I am very proud to be writing about the amazingly talented Stina Jones, a fellow freelance artist and friend from the West Midlands, who has just completed a creative project where she drew a ‘daily doodle’ throughout 2010/11 and raise money for the homeless charity, Shelter.
Stina Jones created 365 doodles over the space of a year as part of an artistic endurance challenge to create unique artworks, while collecting donations and selling the pieces to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
Stina has already raised over £500 for the charity and is continuing her fundraising throughout 2011. You can follow her efforts or make a donation on her fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/DailyDoodle
Speaking of the project, Stina said: “I’d always loved the idea of art raising money and awareness for charities, and I’m always doodling and scribbling on scraps of paper. After reading an article about 365 day art projects, I had been inspired to set myself the challenge of creating 365 illustrations over 365 days as a way to develop my skill while raising money for one of my favourite charities.”
“Homelessness affects thousands of people every year and the UK has one of the highest levels of homelessness rates in Europe. It’s an issue that’s very close to my heart and I wanted to help support Shelter by raising as much money as possible for the cause.”
Daily Doodle has proved to be so popular that Stina has created her own Online Shop where people can view and buy Daily Doodle prints at affordable prices with all proceeds going to Shelter.
Stina added: “I’ve been overwhelmed with the response and encouragement I’ve received since the project launch. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support and helping me raise money for Shelter.”