Monday, September 07, 2009


Well the Boob-tiful Painting made £275 on Ebay on Saturday night. A fantastic result.
It will be going to live in Sheffield, in the home of Samantha who was the highest bidder.
I have discovered that Ebays messaging system just doesn't work at all-Samantha sent a message as soon as she had won and I never received the message -nor she mine. She finally managed to reach me tonight via Facebook.
Boob-tiful has its own group on facebook-kindly set up by one of the 'artists' Sandi and thats how she found out about the painting.
We have had a lovely chat together tonight via FB private chat thing!
There is a lot in the pipeline for the near future as well!
I have been asked on the artists forum if the idea can be copied by another couple of artists who though it was a brilliant idea- but after consulting with some of the ladies who are still taking part in the project selling cards/prints etc the overwhelming answer was a big NO--and this is the answer I gave to Lindi and Sue
After serious consideration and discussion with one or two of the ladies concerned, I dont feel it's a good idea to allow others to copy the idea or painting. There is an on-going fundraising campaign, selling cards, prints etc and if there were several similar paintings, then it would detract from the "uniqueness" of the project and reduce the saleabillity of the cards/prints etc.....100% of the proceeds of which, are going to the charity.
I hope you understand, it's nothing personal....and I do understand your desire to help.....thats why we set up the JustGiving page - so if you want to, you could make a contribution to the cause via the page - it's here:
Im sure both artists understand the reason behind the decision!
We made the front page of the Stratford Herald last Tuesday with the story and I had a call from a reporter asking about a follow up story today-like wise the local paper the Shropshire Star..
Now I have all the info from Samantha I can give them the go ahead to print it!

1 comment:

Daisybev said...

Diane, Thank you so much I am so happy that the picture reached that amount and congratulations to the lady who bought her..

as you have said should anyone else wish to get involved and donate there are still cards and our just giving page PLEASE give Generously it doesnt have to be £10 even but £1-£2 is perfect, just the price of a cup of coffee to help some one become aware and save another..
Thank you all
xx Daisy xx