Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Marco Mickys, Into the Wind, Daily Painting by JoAnn Sanborn

Into the Wind, today's daily painting, will most likely be my donation to the Marco Island Mickys Program. The Mickys are a youth sailing program, sponsored by the City of Marco and supported by the Marco Island Yacht Club and other island organizations. I've donated a small painting to the fund-raising auction held for the Mickys as part of the Yacht Club's Fall Regatta since it's inception in 2004.

The Mickys program held their first regatta earlier this year and you can read about it here. It's great to see kids learning to sail safely on our waters, and the little sailboats bobbing on the water is a cheering sight for all to enjoy. Sailing builds confidence and self-reliance in children, as well as being a healthy outdoor activity. Now some larger boats need to be purchased because the program's earlier participants are growing up and will need some larger boats in order to continue to learn.

As an artist we're often asked to donate paintings to various causes. We certainly can't give a painting every time we're asked, but we can choose organizations that we'd like to support. I really like the Mickys!

Into the Wind
7" x 5"


Anonymous said...

Great painting for a great cause.


Anonymous said...

Love your painting, the colors are lovely and it has a nice feeling about it. Life! Joanne

Anonymous said...

Loved the painting, the colors are great and the painting has feeling to me. I want to be on one of the boats. Joanne

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Hi, Kathy. Yes, it is a good cause and one I enjoy supporting. Hope you'll go to the auction!

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Me, too, Joanne. Just the thing for a breezy day!

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