Many of you will remember the feature and giveaway we ran for cigar artist Darrel Morris late last year. It was a very popular feature that garnered a lot of wonderful comments and participation. For those of you who might have missed it, Darrel Morris is an amazing artist who works in scrimshaw, which is engraving into bone or ivory. His drawings are remarkable in their detail and realism. They capture not only form, but texture, and most importantly, his love for cigars.
Darrel is in something of a jam. Six years ago, he and his wife lost their jobs in the recession. While they’re working again and finally starting to make ends meet, they’ve been served up a foreclosure notice on their home—despite their payments being current. They can still save their home, but they need to raise a ton of money fast to make it happen.
You can help out!
Darrel is holding another giveaway. His goal is to make 100 artwork sales. Entering is easy—you just go to his website (here's the link to the available works) and order something. At the time of writing, Darrel was approaching 20 sales. Or you can just spread the word about this contest, it will also help.
When he hits 100 sales, Darrel will select 10 random contestants to receive cigar bombs! Each package will include at least five premium cigars. If he goes over 100 sales, he will increase the number of bombs proportionally. We at Cigar Inspector will also send a 5-pack to one of the contestants to support Darrel's project, so this makes 11 bombs in total.
Darrel is a great guy and an amazing artist, and I know a lot of you here love his work. So please consider purchasing some beautiful art for your home and help Darrel save his. No matter what happens, you’ll get some great art, AND you’ll have a chance to win free cigars!