I met Jonathan and Amber Perrodin through The Little Craft Show (which I mentioned here, here, here, and here) and throughout our short friendship I have been grown to really appreciate them as artists, small business owners, and the project coordinators that they morph into to produce an event such as TLCS. But more than their artistic skill, business prowess, or production ability , I most appreciate the fact that they are just generally good people. And even as I type I realize that is such an inadequate description. To say that these are "good people" means that I really think that, if asked they would give me the last dollar in their collective pocket because they're givers and supporters and dreamers and doers and... well... good people.
And about 10 days ago, Jonathan had an accident in his wood shop. He is a woodworker in their Etsy shop Perrodin Supply. He deal with power tools all the time and occasionally when humans come into contact with power tools there are accidents. The accident last week amputated his index finger.
Think about it:
If you were a self-employed woodworker who gets most of your business from your woodworking and lost a finger in a woodworking accident, don't you think you would be a little... well... devastated?
I am devastated for them and I am not even them! (Physical pain, lost income, medical bills... groan!!)
So I'm helping... because "helping" is a lot better place to be than "devastated".
The (amazing!!) community around them is coming together for the Four Finger Fundraiser (pretty swanky name, right?!) Starting next Monday, the 11th, there will be an on-line pop-up shop with loads of donations from artists near and far and all the proceeds will go to help this lovely family. Though the shop doesn't go live for another week check out the preliminary offerings http://www.fourfingerfundraiser.bigcartel.com. And if you're exceptionally cool, you may want to check out and follow the Fundraiser on Twitter, Facebook, or the blog so you can be on of the first to know about all the new donation offerings and goodness.
Thank you for allowing me to help.