I am adopting Timmi from the PGSPCA and will be bringing him home next week actually! After a couple of months of waiting (had to move to a new house and it's been a long process) I cannot wait to bring him to his forever-home where he will be an only child and very spoiled!
Timmi's foster mom Denise sent me the link and I absolutely love the picture. I was hoping you might be able to help me get my hands on it actually...I'd be willing to make a donation to the PGSPCA in exchange for it.
Thanks soooo much for the information! I would be happy to make an additional donation to the shelter on top of my adoption fee, though I don't have several hundred, but it's amazing of Liz to donate her beautiful work.
I literally fell in love with TImmi from the first time I saw his pictures on petfinder and it's been a long process to get everything in order but I can't wait to bring him home. Liz is indeed talented and one of my dog-loving coworkers wants to commission a portrait of her dog now too after I sent her the link.
You guys are really wonderful, and I hope that I can give back in the future, now that I'm aware of the project. I'm not a great painter or anything but I would love to try my hand at being part of the Art for the Animals project in some way, it's a great idea.
The Art for Animals project is simple. Make a portrait of an animal in your local shelter, or of an animal who's a part of a rescue operation, and donate the painting to the shelter or the rescue group.
That's it! The shelter or rescue group can do whatever it wants with the painting - or drawing or mixed media piece or whatever medium you choose.
Please submit jpgs at 72 dpi, a maximum of 600 px, or 8 inches across, and about 200K or less.
Your photographs should be sharp and free of glare. The best way to shoot them is to put your paintings in the shade, on a fairly sunny day, and shoot without a flash.
If you have photoshop, see R. Garriot's blog for tips on using photoshop to correct the colors and tones of your paintings.
Send your paintings to email@example.com, or to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to email@example.com and we will upload them to the blog.
Thank you for participating!
Sheila Tajima, Carrie Jacobson, Sandy Sandy
Letter for newspapers
Greetings! (Your name) here. I'm a local painter, participating in the Art for Animals project. I think the project might make a good story for your paper.
Here's how it works: Local painters paint portraits of animals in our shelters, and then give the paintings to the shelters. The shelters can do whatever they want with the paintings.
This is an unusual project because it is so direct. Typically, if artists donate to shelters or other charitable institutions, they give a percentage of their sales. I'm giving my paintings, free and clear.
The story would be inspiring, good news for your readers. There's plenty of art with it, too. Publication would help me connect with more artists in the area, and make the project more successful.
Paintings from participating artists may be seen at http://artforshelteranimals.blogspot.com.
I will call you in XX days to see if you're interested.