Sunday, February 20, 2011


When I saw the daily paintworks challenge this week I was not going to participate. My friends and family know I hate smoking and I just couldn't see myself painting a lighter. But then I remembered that after my father-in-law died, we were given many of the things he had collected over the years. He was a survivor of the depression and those people did not throw anything away. He was a heavy smoker and that and complications from diabetes took his life at 67. I have also lost other loved ones to smoking. Here is one of my father-in-laws lighters. Not a Zippo but a very old Ronson. I have put this painting on ebay starting at $25 with all proceeds going to the American Lung Assoc. and the shipping will be free. " Cough up" some money to help fight lung cancer please.


Kathy Cousart said...

I like your unzippo. I agree about the smoking part and think it is wonderful that you are donated the proceeds. Wonderful colors and like the highlights.
I thought the contest was to paint your version? Thought I read to have fun with it and get creative? You did good!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Dear Anita,
You are brave by taking part of this week project.
The idea to donate the money to the ALA is brilient.
Good luck my friend.
I love this 4 x 4 piece.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

very cool take on the challenge!