Rummaging through old sketchbooks (37)
Rummaging through old sketchbooks (38)

Big Painting Sale


   Sad Child

I'm trying to raise money for a family member in financial distress (due to medical costs and related complications) and I'm having a big half-price sale of paintings like the one above. Take a look at the paintings in my Etsy shop, and if you would like to buy any of them at half the price they are listed for on the Etsy page, write to me care of the Endicott Studio (endicottstudio [@] yahoo.com]. (I'm also open to offers . . . .) Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested. Thanks, dear friends and readers.

God, how I hate the U.S. medical system. It truly makes me grateful to be living in England, where it's not perfect, but so much better.

As of today there are five paintings left. . . .
 

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I wish your family member all the best. I live in the States, and I agree. The medical system here can be downright barbaric in some respects. I was watching one of the morning shows the other day, and they featured a segment on how to haggle for better prices on medical procedures. I kept thinking how incredibly pathetic it is to have a system where people are haggling for their healthcare in the same way you would haggle for a better price on a car. It just did not seem right and reminded me about how the American healthcare system really just comes down to the matter of money rather than well-being.

Dearest Terri: If folks can't afford (or, ehrm, don't have wallspace for) an oil painting, but want to help out with a small donation to the dear guy - who I know means a lot to you - is there a way to just send a PayPal donation or something?

You've been so generous with your donations to other people's causes - I just want to thank you again for the *ton* of fabulous stuff you donated to the Laurie J. Marks/Deb Mensinger auction in May, and the way you got the word out . . . . I know a lot of us would like to say Thanks in as many ways as we can.

Thanks, sweetie. Yes, I'm setting up a Paypal account and people can make donations there, or even send a check. They should just write me at the address above for details, since I don't want to list the address publicly.

He is a lovely guy -- one of those hard-working guys who takes care of everyone else, has looked after all the elderly in the family, and finds it incredibly hard to be in a position of needing help himself. Even now he worries more about the effect that possibly homelessness could have on his cat than on him. He worked hard all his life, paid his taxes on time, etc.etc., and this wasn't supposed to happen. (Welcome to health-care American style, where so many of us are just one big injury or illness away from disaster.) On the plus side, he has family and some very dear friends who love him -- and I'm grateful for the way the mythic arts community has been helping out too.

So yes, donations are welcome, even small amounts. Hey, five bucks will buy some cat food after all!

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