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Tue Aug 9, 2011, 2:17 PM
Playful by steppeland

Dear Friends!

How many times do we say "It's a pleasure" when someone thanks us for a favour? What if you can do something for someone - or rather a lot for a lot of people - and it really is a pleasure?

The EL-SENSE group is doing a book to support an organisation that's helping the hungry men, women and children in East Africa. Sure, from a very material, practical point it's important to give money. Please do, if you haven't done so already. All little bits help. But, as you're not just people or citizens but also artists, there's more that you can do and should do. Take a stance. Evoke. Annoy. Provoke. Move. Plead. Create.
As an artist, however good or bad, you are more than your checkbook. Sure, the book will generate some money, but as a work of art consisting of other works of art, it will do more than just that. It's important that people are aware, and that they start thinking. That's really your job.
The group is still looking for artists who have art that will fit under the theme "Africa in our lives" and that can be included in the book. Don't take the theme too literal and chicken out saying "Oh, I don't have anything suitable." Africa can be a mood, a symbol, a rhythm, a state of mind. It's the cradle of mankind, it's ultimately where we all come from, no matter the colour of our skins. It's in all of us, for better or worse.

I just know you will think of something.

And it is a pleasure. It's something you can be really proud of.
Go! Go! Go! :

Image should at least be 2200 pix wide and high. Media: photography or collage. Submit your art in this directory For Africa el-sense.deviantart.com/favour… and you'll be contacted to send a high resolution file.

Contact encorine for further questions.

Some of the art in the gallery:

Remains of the Day by almcdermid Rain needed by scheinbar
In the Cage II by guille1701 In the Highlands of Zimbabwe by StephanePellennec
Dancers in the light by MissUmlaut
expression by baspunk


If you think this looks good, it will look even better in the book.
:beer::iconturbopokeplz:

  • Listening to: Anzhelika Varum - Yesli On Uydet
  • Reading: Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs
  • Watching: Top Gear
  • Eating: Buggles
  • Drinking: beer
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have a look through my stuff to see if there's anything appropriate :nod: Good luck with it :D
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
That would be great. :) Thanks!
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Im honored to participate.
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think you have a stunning picture, Guille, it will be real treasure in the book.
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:blush: Thank you so much Eric, youre so kind my friend
I hope it helps to this people.
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're welcome, and I hope the same!
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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encorine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
dear Eric, thank you so much for your help and your participation!
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're welcome, Corinne, I hope it will help. :)
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