The Twitter Art Exhibit in NYC is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, where young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of goods.
The entire exhibition is carried out by an unpaid, volunteer corps of organizers and artists; there is no entry fee, and artists of all career levels are encouraged to take part, making it possible for emerging talent to appear alongside seasoned professionals. More information and how you can take part is here.
I used to work as a court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. I know how important foster families are and how badly we need to help the children in state care. It takes a lot before a foster family can form a new unit. Trust still needs to be established and that is a scary process. The fear that accompanies this can be directed inwards or outwards. But after a while, some fears need not become outbursts if met with kindness and understanding. That’s what the drawing is about. Two units trying to form a new one.
I am not a professional artist. I merely doodle but if my doodle can help then I will gladly take part. Here it is:
I used my beloved Sailor 1911 fountain pen with 14K nib using Jentle Ink in blue and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens 127, 146, 170, 174, and 247, on postcard paper.