Be Nice & Do Good

The New Year is full of plat­i­tudes and eas­i­ly dis­missed res­o­lu­tions. High on hol­i­day sweets and deliri­ous from so much love and social inter­ac­tion, we vow to be bet­ter in every way in the upcom­ing year — to do more, to eat less, to speak up, to slow down, to expe­ri­ence more, to love bet­ter.

I am the worst. My list of res­o­lu­tions is as long as my arm (and if writ­ten there per­haps they would stick a lit­tle longer). But in the end, it real­ly only amounts to two things: Be Nice and Do Good

Lucky for us, my com­mu­ni­ty is full of peo­ple doing exact­ly that, and by giv­ing them a help­ing hand we can be one step clos­er to liv­ing our res­o­lu­tions this year.


So here’s the Deal:


  1. Every month I will select a piece of art­work to give away. (I still have some fab­u­lous pieces from pre­vi­ous series that deserve a great home.)
  2. I’ll intro­duce you to an orga­ni­za­tion that I love that is Doing Good.

  4. If you agree with me that their good work deserves your sup­port (or you just want a chance at the free art­work), I’ll make it super easy for you to donate to them.

  6. After you donate, email me the amount of your dona­tion and your name. I don’t care how much your dona­tion is. I’ll know that what­ev­er you give is your best effort giv­en your  cir­cum­stances. But I’d like to know the amount that you gave so we can see our pile of good grow­ing. (No need to send me proof, I believe that the plan­et would smite you for lying about this sort of thing.)

  8. At the end of the month I will ran­dom­ly select a name from the month’s con­trib­u­tors to receive the select­ed art­work. I’ll email the win­ner, ship the piece to them, and we will begin again.

You’ll get to meet some nice peo­ple. Their orga­ni­za­tions will get extra mon­ey in their cof­fers to con­tin­ue their good work. You get a chance to get some new art­work for your good deed. And I’ll clear both phys­i­cal and psy­chic space in my stu­dio to make new good work.

Sound good (and nice)?

Any ques­tions? Please don’t hes­i­tate to ask.

Visit January’s good work here!

Midwest Music Foundation

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