Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I have always been drawn to beauty and gravitated toward art, music and words.

This character here, "mei", means beauty. I wrote this using traditional Chinese brush and ink. It is up for auction to help raise funds for a fellow kidlit writer, Bridget Zinn.

From the auction website:

This is Bridget. Three things happened to Bridget in February:
1. She got an agent for her young adult novel.
2. She got married.
3. She found out she had Stage Four colon cancer.

Some of her friends have banded together to organize an online auction. Authors have donated signed copies of their books or manuscript critiques. Artists and artisans have donated paintings, cards, and one-of-a-kind creations. Friends have donated vacations. Do go check out the auction site. Maybe you'll find something you need, and in the process, help someone out.

UPDATE on Thursday afternoon: I notice this item is not up at the website yet, but there are many other lovely items so keep checking back.

UPDATE on Friday morning: it's up! Here it is.


Solvang Sherrie said...

That's beautiful! I'll have to go over there and bid!

Yat-Yee said...

Thanks, Sherrie! It may take a while for it to appear on the auction website. I'll keep you updated.

Solvang Sherrie said...

The bids are up to $45 now for your painting! Do you have any more to sell?

Yat-Yee said...

Yes, but not of the same character right now. I have a couple of others. It's such a minuscule business that I haven't scanned my work in yet. Maybe I'll do it after my next big project, in a couple of months. If you're interested, I'll let you know when the scanned pieces are up. I also do commission work.