Ripple – IF Gulf Oil Spill special

You can help save the quiet victims of the latest black eye we’ve given Earth.

Here’s an extract of the email explaining:

Today we have a very special topic to announce. The topic is “Ripple”, suggested by Kelly Light. Kelly is making an effort to help with the Gulf oil spill. Please read below for the details on how you can contribute:

“It’s hard to make ripples in oil soaked water. But throw enough stones and you will!

It’s not about the politics or the corporation. It’s about the animals. It’s about not feeling helpless in the face of an overwhelming disaster. We’re illustrators. We don’t lose touch with that kid inside who marvels at the creatures who swim below and fly above the sea. We draw them. We are inspired by them. We need to help them.

The Ripple blog was started on the 45th day of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe. The oil spill in the Gulf is now over 50 days old with no sign of stopping. We may be too small as individuals to do some grand gesture- but together our small gestures can be grand.

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Ripple”  and I ask you to consider creating your work this week as a small 2.5″  x  3.5″ sketchcard. The subject should pertain somehow to the Gulf – the oil spill – the oceans and the creatures that live in it and around it. The cards can be submitted to as a jpeg along with your links and a few sentences about you (ie: where you live, etc).

These will be made available for a small donation of $10.00 to either The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ( or The International Bird Rescue Research Center ( I have no affiliation with them. Every penny will go. When the cards sell, We ask for a donation confirmation and you will be asked to sign the back with a thank you. Then mail them to the address you are sent. If we all do small acts together- we can cause a ripple- and it can grow. We can DO SOMETHING.  Thank you, thank you for checking this out and thinking about it.” ~ Kelly Light
Check out if you want to create a ripple.


About Susanna Porob

I love illustrating and illustrations. I enjoy seeing things from a child's perspective and giving children the eye-candy that draws them in
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12 Responses to Ripple – IF Gulf Oil Spill special

  1. Sally Taylor says:

    Susanna this is a great idea. Did you submit it to the ripple project?

  2. lovely! such a great idea.

  3. Mari says:

    can c…u really…started wit a refreshd…mind….really…seen….your..upload on the

  4. Leyla Torres says:

    Strong concept, Auch! Auch! It is a very painful bruise…

  5. jack foster says:

    Hey Susanna! Great idea! Love the way you brought it to life too. God bless you for giving of your time and talent for such a worthy cause. I had some catching up to do on your blog. I had a June 12 deadline to finish illustrating my latest book. I ended up going a couple days over. Oh well :o) So I haven’t been making my blog rounds as faithfully. I love the lions! The mane on the standing lion is incredible! .. and Mrs Buckworth ROCKS! Thanks for your kind and encouraging words.

  6. anil ks says:

    ..brilliant idea..and so lovely..

  7. hi there….really nice work you have done. Loved the take. Cute but impactfull. keep it up :).

  8. Thanks for all the sweetness, guys! Hope y’all are having a fiercely creative week. 🙂

  9. Wonderful twist!
    Very clever idea and so well rendered!!

  10. Della says:

    Great original idea! Love this one!

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