Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All In a Very Good Cause - Bid on 1st October

sudanese girl by enzie shahmiri
I have long bee an admirer of Enzie Shahmiri of World Market Portraits, she is one hell of an artist.
Now she has gone even further up in my estimation as she is auctioning her fabulous painting - Sudanese Girl on Ebay today - 30th September - 10th October.
Note that this is for a very good cause as all proceeds go to United Nations Benefiting the People of Darfur. I can think of no better cause.

A few words from Enzie Shahmiri:
This is a portrait of an actual Sudanese child as she was standing at one of the feeding centers in Darfur. The original photo was taken by an aid worker named Stephanie Zito who gave me permission to use it as a reference for this portrait. Her sad look captivated me from the moment I saw the photo and created the urge to make a difference. I hope that through the efforts of many we can make a sizable contribution to people who really could use our help.

On my web site I have also provided a direct link to the Donation page for UNHCR in case someone would like to make a smaller contribution.

Every little bit helps and we all can make a difference!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful piece and such a noble cause.

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Thank you so much Di for posting the fundraiser information. The auction has been posted and will run through the 10th of October. Details at my web site.

Here is some insiders information. This is a portrait of an actual Sudanese child as she was standing at one of the feeding centers in Darfur. The original photo was taken by an aid worker named Stephanie Zito who gave me permission to use it as a reference for this portrait. Her sad look captivated me from the moment I saw the photo and created the urge to make a difference. I hope that through the efforts of many we can make a sizable contribution to people who really could use our help.

On my web site I have also provided a direct link to the Donation page for UNHCR in case someone would like to make a smaller contribution.

Every little bit helps and we all can make a difference!

I will remain in your debt for your kindness in helping me with this project.

Fondly,
Enzie