Pay Art Forward

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Raised by 7 people in 18 months
Hello, my name is David Gerbstadt. I am an artist.

I got a note from someone who donated money to me.

Hello David: I hope you are doing well. I have donated to you in the past and received 2 paintings, "You are Loved" and "Never Give Up"; both are very nice. I have a colleague who is based in the Netherlands. Her name is Wilma. Last year, she was hit by a car while on her bicycle, and the road to recovery has been very long. Surgery after surgery, and now, a few months ago, she had a stroke. Can you send me an inspiring painting and note that I will then send to her as a gift? I would appreciate that. Thanks, Jim

This request touched my heart... 

I was run over by a 14 wheeler while on my bicycle in on December 28, 2007.  I am still troubled with PTSD and pain from the accident.  Making art full time as an artist is a major force in my world that makes me happy and able to spread joy and love.  That and my rescue dogs.

Here is the painting I made for Wilma.
Acrylic on canvas.  16" x 20"

I thought of a way to "pay it forward" that would help  someone else, a non-profit company, or speacil group.

Your donation sends "Random art for a smile" 

Your donation to me has art mailed to someone you know who might need a little color in their world or encouragement.

OR I can mail art to a non-profit who can auction or sell the art.  

Here is how it works:

$1 - Gets 1 "Be Kind" button mailed anywhere you wish.
(90 different buttons available - 48 shown)
Have button mailed to a friend or someone you know.
OR mail buttons to a school, non-profit, etc.

$2 - Magnets for frig or anything metal.  They look like the ones above as buttons.

$10 - Gets you an original drawing mailed.

Sample of a orignal drawing.

Sample of a original drawing.

Sample of a original drawing.

$50+ Gets you a painting mailed where ever you wish.

Sample of painting.

Sample of painting

Sample of painting

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Hi everyone. It has been a long time since I have had to use this page. I use this page when I am short on my mortgage. For any donation I will sent you or someone you know a painting. Perhaps someone in hospital, or who could use some color in their world.
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Thank you Cynthia for 1st donation to "Pay Art Forward"
She wrote me a message on facebook how 1 button I sent her made a huge difference in someones life.

The guy that I gave one of the YOU ARE LOVED buttons a few months ago pinned his on the visor of his car. He has been going to cancer treatments and he has very little family. He thanks me every month when he comes in to pay his rent and said it makes him smile every time he sees it. Amazing how just a little thing can make sure a big difference.

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