Alaina Ferguson wanted to do something art-related every day for a year, but she needed a motivation.
An artist and jewelry designer, Ferguson initiated the 366 Charity Project on Jan. 1, 2012, to do a daily drawing and give the proceeds to the future Alternatives to Violence safe house.”Using it as a fundraiser was the best way to do that,” the 23-year-old Loveland woman said.
Ferguson drew on 366 sketch cards that are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, or the size of a baseball card. The drawings are of landscapes, flowers, insects, animals, faces and objects, such as ballet slippers, a teapot and a guitar.
“They’re all pretty small, but it’s been a pretty big project throughout,” Ferguson said.
Sketching for Fundraising
Ferguson sold 325 of the drawings throughout 2012 and plans to sell the rest this year, when she’ll draw two to three a week, instead