I've been on the road for the past few weeks. Drove from my home in Connecticut out to Tubac, Arizona, to visit my dad and his wife. I also visited Ganado and Fort Defiance, Arizona, where I was born and spent my first few years.
I painted landscapes the entire way back. You can see my paintings and read about my trip at carriejacobson.blogspot.com
On my way, I handed out about 1,000 postcards for the Art for Shelter Animals project. I left them in galleries and coffee shops, hotels and animal shelters. I gave them to everyone I spoke with and anyone who looked at my paintings. I contacted television stations and newspapers across the country, and tried to drum up interest the entire way.
One place that really captured my interest was Old Friends, in Georgetown, Kentucky, just northeast of Lexington. It's a gorgeous, expansive farm where thoroughbred horses are brought to retire. Some have owners who pay for their keep, I believe, and others are rescued by the organization. The couple who run the place (I admit, I have forgotten their names) were wonderfully receptive to the project. For anyone who's interested in helping them, their website has a bunch of excellent photographs of the horses.
While I was away, our local paper published a story on me and on our the project. Here's the url: http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?
So far, it has not generated any interest or any art, I'm sorry to say. But I will keep pushing!