Two people involved in marathon, inspirational artistic efforts:
Six-year-old Jack Henderson
is offering to draw anything
in exchange for a donation to the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, which treats his little brother Noah for bronchiolitis.
Meanwhile, artist Patrick Joyce, aka The Incurable Optimist
, is trying to paint 100 portraits before motor neurone disease (also known as ALS) robs him of his abilities, and, ultimately, his life.
Their works include, respectively, A rubber duck riding a bike shooting lasers
, and Professor Stephen Hawking
Wee Jack launched his website just a week ago, hoping to raise £100 from family and friends for Edinburgh's Sick Kids Hospital
. But word spread rather quickly
, and he’s already received 306 drawing requests. He now hopes to raise at least £10,000
. Among the subjects already drawn are Dinosaur Diving into a Pool of Jelly
and the Sick Kids Hospital
itself (including his little brother Noah and various children with green faces, who are presumably the Sick Kids).
Meanwhile, artist and father of three Patrick Joyce is on a mission to paint 100 portraits
before motor neurone disease (aka ALS) robs him of his abilities and his life. His subjects are other “incurable optimists”, most of them fellow MND sufferers or those working to combat the disease. He is so far up to number 18 (the previously-mentioned Professor Stephen Hawking
He hopes to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association
and to encourage others to express their optimism every day.
An exhibition of his work
is currently touring the UK, but despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to go to the skateboard park