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This Month: May 2022

"In the beginning, you were a choice between my good and bad decision."

~ song by

Wayne Walsh

as long as space endures,

as long as there are living beings,

may i too remain

to dispel the miseries of the world.

~Shantideva's prayer

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month I'm bringing the awareness light to two issues, suicide prevention and support for suicide survivors. When the tragedy of someone you are close to dies from suicide it can be more lonely, isolating and confusing trying to navigate life with a new hole in ones heart. The original painting of "The Man The Legend" was done while someone I was close to was still alive. When he saw this painting as it was he said, "I really like it." I said, "it's not done yet." "I like it just as it is now." After that exchange I didn't know how to proceed to work on the painting, and then a year later he was dead from suicide. The painting stayed as was, finished in its unfinished state, just like his life. 

Proceeds from sales of the limited edition prints of "The Man The Legend" will be donated to S.A.V.E. suicide awareness voices of education a local organization with national reach for the prevention of suicide and support for those touched by suicide, and VIP members get a 15% discount!

It's easy to feel helpless regarding crisis, especially when you don't feel a direct effect. In a way we feel trapped inside a room filled with noise, worry and fear. Whether a crisis is far away or within our immediate environment we need to find "the door" in the room. Contributing to the noise in the room is easy, finding the door to move forward is often a challenge. Finding "the door" doesn't mean running away from the crisis, it means leaving the noise behind in order to move forward with possibility to contribute to solutions. I can offer a monthly trade, you get limited edition art for yourself and/or a gift for someone else and contribute towards wholehearted solutions. This month's limited edition discount print is "Resilience".

What's a "Limited Edition Print"?

A Limited Edition Print means that it is archival for 100+ years, and only a limited number are ever produced. They come numbered, signed, and include a COA (certificate of authenticity). Each of my limited edition prints are in a series of 100. Once they're gone there are no more limited edition made.

But Amber, you have "Open Edition Prints" too, how are they different?

Open Edition simply means the image can be reproduced in potentially many sizes and on a variety of surfaces. However, they do not come with a COA, and in years to come really won't hold any value beyond personal emotion. I call them "bathroom pictures". You may want to dress up your bathroom, or the wall behind your stove or kitchen sink. Anything you hang in those areas are subject to extreme humidity, water, heat, fire, oil splashes... other types of splashes... Basically, put open edition artwork in your bathroom and work areas of your kitchen. Keep original and limited edition artwork for places away from imminent deterioration and destruction.