Thank you to Marie Rounsavell for putting together a blog devoted to collecting donations to raise funds for various charities supporting victims of the fires currently going on in Southern California. Take a look at her site and see if there is something you can do too.
I will be donating a Kokeshi that I painted. Look for it soon. THANKS!
Also, through Marie I found this useful site listing updates about the fires and donations needed, closures, happening, etc.
The green arrow shows where I am located and Subtext Gallery is about 1 1/2 miles away South East of me.
Thank you for the concern shown for San Diego County. Fortunately, the area I live has not been directly affected, but everywhere around you can feel the impact. The air smells like a campfire and I'm sure we will have days filled with ash.
300,000 people have been displaced and over 1000 homes destroyed. Thankfully we learned a lot from the Cedar fire 4 years ago and people have been evacuated very early, resulting in less casualties. We are not in the clear yet and hope that the Santa Anas don't cause new surprises.