need a bit more color in your life or are looking for inspiration, be sure and pop over. Better yet, take a minute to share your color photos in the i-Studio Flickr group, we're featuring several colorful photos each day, the next one could be yours.
Finally, my mind is full of sorrow for all those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami, but my heart has been warmed by the generous things some folks are doing to help them out. If you are looking for a way to help, and get a little something beautiful for yourself at the same time, check out some of the things I've seen this week.
- Maegan is donating all the proceeds for the sale of prints for the rest of the month at her Etsy shop to the Red Cross's Disaster Relief fund. I already have two of her prints and plan to add a 3rd to my collection this month.
- Check out Traveling Mama's post at Flying House, she lists a number of ways you can help.
- Jennifer Hill is donating profits from the sale of her Tokyo print, found via Elements of Style
- Erin at Dropped Stitches shared a list of ways to help.
- Yoko is donating the proceeds of her Sankaku Sachets to the relief efforts, found via Unruly Things
Have you found other ways to help? If so, please share them in comments. I read today that donations are coming in much slower for this tragedy than they did for Haiti - and I understand that is likely due to the differences in wealth in the two countries, but it is going to take years for Japan to recover from this and they need our help and support.
This was recorded as part of the fundraiser for Haiti, but I think it is gorgeous and appropriate:Pin It