Paul Wilson (8 Sep 2011)
"Bastrop Texas Community Burned & Gone"

these people can use our prayers
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Bastrop Texas Community Burned & Gone
Dearest friends & family, I do not know Carol personally, but I've followed her work for 3 years and she is very dear to me and the art community.  Maybe you will want to donate - that is NOT why I'm sending this.  It is just so horrifying and so possible to happen to ANY ONE OF US!!!!  The video is amazing.  Please check out the article that Karin has provided and watch the video.  This art community is very close and very protective of one another.  Just last year, one of our artists had a devastating stoke and you wouldn't believe the way the community rallied around her.  I'm relieved to say, she is back painting now!  Another artist's best friend was paralyzed in an auto accident and we get updates on her recovery.  It warms my heart to know that in this world, a group of like-minded "strangers" can form a community and care for and about one another.  See, sitting at a computer to make friends isn't all that bad! Ha! Ha!  Well, thanks for looking and I know we all can relate to this and say a prayer for Carol, her community and each other.

From: "A Painting Today"
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 8:36:34 AM
Subject: A Painting Today

A Painting Today

Help for our Good Friends

Posted: 05 Sep 2011 08:55 AM PDT
A shout-out to the artists community - Carol and David Marine and their son lost their home in a fire on Sunday. Their entire subdivision was wiped out, up to 300 homes. I hear they are all safe, that's great news.

A close family friend, Jennifer, has organized a fund to immediately assist Carol & David - please click here for the details and give what you can to help this family get back on their feet.

~ Thank you all