Thanks again and I appreciate you all forever…
Kristin Arslan /// Marketing Team Leader
Most of you have iphones right? Most of you like my art too, right? Well, now you can protect your iphone with your favorite piece of mijumi art. I’ve hooked up with Redbubble to bring you my art on iphones, ipads, clothing, cards, framed prints, etc. They make unique gifts that can be used daily. Check out the latest available products in my portfolio at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mijumi and don’t forget to share with your friends
DONATED TO: PRUDENCE CRANDALL 5TH GRADE
Stop by Red Robin in Enfield tonight between 5pm – 8pm for your chance to score a mijumi original painting. Money raised will go to the Prudence Crandall 5th graders. Have a meal, win a painting and support a local school (the school I went to when I was in 5th grade)!
DONATED TO: WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION
One of the Whole Planet Foundation’s primary objectives is to increase awareness of global poverty among the general public and Whole Foods Market Team Members and customers. The Whole Planet Foundation believe’s that we are all inter-dependent and that increasing prosperity in international communities will contribute to peace and harmony across the planet. Through individual and collective action we can make a significant contribution to peace and prosperity.
DONATED TO: RELAY FOR LIFE
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so I’ve decided to help try and make difference by donating my art to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event: Relay For Life of Longwood on May 11, 2013. If you would like to help out click on the links below.
DONATED TO: AUTISM SPREAKS
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
DONATED TO: SEEDS FOR PEACE
“Seeds for Peace” is a non-profit organization providing vegetable and flower seeds, as well as garden tools, for war- and weather-ravaged people in many nations. This “hand-up” enables war-weary and storm-stricken people to feed themselves, to regain human dignity, and even to work peacefully beside those they once called “enemies”.
12″ x 24″ Mixed Media on Omega Bond
This is the 365th day of the year. This is the 365th piece of art I have posted. This is the 365th time I will write…
There have been ups and downs during this project just as in life. I’ve made things I love and others that might go into the fire pit. I’ve succeeded in my goal to create and post a piece of art everyday for one year. I have failed to raise all the money for a future art student. I still hope to donate most of the work throughout the course of next year. I will meet these goals in 2013.
I’m not sure what this project means in the grand scheme of things. There will not be a movie made about this like that lady from Julie & Julia. Nothing will be hanging in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This project will not be in any art history books. It will be a quiet accomplishment that most of the world will not ever find out about. And that… is okay. I didn’t do this for fame or recognition. I did this because I had to. All of these ideas were in my head and they needed to come out, just like when I was a little kid drawing at the dining room table. So I guess it just means what it always has… I am an artist. I am thankful for it.
Thank you… to everyone that has been a part of this small journey. To the fans that have liked, pinned and followed. To the new collectors that have purchased. To the Enfield Mall, Imagine Main Street in Manchester, Katrin of Dali Mamma Cafe and Annie of A Salon for letting me share your space. To everyone that donated supplies, passed along ideas and gave compliments. For the love and support. To my family and friends. To Nicole and Ozlyn. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
and now I bow out, but not for long…
12″ x 24″ Mixed Media on Omega Bond
This is not over. It is the end of a period of time. A time where young artists must die to become immortalized. A time where the fight between good and evil still lingers. Where motive-less killers prey on innocent minds to become a part of history. I’d much rather die having made 365 pieces of art with no recognition. I’d rather put Jimi Hendrix’s eyes over Charles Manson’s face and make him look a whole lot more friendly. Because I… still believe in good. Let love rule and there will be no more violence. Every end is a new beginning. Reasons unseen will come to light in future days. We are all creatures of love. WE ARE ALL CREATURES OF LOVE, but if we cannot find love in our own worlds… we go mad. I think I went a little mad this year. But not due to lack of love. Mad in a good way. People need to find their outlets in the world. I found my outlet at a very young age. It is amazing what can happen if you give a kid a box of crayons, a piece of paper and positive words. Stay positive, be good and try to see the goodness in others. We all have something inside to share. Find your outlet and let the electricity flow.
THIS IS THE END
24″ x 36″ Mixed Media on Metal
End of the day, end of the month, end of the year, end of this project. End… of this project. This is all starting to seem very unreal. Like I’m in this long running dream that won’t… end. But everything comes to an end and in the end, the end is the opportunity to start something new. Something new… that will eventually… end.
12″ x 24″ Mixed Media on Omega Bond
My name is Ozlyn Rayne. You can call me Oz, Ozzie, Ozer, Z, Little Monkey, Peanut, Sweets, Beautiful or just Ozlyn is fine too. I am a cultural revolutionary, even though I have no idea what that means. I will travel to far away lands and help people in need, once I am able to walk. I will show the world my talents,when I figure out what they are. I will be spontaneous, even though my parents might be hesitant. I will be open minded. I will be understanding, honest and loyal. I will not pass judgement on others and treat people with respect. I will be great. I know this, because my parents told me so.
8.5″ x 11″ Marker & Paint Pens on Paper
The land of Oz(lyn) is filled with colors and scribbles and life. Sometimes we catch her staring at one of my paintings. That is the greatest compliment I have ever received. To capture the mind of someone that is only days old with artwork inspired in part by them… full circle. When you get older I hope you stop and stare at everything. Take it all in and take none of it for granted. Add your touch to what moves you. Be inspired! I don’t want you to ever have to grow up, but when you do… I can’t wait to see your world. What will the land of Oz look like?