Artists on Etsy are donating portions and sometimes 100% of their sales to the relief aid effort for Japan. Included are seven such artists. I, too, will donate a portion of the percentage sold from each sale from this blog post to aid Japan.
Below is beautiful haiku written by Balqis Zarienisya which expresses sorrow, relief, and hope. Although not written for Japan, since the three haiku were written one month and one day after and prior to the devastation, the haiku conveys the sentiment I chose to honor Japan and her people; in hopes that they return stronger as a people and as a nation from the devastating loss they experienced during the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011.
Pain……by Balqis Zarienisya
A pain in saying,
The stone crashing on this heart,
Relief…..by Balqis Zarienisya
Green is to my eyes,
Calming the mind so turmoil,
Discarding the pain.
Future…..by Balqis Zarienisya
Million stars away,
A far far cry to be there,
Yet hope surging high.
To the people of Japan: Our hearts are with you.
100 Assorted Organic Soaps
- Relief Aid: 20%
The heart symbolizes the intertwining rhythms of life and love. Celebrate the union of your marriage or the birth of your child with heart shaped soap favors at your wedding or baby shower. Made from environmentally safe materials the fragrances include: aloe and honey, calendula, chocolate, clay, fien greek, red fruits, and rose
- Relief Aid: 100%
An elegant necklace inspired by the “natural beauty of butterflies,” the paintings of Gustav Klimt, and vintage brooches. Using textile, simulated leather and pink glass pearls, Lovisetto, designed and embellished each butterfly. A pink grosgrain ribbon ties in the back and the necklace measures 10 cm also equal to 3.9 inches deep from top to bottom.
- Relief Aid: 50%
The creative art of BarbarasBeautys speaks to the loss and courage of the Japanese people during their time of natural disasters. Symbolizing their loss, and drawing inspiration from the Japanese flag, BarbarasBeautys quilled a pair of stunning earrings with a “red circle in white field nested within three teardrops.” Each teardrop symbolizes one of the three disasters which occured on that life-changing day in March.
- Relief Aid: 20%
Wrap yourself in the warmth of a luxurious and heavyweight silk shawl. Designing with colorful turquoise and soft leaf green, Tisserande created a beautiful shawl with a pattern of alternating colored squares. Indian mulberry silk borders each side of the shawl. Fringed knots accentuates the overall design. For an iridescent appearance, iron wet after handwashing.
Kimono Scroll Pendant
- Relief Aid: 50%
Suspended from a wooden twig is an exquisite Japanese chiyogami washi paper kimono pendant. Constructed to the washi paper foundation is an I-Ching coin of good fortune. The kimono is an ensemble of gold, silver, and fuschia against an ebony background. Glass beads and gold wiring accentuate the design. Measures: 3 1/4″ x 2″
- Adjustable cord from 18″ to 24″
- Elemental protection: Glaze finish
- Included with purchase: A crane ornament
- Relief Aid: 25%
Designed especially for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, this elegant t-shirt is a collaborative work of art from a mother and daughter team. Uzura’s mother, who lives safely in another region of Japan, completed the beautiful calligraphy.
The lower half of the t-shirt, created by Uzura, is a depiction of the Matsushima Islands. In Japanese, Matsushima means Pine Islands. One of the three most scenic locations in Japan, Matsushima represents the beauty of Japan’s northeastern region which was devastated by the earthquake and the tsunami.
Little esSCENTials™ Pink Cheetah gDiaper Cake
- Relief Aid: 10%
A funtastic three-tiered gDiaper cake wrapped with a pink cheetah designer ribbon around 56 small sized gDiapers for new parents. With a whole lot of whimsy, this cake of gDiapers is environemtally friendly because the inserts are flushable. In the center of the cake is a gDiaper Starter Kit which includes the following:
- 2 little gPants
- 4 water-resistant snap-in liners
- Swishstick and hook for easy access
- Handy User’s Guide (H.U.G.)
- $2 gDiaper coupon for those late night diaper runs
- Measures: 18″ x 9″
Disclaimer: All photos and haiku are copyrighted to the artists and author and are not for public domain.
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