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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Matthew and Me Painting No. 6 by LolaLynn

The "Matthew and Me" Turtle paintings from LolaLynn have been created by my 5 year-old grandson and myself. We started painting shortly after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but turtle rehabilitation continues. Matthew paints the background using water color paper, water color paints, straws and paper towels. I add the turtles and the finishing touches. So far we have sold 11 paintings and donated 50% to turtle rescue.

Our shop has been contributing to the EFA charity of the month and other animals causes promoted by members of our team since 2007. We sold last month's challenge entry and 50% was donated to the Audubon Nature Institute. A stash of jewelry has just been donated to Courageous Cats of Long Island for their summer fund raiser.


  1. Great work for the animals and what a beautiful painting!!

    Thanks so much for entering the challenge!:)

  2. I do love this series of paintings, especially since its a collaborative effort and because it helps our turtles too. Such a worthy cause !

  3. Wonderful joint effort and such a great way to teach a love for living things!

  4. I LOVE the idea that you and grandson do these together. Great way to get him to care about the earth at a young age! Very sweet!


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