12/15/11

Raffle Fundraiser


My dear artwife SparrowSalvage, without whose guidance I wouldn't even have a blog, much less this over-bloated sense of self, has been in a terrible and tragic car accident. She is going on her 3rd week in the hospital recovering from injuries. Her mother, with whom she lived, did not survive. She has a tough-as-nails attitude though and is just focusing on healing. On the plus side, she is lucky enough to live in Australia so she won't end up homeless for having the gall to survive a horrific crash. But we all know that a few weeks without working means no cash flow.


SO! I'd like to raffle off one of my pieces to raise some moo-la for her in case she wants to eat at some point, or some other such indulgence.

The tickets will be $4, and you get a free ticket if you comment with a link to where you blogged, tweeted, or facebooked about this, and provided a link back here for your various minions. Can you tweet a link? Who knows, I just blog because it's the only one of the 3 that allows you to make your space all purdy.
For all you gals who are broke-ish but want to do something- spreading the word to the etsy community would be better than gold. Though if you want to send some gold, you know, I won't refuse it.



This dainty choker has a strand of vintage nacre rosary beads, a strange little key, French art nouveau coin and a citrine sterling-dipped dangle which are all from Uruguay. The scrap of fabric was sent to me by Sparrow herself. It's adjustable from 18-20.5 inches.

Click this donate button or the one on the upper left sidebar to buy tickets. Please remember to donate in multiples of $4!






79 comments:

beadybaby said...

Here ya go...hope it helps! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cindys-Wicked-Good-Beadz/98768272635

dinnaforget said...

It's a very nice thing that you're doing.

Spirited Earth said...

decloaking..what is the term for unlurking..anyway..
i'm so sorry to read about Sparrows terrible accident.
thanks for doing this for her..

happyfallout said...

I was very sad upon hearing this.

Linked at the forums: http://forums.regretsy.com/topic.php?id=14961&replies=1#post-320662

Pretty Things said...

Donated. Going to Facebook.

mairedodd said...

donated and blogged about this... thank you for letting us know...

Sidereal Day said...

I am very sorry to hear about her accident, she had been on my mind lately because I noticed she hadn't been posting on her blog for a while.
Thank you for letting us know, and putting together this raffle/fundraiser.

Sally said...

thank you for such a kind and thoughtful gesture. it's a reminder that such a tragedy could happen to any one of us. sending healing energies to sparrow.

missficklemedia.com said...

Donated, spreading the word now. Please send her my love and comfort, Fancy.

vonna said...

I donated what I could.. Many Blessings...

Deryn Mentock said...

Poor sweet Sparrow...praying....

Jenny said...

How long will you accept donations? I am so very sorry to hear about this.

Lorelei Eurto said...

OH MY GOD!!! That's awful! I hope she recovers quickly! I really like her and this is just so sad. I donated. gonna go twitter and facebook the hell out of your post. thanks for letting us know.

Regina said...

Sending funds and prayers.. thank you, you are a wonderful friend.

Janet said...

I have followed & adored Sparrow Salvage's work via Etsy & her blog. I am very sad to hear this. Donating & sharing on my FB page.
Janet @ pinkpoppystudio.etsy.com

Cillaw said...

Just Donated. What a terrible story but I too am glad she is in Australia for the medical care she needs. Get Well Soon and let her know we are thinking of her. If I win please give her the necklace.
Thanks,
Cilla

Patti Van said...

Just donated - so sorry for her loss and praying for a speedy recovery!. Will post to facebook now!

fancylinda said...

Thank you for being so thoughtful as to set up this fundraiser. I donated earlier, and I have just blogged about it here - http://www.fancylinda.com/2011/12/please-help.html . My sympathies to Sparrow!

K Marie Designz said...

Passing on the love....http://kmariedesignz.blogspot.com/2011/12/fanciful-devices-raffle-fundraiser.html

jelveh Designs said...

Donated and shared on facebook on my wall, found out about it through Lori Anderson's post on face book...you are very nice to do this for her and good luck to her...
Jelveh
Peace
https://www.facebook.com/Jelvehdesigns

Janet said...

Feel just awful for Sparrow. Knowing that you are doing this for her and that so many others care about her will surely help her recovery be a bit easier. How kind of you to support her in this way.

sarjeantandco said...

It's so strange--I follow both your blogs and was wondering why Sparrow hadn't posted in awhile since she seemed to be a very prolific blogger from what I could tell. This explains it. My thoughts and prayers are with her. I will donate and spread the word with my Etsy friends.

Gardanne said...

Sweet sparrow I found her through your blog, she is always so generous. Now its our turn. Thanks for supporting your artwife, everyone could use one of those.

Jackie said...

