Buying art directly from Ukrainian kids for $3-$5 gives me some level of satisfaction.
I go on Etsy and type “Ukrainian art” or “Ukraine children art” and the whole bunch of shops pop up. The best part is that I can write a review after the purchase. This is great because I can express myself and wish them all I want.
The best part of this is that I buy directly rather than through charity.
Why is it good? Because it is personal.
A little person gets the money and he or she is very proud. It is not charity.
He or she earned the money. No one feels sorry for the kid. See the difference?
Why do I buy art from Ukrainian kids?
Because I was a kid once too.
I remember living by the hour. In childhood, this is exactly how you live. Everything is colored by the emotions of NOW.
And What if I could change five minutes or an hour of a girl or a boy in a way that he or she remembers?
Just think about it.
Below are the links to Etsy.
You can go to Etsy site and for $3-$10 make a difference in the way the young artist feels. I heard many times from my friends in Ukraine that emotional support is priceless for them.
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Thank you! God bless You! God bless Ukraine!
Here below are some of the art from Ukrainian kids that I purchased.
Maina Klima says
Thank you for this note. It means the world to me. I spend a lot of time on my blog and altogether trying to help the Ukrainian people through my charity Transparent Giving. It is a small organization – just family and I, but we try very hard. We are having a fundraising event on May 18th. I am sure we will have a lot of support. Please stay well, please. Okay?
Dear Marina, We are very pleased that my son and I got into your article, which resonates with me very much. Firstly, it is really true that emotional support is important for all of us now. I don’t “make money” here on Etsy, but I am so inspired and supported by correspondence and reviews from buyers and this is priceless!
As for children, I also completely agree with you! Every time I see kids on the street selling their arts, I always try to buy something from them. Since having a son I know how much it encourages them! You can’t imagine how happy my son was when I first told him that his work was bought on Etsy! He was so proud of himself)) and I him!
Once again, thank you so much for your support!
Warm wishes to you from Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine!