Sunrise Tree for Twitter Art Exhibit 2023

Good Morning – black ink and colored pencil, 7″ x 5″

Sent my 7″ x 5″ contribution off to Canada today. It is colored pencil and black ink on mixed media paper. It will benefit Urban Native Youth Association. UNYA has a philanthropic goal of $6 million to build the Native Youth Centre. Every contribution they receive will help them create a community of caring in support of Indigenous youth.

If you are in Vancouver, BC, or close enough to make a trip, here are the dates for the live TAE show at The Pipe Shop:

Opening Reception: June 24, 1-8 pm PDT
Exhibition Continues: June 25, 11 am-6 pm PDT

Please head to TAE’s RSVP page if you plan to attend either day.

Online Sale will be held Jun 26 – Jul 24, 2023, at

And no, I am not a sunrise person, so my knowledge of that time of the day is mostly theoretical. I was planning a sunset, but the drawing had its own idea, and I went with that. Arguments usually do not lead to a good result.

This year’s beneficiary of the Twitter Art Exhibit is Urban Native Youth Association.

We strive to empower Indigenous youth to make positive changes in their lives by offering a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities.

In everything we do here at UNYA, we take into account an understanding of trauma, aim to accept youth without judgment, and respect youth as experts in their own lives.

Magnolias for Twitter Art Exhibit 2021

Drawing of blossoming star magnolias. Flowers were done in white gel ink pen, branches and young leaves were done in black felt tip pen. Colored pencil was used for add pink to flowers, various greens to leaves, and earthy colors to branches. Background is a warm, slightly green shade of gray with visible small fiber parts in it.
Magnolia Melody ~ colored pencil and ink on toned gray paper, 12 x 16 cm

Got a word yesterday that my 12 x 16 cm drawing made it to the 10th Twitter Art Exhibit that this year is helping Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs.

The show was going to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC but is now in limbo due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I do hope that there still be an option to buy the cards online like in previous years, no matter what the fate of the live show. Then we still do good and all is as well as it can be.

Every volunteer who helped with the show is very much appreciated, as are many artists who sent in their little creations.

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Updated July 13th, 2021

My card for the Twitter Art Exhibit 2021 has been sold! The live one-day show happened later than originally placed, it happened the Cheltenham Racecourse and was a big success. There are still cards available at 100% of proceeds from TAE21 Postcards goes to The Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund – LINC. (