Art by Olek.
Art lovers, I am afraid I have some bad news! I received an email from our favorite crochet artist, Olek and she’s been detained in London. She forwarded the following statement issued by her legal counsel in the UK:
She has now been fortunate enough to be referred on to an appropriate lawyer to defend her against these entirely false allegations, but effective legal representation in cases like this comes at a cost. Today, she needs your help to assist her to get through this terrible and unfair ordeal. At the moment she is facing serious charges with a risk of custody if she is not represented properly and able to expose the untruths and falsehoods in the allegations made against her.
Can you help?
What can you do to help? Olek has set up the website www.olekappeal.com to accept any charitable donations. If only every person who has ever enjoyed her art donates $1, Olek will be able to pay for these legal fees that she is faced with. To sweeten the pot, by donating money, you can get some limited edition art from Olek. Please spread the word and donate whatever you can, no matter how small.
We’re rooting for you Olek and we wish you a fast and speedy return to New York!
Watch this space for updates as they are available.