Announcement Original artwork, hand drawn by an independent artist + a selection of products inspired by the artwork, with 25% of all proceeds going to three great charities: 826 National, The Schoerke Foundation, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Original artwork, hand drawn by an independent artist + a selection of products inspired by the artwork, with 25% of all proceeds going to three great charities: 826 National, The Schoerke Foundation, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Adam Antflick on Mar 16, 2014
awesome piece of art!
Anonymous on Mar 22, 2013
really really really awesome work. even better in person. the gentleman at the frame shop wanted to steal it for himself! thank you ;)
366 Drawings for Good
The Aldas Project started as a year-long project that began on January 1, 2012. "Aldas" (pronounced ull-dosh), is the Hungarian word for "blessing". The idea for this project was two-fold - a personal challenge to create an original drawing every day, for a year; and to raise money for three of Kristy's favorite non-profit organizations: 826 National, The Schoerke Foundation, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The project was very successful that first year, and lives on today. I continue to create and sell affordable and accessible original artwork, made of archival materials, and continue to give 25% of each sale to the buyer's choice of the three charities. Additionally I am pleased to now offer a small selection of products inspired by the original artwork, also with proceeds going to charity. There are no additional fees of any kind, including shipping.
Yes, there are many artists out there selling their wares. However, what sets Aldas apart is the level of time and detail put into each piece. These are not sketches, drawing exercises, or prints, but stand alone pieces of art that have hours of time poured into each one. Additionally, the price point for each piece is set very reasonably between $25 and $200 because I believe that high quality, original artwork should be accessible to everyone.
Owner, Maker, Artist
Growing up in the Rustbelt of the Midwest, I developed a love for hard work, materials and objects, and romanticized landscapes. I currently live in Philadelphia with my glass artist husband, and our dogs, three very silly Chinese Cresteds.
A project of visual artist and designer, Kristy Modarelli, "Aldas" (pronounced ull-dosh), is the Hungarian word for "blessing". The idea for this project is two-fold - create affordable, original artwork accessible to everyone; and raise money for three of Kristy's favorite non-profit organizations: 826 National, The Schoerke Foundation, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation. 25% of every sale goes to the buyer's choice of the three charities. There are no additional fees of any kind, and shipping is always free within the US, and below actual price for international customers.
To select your charity during check-out, please write either the number (1,2,or 3) or the name of the charity in the notes field.
#1: 826 National
#2: The Schoerke Foundation
#3: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
If you do not name an organization, the 25% will be split evenly among the three.
You can find all of the drawings (including those already sold) and follow the project at www.thealdasproject.com.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
All items ship within 3 days of purchase (most ship next day). Items being shipped domestically and internationally will ship via USPS Priority Mail.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Decorating a whole house or office? Convo me to get a special price on a quantity order (more than 3 items), or to discuss custom work.
>>>About the Charities
While there are a multitude of worthy charities out there, these three are a few of Kristy's favorites. All three are registered non-profits with highly dedicated staff and volunteers who truly believe in their missions, and work harder than most to make this world a better place. If you too find a connection with the work these organizations do, please consider donating additional monies through their individual websites.
Founded in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari, 826 National is a network of non-profit tutoring centers located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Through a variety of inventive programs, 826 centers provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to improve their writing skills and learn to be creative and excited about writing. This is done through after-school tutoring, field trips, in-school projects, the annual Young Authors' Boook Project, student publishing, workshops, and scholarships. To learn more, visit www.826national.org.
>The Schoerke Foundation:
Changing lives in Ghana and the US through education. The Philadelphia-based Foundation believes that every child, irrespective of where they live, deserves an education that prepares them to make positive contributions to their communities. Through their partner schools in Ghana, Heritage Academy, they support high quality, progressive education on a local, on-the-ground level that delivers stunning and unprecedented success. Learn more by visiting www.schoerkefoundation.org.
>Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is "to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species,"using innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and interfere with illegal activities on the high seas. For more information about specific campaigns, please visit www.seashepherd.org.