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Day 136 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen Day 136 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen
Day 136 of my 366 daily art project! A lot more are on the way! Please read all about my project and charity below and in my journal.

I've always wanted to draw the northern lights! I have this huge fascination with them. ^.^

>>Created with pastels and Prismacolor colored pencils on 2.5x3.5 ACEO Strathmore 500 Series charcoal paper in black. About 1.5 hours.

:bulletred: See all my ACEO's in my gallery here: [link]





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♥ For every day of 2012, I will be drawing one ACEO sketch card. Every single one will be for sale - ALL proceeds to be donated to charity at the end of 2012.

My charity of choice is a local foundation called Alternatives to Violence, who is currently raising money to build a safehouse. This safehouse will provide a secure shelter to men, women and children who have recently escaped physical and sexual abuse.

With the safehouse, 312 individuals every year will receive crisis intervention, counseling, safety planning, advocacy and shelter.

Together, through art, we can help make a difference.

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If you love this piece and the safehouse project, you can see the card to purchase at Etsy for $11 + shipping: [link]
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to let you know that this gorgeous piece has been featured here: [link]!
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:iconm1-otherworldly:
M1-Otherworldly Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah yes, they're amazing, aren't they?
You have portrayed it beautifully.
Bravo! :)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww Thank you so much! :D
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:iconm1-otherworldly:
M1-Otherworldly Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! The northern lights are something I am currently working on capturing on the paper!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is gorgeous! You really captured the feeling of the northern lights at night.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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