I will donate. Oh what sad news, I'm so sorry for Sparrow's loss. I wish her a speedy recovery from her injuries. Thanks Fanci, I too would like this awesome necklace given to Sparrow if I win. Hugs and love to you and Sparrow.
...Jackie xo

TesoriTrovati said...

Thank you, Miss Marina, for sharing your lovely soul and for helping us to get involved. Prayers to Miss Sparrow Salvage as she heals from this accident in more ways than one.
"Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day." This is another case of finding 'something good'. The good hearts of all these fine folk willing to help is a definite 'something good'.
Enjoy the day.
Erin

TesoriTrovati said...

Okay. Apparently, I can't read. Or it is late. And multiples of $4 is suspiciously like math. So I went back and donated more to make my total between the two donations equal multiples of $4!!! Sorry to be so daft...

Enjoy the day.
Erin

Riki Schumacher said...

Good luck on the donations,thank you. Riki

Riki Schumacher said...

Good luck on the donations,thank you. Riki

stregata said...

thanks for the heads up on this, Fanci. I am devastated...

Kathy Barrick said...

I'm happy to donate and so glad you did this. My thoughts are with Sparrow at this tragic time.

Corvid Delights said...

Thank you fanci for doing this, your generosity as always is humbling and inspiring. You are the best of us. Shared this on my blog and facebook, and sent my donation to Sparrow.

amth13 said...

Such terrible news and especially at this time of year. My thoughts and prayers are with her. Will donate, fb and spread the word.

Louise said...

Oh my goodness when i read this my stomach went through the floor. I have long been a fan of her work, we are connected on blogs and Flickr and i almost feel like she's a friend. This is absolutely so tragic. I have facebooked this. What you are doing is so lovely. xx

happyfallout said...

I don't have any cash, but am donating a necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88785346/fundraiser-for-sparrow-salvage

all the cost of it will go towards her.

Sandra said...

So sorry hear about this, and reading this caused a very disturbing deja vu because of the parallels. See, there's this person whom *I* would refer to as my artwife, she's living in TX with her mom. And both of them have been in a car accident very recently. The car's wrecked, but both of them are fine. But it could have ended differently.

I tweeted about this (yes, you totally can tweet links), and will keep doing so. I do not do that "facebook" thing. No need to include me into the raffle.

Petra Carpreau said...

Oh God, this is such a shock, but thank you for letting us know, Fanci. The raffle is a great idea, and I really think the necklace should rightfully go to Sparrow. I'll donate as much as I can, and spread the word in all my places.
You're the best kind of friend, and this is a lovely thing to do.

xxxxxxxxxxx

steufel said...

oh my, that is terrible. i donated and thanks for doing it!

Hopemore Studio said...

One of my favorite pieces was made by Sparrow's hands. She will be in my thoughts. Spreading the word...
~Angie

B. R. Kuhlman said...

This is so awful! I was recently in a car accident with my mother as well, so I definitely feel for Sparrow. It wasn't nearly as horrific, but wow.

I've posted a link to Facebook which then auto-posts to Twitter. I hope she recovers swiftly, and that you manage to secure enough funds for her to do whatever she needs.

http://www.facebook.com/mixedmayhemstudios

Anonymous said...

http://fancifuldevices.blogspot.com/2011/12/raffle-fundraiser_15.html

NuminosityBeads said...

I forgot to leave a comment yesterday. Thanks so much for doing this. The news blows me away. I can't imagine.
xoxo Kim

sharon said...

So wonderful you are doing this, thank you. Just donated. Sending prayers.

shel said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. I'm sending out positive thoughts, prayers and healing vibes!

also fb'd it and tweeted, too!!

Alice said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I just donated. Thank you for doing this for Sparrow.

How can we get a card to her?

Melissa Manley said...

So sorry to hear about Sparrow and thank you for doing this. Sending reiki.

DebRubin said...

I admire her artistry and yours.
I donated some money to the fund.
Shared on Facebook and my blog page.
Good luck.

La Fileuse said...

You're definitively the arthusband everybody would wish for. You're obviously in a deep relationship with her and I'm admiring.
Sparrow made a beautiful necklace for me and I follow her and your blog since then.
I'm sending warm feelings for her. Donated too, of course.

SoCharmed said...

I've purchased the lovely necklace from HappyFallout, so together we have made a donation to Sparrow. I am so sorry for her loss and the pain she's suffering. With love, Jodi

ensourdine said...

Thank you so much Fanci for doing this. Without your mentioning I'd not have known about Sparrow's suffering except for that I'd noticed her recent absence on internet. I sincerely wish that she will successfully reconcile such mental and physical pain as soon as possible. I'd donated a meagre amount via your link.

Jackie said...

