Dear friends: Like you, I watch in horror and disbelief as the unimaginable events continue to unfold in Japan. If you’ve been wondering what you can do to help... please let me direct you to Artists For Japan. This is a fundraising project headed up by five artists and art lovers on behalf of the many Seattle artists with connections to Japan. If you are an artist you can donate your work. If you are looking for a way to help you can purchase original works of art knowing that 100% of the proceeds will go to aid our friends in Japan. I have donated these two encaustic paintings along with a small gem painting. They will be available for purchase at Kobo at Higo in Seattle's International District. Please help if you are able. Thank you friends!