Sunday, January 23, 2011

finally the finished piece...

wish. hope. believe!
i am so proud of this piece...especially knowing where it is going! thank you to mike and holly devenney (www.thebeatgoeson.org)
for giving me the opportunity to partake in such a wonderful cause for thier sweet little niece josie basta. as i have said before, she is waiting on a heart down at AI DuPont hospital. this piece is set be auctioned off for her cause.
along with the painting, the devenneys also asked me to design a logo for them that they could put on tshirts and other promotional materials for josie. below is the logo i designed. we knew we wanted the word "believe" to be a part of it as well as something kid-drawn. so, i came up with a simple but effective kid-drawn heart along with the word "believe" with a little star for the "i". AND it keeps with the theme of the painting!
i hope that this piece brings so much happiness and joy to the child whose mommy and/or daddy purchases it. and, above all, i wish, hope and believe that josie will get her new heart and she will be better than ever!:)

4 comments:

  1. thank you rafael! it's definitely a special piece!:)

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  2. Hi Nicole,

    The auction was held last night and the wish. hope. believe! piece went to a friend of Holly's from grade school. I think it would be tacky to say how much it went for but it was definitely one of the most sought after items of the evening. I was watching people who were coming up to see it on display before the auction and there weren't many dry eyes.

    Thanks again!

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  3. thank you so much mike (and holly) for letting me be a part of something so special! i hope it helps josie and her family. my heart and soul went into this entire piece more so than any other piece i have ever done. i am so happy that i could help:)

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