Donated what I could and added a link to my facebook page. Fanci, this is such a wonderful idea to help out our wounded Sparrow. Sending sincere condolences and healing wishes her way.

Hope Amen said...

I have donated, and am praying. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

Jean A. Wells said...

My thoughts and prayers go with Sparrow. Donated.....

/alien Beader said...

I have posted to my FB account. And I love you all for helping an artist in need.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001210880942

Jean A. Wells said...

Posted on my blog at http://www.jeanawells.blogspot.com

dinnaforget said...

Just dropping a note to let you know I posted a link on my Facebook wall.https://www.facebook.com/dinnaforget?ref=tn_tnmn

Thanks again for doing this, Marina.

sophie watkins said...

I found out the info from jeanawells blog and donated as well! Life is short and it is nice to do something for someone that you do not know but have empathy for her situation! Being in the nursing field for so many years I developed a tough skin but never lost compassion for those in hardship! Cheers!

Quimera Designs said...

Sending Sparrow good thoughts, and you too for doing this. Entered the raffle today. Hope to hear good news soon.

Lesley said...

I've donated - thanks for making us aware.

/alien Beader said...

Oops, after donating forgot to post the other link. I hope much much love is collected.

http://alienbeadings.blogspot.com/2011/12/about-making-connections.html

Christine said...

My thoughts and prayers go to Sparrow, may she feel energy and strength through all who care about her.
Donated

Jean A. Wells said...

Just posted a link in my facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/jean#!/pages/Jean-A-Wells-Handcrafted-Artisan-Jewelry/200195113401272

Jenny said...

I just donated, but please do not enter me in the raffle. My state has stupid laws about raffles, and it's not worth the trouble it could cause. The only thing that's important to me is to get some funds to Sparrow to help her weather this storm. I hope that knowing some people she's never heard of, halfway around the world, would care enough to do this for her, will help her feel better. If so, then mission accomplished.

Marti C. said...

So sorry to hear this, made a donation and will facebook and tweet your message. Please give Sparrow our love and tell her she is in our prayers...Marti C.

Leslie Todd said...

I posted on facebook too. This is a really nice thing for your to do. I'm putting Sparrow on my prayer list.

Leslie Todd said...

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557781622 and I tweeted on lctodd and nostoneunstrung.

Brittany said...

Thank you so much for making us aware of this and for helping. I've posted about it on Facebook, at twitter (britas), and on tumblr (leanan-sidhe). Going to donate now, I wish I could do more <3

Diana said...

I am so saddened to hear about Sparrow--I love her work and wonderful spirit so much. She's in my thoughts with wishes for healing and peace. Please let her know how much she is loved, appreciated and missed. Will spread the word where I can and donate. XOX

Quimera Designs said...

Gosh, just to clear on my previous comment: I hope to hear good news soon about Sparrow, not the raffle, not worried in the slightest about that. Please keep us posted on her progress.

Kirsten said...

Tweeted, facebooked. I've long enjoyed SparrowSalvage on Etsy. Sending warm and healing thoughts to you both.

~Kirsten/ArabesqueAromas

lunedreams said...

donated! off to post a link on my blog, FB it and tweet. sparrow's loss breaks my heart. sending healing thoughts her way!

Janet Bocciardi said...

So sorry to hear this... warm wishes for healing and sympathy. Donated... off to tweet. So sweet of you to do this for her - especially at this time of year with everything else going on.

Skye said...

shared it on fb - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000478634188

plus bought some tickets :)

I'll blog about this later as well. You are a fabulous friend for organizing this!

Skye said...

I blogged about this as well -> http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com/2011/12/help-fellow-artist-and-enter-to-win.html


best of luck with this endeavor and best wishes, thoughts and prayers to Sparrow.

E Makes Art said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Sparrow and her mom. So sad! My prayers are with her for a complete recovery. I just donated a little but I don't need to enter the raffle. Take care. It's a nice thing you're doing here.

xoEsther

Heidi said...

Bought a ticket and I linked to this page on my Facebook bus. page: http://www.facebook.com/expostfactojewelry

maryharding said...

Healing thoughts sent with my donation to Sparrow.

Jo Archer said...

Hi Marina, I've only just got back to blogland after a long absence, so missed the raffle.

Such tragic news about Pen and her mum. I met them both when they came to London last year and Bobby was lovely. It's bloody heartbreaking.

Can we still donate even though the raffle has been drawn?

Jordan Stultz said...

I just read about this. I feel bad about not being able to give more. She truly is a sweet person. I'm so sorry about all of this.

Loefflermyqz said...

Feel just awful for Sparrow. Knowing that you are doing this for her and that so many others care about her will surely help her recovery be a bit easier. How kind of you to support her in this way.