More practicing with digital colouring in. Tonight it’s Steve’s turn. x
That’s Mary Anne on the left. She’s a good friend of mine. She is an artist, an educator and a carer for her Mother. And she has cancer of the thyroid.
Despite the financial burden she has medical insurance but the world being what it is, the insurance company is refusing to pay for her cancer treatment because she has a history of thyroid problems, even though one doesn’t beget the other. As a result, and despite paying thousands over the years for medical insurance, she needed to find $16,400 as a deposit to have the vital surgery.
Her consultant raged at this, and the insurance company’s attitude and is performing the surgery himself next week. There are good people in the system.
However, the real problem isn’t really the surgery, crazy as it sounds. It’s the oncology after care, to ensure it doesn’t come back. It’s also the time. If she doesn’t get the surgery and attendant care there is real risk the cancer will spread and what is treatable right now, may become less and less so.
So, yep, this is a hand out plea. Mary Anne is not someone who asks for help, and she has lived on the bread line to afford health care and look after her equally poorly Mom for years. So we, her friends are asking, because we don’t see why she should suffer needlessly, especially when fate has dealt her such a cruel hand.
So. If you could give something, and I mean anything. The cost of a morning coffee maybe, you would be doing a beautiful person a great service, and making what is mostly a shitty world a better place.
If you can, please visit - https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/36d2/helpmaryannekickcancerpart2
If you want something for your money, and I don’t blame you, it’s a cutthroat world as I’ve just explained, hold your dough but follow the campaign because next month there will be a special auction to raise money and you can get your hands on limited edition prints, artworks and all types of other wonderful things. It’s being organised by among others Amelia, her friend on the right of the picture at the top.
Like the page on FB - https://www.facebook.com/HelpMaryAnneKickCancer
Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/marykixcancer
It’s a great cause, and friends such as illustrator David Litchfield and photographer Mark Wooldridge have supplied items you can buy at the auction.
I am readying something unique that will be sold with proceeds going to Mary Anne but sadly it won’t be ready in time for the auction.
You, we, shouldn’t have to pay. The insurance company should. But they aren’t. And the consequences of that bullshit are too hard to think about and not act upon.
Thanks for reading.
I can’t separate this album from my friend David, who co-wrote much of it and whose presence I feel all across it in his guitar lines and his backing vocals, sometimes way down in the mix.
I miss him. I miss seeing him everyday. I miss having his constant presence in my life now I live 300 miles away from him. I love him, even if he doesn’t Skype me. (I know he will read this).
It’s strange how music can have that effect. Now. Now when I listen to this lovely indie chamber pop record I will hear it in a different way, it will be a different experience. Completely. Wow.
Logged - Falmouth to Luton [9/5/13]
Favourite(s) - Photograph, Brother/Sister, A Woman In Love
Formats - CD
ha ha…..you little tinker Neil Fox :) Miss/Love you too goddamitt!!!! x
Work In Progress: Working on promo material for Big Giant original art Sale coming atcha soon….:D
More info soon.
Heres Bedford College’s End Year Exhibition poster again (without the typo this time…thanks Andrew Foster). Come along if you are in the area. x
Good afternoon. Here is the poster I designed for Bedford College’s Art & Design Degree Show that is coming up. It’s an adaption of an earlier drawing I did…Hope you can attend if you are in the area. : )
So…..I think it’s about time I started thinking about selling some of this original art stuff on-line. :)
Hi Tumblr. Wolf needs your help…..:D
I will forever be insanely jealous that you got to meet and spend time with this great man….
In June 2000 I stood in a beautiful North London hallway with my friend Justin. In front of us was an empty glass case.
We were quickly presented with some black cases by a gentle old man. One of the contents of these black cases had recently been removed from the glass case and prepared for…
A sketch of the fearsome Cyclops. A tribute to the great Mr Ray Harryhausen RIP :(
I used to watch Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans and as soon as they had finished try and draw the incredible monsters from memory. A lot of the drawings looked just like this one.
A true and proper inspiration. x