Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For Sale: Portrait of Deny

For sale on our Etsy Site

I'm so excited to list another amazing portrait by Alexis. I'm thankful to have such a talented friend with a heart for the children in Haiti.

This drawing is incredible! This closeup of Deny will make an amazing addition to any art collection and will be a reminder of the hope and strength of the beautiful children in Haiti.

Deny was admitted into the Rescue Center on May 6, 2006. He was left outside of their gate and has been living there ever since. He had hydrocephalus and he had surgery in Haiti in Oct 2007. They put a shunt in to drain the water from his head and he is doing well now. Because of the care he received at the Rescue Center, he can walk, talk, and play like all the other children. Their guess is that he is about 4 years old. I think he has one of the sweetest little faces I have ever seen!

The picture is custom matted and will fit into a 22x28 frame.

Thank you for helping to bring hope to the children in Haiti!

$199.00 (shipping included)
* ALL proceeds go to help the Rescue Center in Haiti

Sunday, December 28, 2008

SOLD: Necklace

Thank you! :)

We are going to try listing things directly from the site for now to avoid ebay fees. Hopefully this will allow for us to start listing donated artwork in the very near future.
This is our first attempt, so I'm putting a scrabble tile necklace I made with a flag of Haiti, and whoever buys this can hold Haiti close to their heart.

*Remember all proceeds go to the RHRC to help the children!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


If you've been trying to find this beautiful picture on our Etsy Site...it's already sold!
We will have more of Alexis's beautiful work for sale very soon.

Thank you SO much for helping
the children at the Rescue Center!

Check out this AMAZING portrait by Alexis Studenberg. This is Rosena and she is a very special girl who has been living at the Real Hope For Haiti Rescue Center.
Despite the challenges that this beautiful girl has faced, her smile shows the joy and hope that children hold on to. You can't help but feel happy when you look at this face!

This original portrait is listed on the artistsforhope Etsy site.
ALL proceeds from this portrait go directly to help the children in Haiti.
Not only will you have this amazing portrait to remind you of the beauty of Haiti, you know that you made a difference in the lives of the children at the Rescue Center.
Could it get any better than that?

Thanks for giving children HOPE!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is Ebay the Answer?

12-16-08 UPDATE~ We're trying to find a solution so we can start posting donations. We may have to do an ebay site for a short time while coming up with a better idea...but we've had some great ideas come in and we're hoping it won't be long!

My friend Alexis and I have started an Etsy site in the meantime to sell her amazing portraits she has done of some of the children at the Rescue Center in Haiti. You MUST check it out!

Please let us know if you have any more great ideas!

We're busy trying to figure out where the best place to sell donations would be. We were hoping to use Etsy, because it's just a cool/happy/art- filled place to be....but their rules don't allow donated artwork to be sold from there. Bummer. So we're thinking ebay. Ebay isn't the best place for this because of the fees, but it also allows for lots of people who are searching for items to come across the things that are being sold. Kinda good~Kinda bad.

Our goal is to start ASAP getting our Non-Profit Status (which is a HECK of lot of work we're learning) and then we will be able to sell off of ebay without any fees being taken out. We obviously want ALL the money to go to the Rescue Center. Not to ebay! As great as ebay is and all, we're trying to help kids here! ;)

If anyone has a great idea about a better way to sell donations, please let us know. We're so excited and thankful for all the people who are interested in donating and the Rescue Center is SO excited to have artists who care about the kids there and want to help!

Please email me (Roberta) at artistsforhope@gmail.com or leave a comment with any questions or ideas you might have, or if you want to donate or help in some way. Thank you!!!