Custom Crayon Family Portrait for Japan


While designers are putting up poster after poster to help with Japan’s disaster recovery, still others are looking for creative ways to give. Artist Diem Chau, who you may remember as the talented crayon sculptor, just announced her own, unique way.

“I’d like to make a humble offering and raffle off a crayon family portrait for the Japanese Red Cross Society. The winner will get up to 3 crayons carved to their specifications. Ticket sales start now and will go until midnight PST on March 23rd. The winner will be announced on March 24th. I will use Random.org to pick the winner. I’m hoping for at least 200 tickets, but I won’t limit the number to 200. The more tickets I sell the more we can raise for Japan!”

Ticket Price: $10

Prize: A family portrait of carved crayons (up to 3 crayons)

Selection Process: When you pay for the ticket, Chau will email you with a number. A random winner will be picked via Random.org. She will post the results of the drawing on March 24th.

Donation Proceeds: 100% of all ticket sales will go the the Japanese Red Cross Society. Chau will pay for all fees and shipping costs.

If you’re interested in participating in the raffle, you can Paypal $10.00 to [email protected] Make your payment as “GIFT” and make a note “FOR JAPAN”. PLEASE DO NOT write anywhere on your payment the words “RAFFLE” or “LOTTERY”.

See Diem Chau’s blog for more details.



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