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 Hello, please download this artwork as  noncommercial use as wallpaper. We  hope that you will
  donate directly to one of the many agencies providing relief to famine victims the world over. Your donation is greatly
         appreciated. To download, just right click on the picture and then choose the 'save-as' option. Enjoy! Thank you.
These are jpg which you can convert to bmp. I'm going to make the bmp's available too in a zip file.

This bee was in my background, feasting on the flowers. image copyright M.Ford, 1998


Another view of another bee.

We grew several hundred lilies this year all around our house. copyright, 1998, M. Ford
 


Artists For Healing:
and against famine

You may have heard about  the Sudan famine and other famines. It's much worse than anyone predicted. 5000 people are starving each day. Because of the terrorist activities and the wars, our humanitarian aid is more needed than ever.  We can save the lives of innocent people. Time is precious; as artists we can help. We can help others whereever they are in the world. Any aid to any relief organization you are comfortable with is the goal: your art can contribute to this project.

Relief Organizations
The following organizations need your donations and/or time and volunteer help. They have been certified as bonafide organizations which directly work for famine relief. In addition, there are many agencies worldwide which aiding famine relief:

InterAction Relief Organizations
Doctors Without Borders
ADF.gov Aid to Developing Countries in Africa
Interaction Org
Interaction Org Relief Agencies
InterAction is the nation's largest coalition of relief, development and refugee agencies. 159 member organizations have headquarters in 24 states, and millions of supporters nationwide.
News about Relief Efforts: Relief Web

Artists Save Lives
We are working on a wallpaper project: a number of artists are converting artworks to windows wallpaper and including it for download as CAREWARE (if the recipients care, they do something to help the famine in  the world). As artists, we do what comes naturally; we continue to make great art and we donate a piece for inclusion in the wallpaper packs.

Please understand that we expect the downloaders to send donations or help directly to the relief organization of their choice. 

Windows Wallpaper
To donate your wallpaper, upload it in a zip file to YOUR site and provide a link on your web page.

  • Convert your piece to .bmp format, 800x600 pixels maximum.
  • For examples of small wallpaper, visit Scruffy Pup for inspiration.
  • Make a zip file and place it on your web site along with an url link in your web page: Include your url, your copyright info, ie, copyright notice in a txt file along with your wallpaper bmp file (inside the zip: bmp, your txt file, donation txt file). You may also include a txt file that lists relief organizations you feel comfortable with; be sure to include their address and information on how to send donations to them. We do not handle ANY money at all, so don't send us any. We want donations to go directly from the donator to the relief agency of their choice.
  • Send us an email and we'll publish your link and advertise it for you. We'll provide a web page to list all of the member's wallpaper links, along with descriptions for people to read before downloading. 
Contributing Artists
  • Samanthie's Famine Relief Page: This artist has created a magnificent "candle of hope and light" wallpaper.
  • Webpainter's Famine Relief page: This artist brings summer to your desktop: bees and flowers.
Got a great idea on how to organize this? Tell us -- we've never done this before and we need your expertise. cyber_art@bigfoot.com

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