drawing dogs for Ukraine
the hounds of heaven
This is how it happened.....
I was thinking about how to raise funds to support community development projects I would be visiting in March 2016 in the Ukraine. I was paying my own way over with a team of others from my local church but we were trying to raise money to help the people in the communities of Kaharlyk, Rivne and Kiev. These projects include a biodiesel plant which helps convert waste into much needed fuel and a water bore to supply a community with fresh water. Also feeding programmes to help the local churches who are looking after people displaced by war.
So here’s where the dogs came in.... in an effort to raise money in a way I knew how, I offered pen and ink sketches of people’s hounds at a discounted rate with 100% of the proceeds going towards these projects in the Ukraine. I intended documenting the trip in my sketch book while over there and would report back in due course.
Setting up a facebook page called Drawing Dogs for Ukraine I made A5 pen and ink and watercolour artworks for a $50 donation.
I was overwhelmed with interest and sketched 104 dogs (and 3 cats that snuck in) in 20 days. This meant over $5000 raised to support the projects in the Ukraine!
enjoy the hounds of heaven!
p.s. I’m still happy to take orders for dogs (and cats too I suppose), but at the usual rates and not for the fundraiser.
contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
slideshow of some of the 104 dogs sketched....