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Friday, January 15, 2010

Pink Feathers - Thoughts of a Haitian Artist

I purchased this handsome rooster at the International Folk Art Festival held in Santa Fe, NM this past July.

This handsome rooster with his pink feathers is the work of a paper maché artist in Jacmel, Haiti.

It's the work of artist Geslin Feller, who is part of a cooperative of 307 artisans in the city of Jacmel, in southern Haiti. The fall of 2008, Jacmel suffered a devastating hurricane. A recent email from the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market stated that Jacmel had sustained considerable damage in the recent earthquake.

With the recent devastation in Haiti, my thoughts have turned to several of the artist who were present at the International Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe this past summer.

My heart and thoughts go out to all those suffering with this devastating disaster.

Click here to read more about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market's relationship with the artists of Haiti and for a list of aid organizations who provide relief efforts including immediate care and medical services in Haiti.

To read my original post about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, click here.

Be sure to visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound where there is a list of others, all sharing more pink.


  1. Thank you for this great post about the Artists of Haiti. We pray that they are safe and know that the Human Spirit will endure through Art and the Faith, Hope and Charity of the World.

  2. How nice for you to weave into your message, bringing attention to the great artists of Haiti and the suffering going on there now. The rooster is incredible and my thoughts and prayers are with all the people there.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful post and introducing me to the creative artists of Haiti. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected!! xOxO Nerina

  4. Thank you for the recognition you have given the artists of Haiti. Enjoy Pink Saturday.

  5. Sarah that's a beautiful post. Buying artwork and other products from Haiti will also go a long way in helping them get back on their feet when the initial devastation has been cleared away and things return to a semblance of normality... Shall I do a PINK plank for you?

  6. ♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

    Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful! My goodness - so special☺

    I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

    Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

  7. This is wonderful Sarah, such beautiful works of art, the pinks are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, this is so neat! Cindy

  8. Thank you for this thoughtful post. This disaster is heart-wrenching. The rooster is beautiful. My prayers to the artist. Prayers to all.

  9. He's a beauty! Such talent amazes me. Sending good thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti.

  10. What a delightful pink find this rooster was and wonderful way to shed light on Haitian artists and the current needs of the people of Haiti in the wake of the recent earthquake. Timely post ...
    Hugs and blessings.

  11. That rooster is painted soooo LOVELY!!! Happy PINK Saturday!

  12. I love your rooster and let us pray for the victims of mother natures wrath. Happy Pink Saturday. Please come over for a visit, if you do, don’t forget to sign up on the post below to win a beautiful shabbylane give a way. Just leave a comment on shabbylane blog to enter. Char


  13. And it is such a beautiful work of art. And unique.

  14. It is a beautiful work of art and I pray for all the people of Haiti-good post!


  15. Sarah, thanks for your visit today and your kind words....and thanks especially for this post. I so appreciate how you used art to raise the concern for Haiti, and I am thrilled to know about the Folk Art Market. That's definitely going on my to do list. Thanks, Sarah.

  16. Hi Sarah,
    I love how you reminded us again of our friends in Haiti while participating in Pink Saturday...The colorful rooster is a wonderful work of art and I can see why you were drawn to it!
    Take care, Laura

  17. Our prayers are with teh people of Haiti.

    that rooster is absolutely amazing! I just stopped and stared for such a long time. truly a work of art.tq for sharing :)

  18. Hi Sarah!

    A wonderful and timely post! And a fun and beautiful piece of art in that rooster!

  19. I have a friend who is friends with some missionaries working in Haiti. So we are getting some on the ground reports. We do need to lift them in prayer and I heard today that Bush and Clinton are going to head up a relief team.
    Things like this just puts life in perspective real quickly.
    Standing united in prayer...

  20. Handsome rooster and what a talented artist. My heart grieves for the Haitians and we just need to pray for them...Christine

  21. Oh, Sarah! My heart is breaking for the people of Haiti...who had next to nothing already. How appropriate to see that glorious pink rooster as a reminder of them. Thanks for sharing him! I am catching up...loved the Van Gogh post! We walked in his footsteps in Arles...so much fun! The lamb looks wonderful! I love the staging of the paintings...so clever! I hope that you and your sweet family are all doing well!Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

  22. Sarah, what a unique and beautiful creation. You have such interesting and pretty treasures. And what an appropriate post to remind us of the horrors of this tragedy in Haiti. I cannot imagine the fear and sadness they are experiencing. laurie

  23. What a beautiful rooster! I have a thing for roosters in my kitchen! It's hard to see the devastation in Haiti especially when you can put a face to some of the people that are from there and have loved ones there. It is so painful to watch their suffering, yet I think to feel compassion we must see it in order to want to help them. I have been posting 1-800-Sal-Army on my facebook. Hopefully people will try and give even $5 or $10 to aid these poor people. Hope all is well with you Sarah and enjoy the rest of your weekend! Sherri : )

  24. Can you call a rooster beautiful???
    Because this one most certainly is.. just imagine, pink feathers on a rooster...just wonderful.
    Happy belated Pink Saturday..have a lovely week.


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