Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nate and 'Nother solution for raising funds...

Nate the Goat
7.75x7.75 inches oil on Art Board
Animal Place Sanctuary
Available for auction HERE

Animal Place Sanctuary is a wonderful place for animals rescued from slaughter or abuse. They are in the midst of a move to a bigger venue so I offered and they readily accepted me listing their Nate on ebay with all the profit going to their rescue organization. It may be a few dollars here and there for now because I am starting at a low start bid and I need to retain a portion of it to buy replacement materials and shipping and handling but I'm hoping it will catch on. This blog is like a huge and ongoing brainstorming session to keep finding ways to help all of God's creatures.

Oh and about Nate, here's what Animal Place wrote about him: Nate is about 2 years old. He was going to be shot and killed by his "owners". We immediately intervened, taking our trailer out to rescue him. He's now the top goat, being a total dorkwad with the other goats (especially over leaves).


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We've mentioned this before, but for those of you who don't usually read Art Calender magazine. Here is the article that Carrie submitted and was accepted by this prestigious publication. Thank you Carrie!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our First Ferret

Snickers. By Carol Lavoie, as a donation to Protectors of Animals in East Hartford, Conn.

The astonishingly prolific Carol Lavoie has sent us our first ferret. This little guy (gal?) is so adorable, I'd even contemplate adopting - and I am really not a big fan of ferrets. Still, the gesture in this painting, the shine in Snickers's eyes, and that adorable pink nose all enchant me.

What a wonderful painting, Carol! I think Protectors of Animals should give you some kind of medal.

- Carrie

Monday, September 7, 2009

Daisy!

Daisy. By Carol Lavoie, donated to Protectors of Animals in East Hartford, Conn.

Here's the final painting in the first batch by Carol Lavoie. I'm just loving these pieces! Daisy, I think, goes really nicely with Solo, by Kate Merriman, posted Sept. 28. I'd love to have these two, framed, hanging side by side.

Protectors of Animals is lucky, indeed, to have Carol making these donation.

Now, I need some help! I wrote a small article for Art Calendar, and I believe it has been in, but I can't find it. I'm not talking about the listing in the back, but a little piece, accompanied by a painting, explaining the project. If any of you have seen this, would you please let me know which edition and what page? (carrieBjacobson@gmail.com). I really feel like I'm losing my mind, a little. Thanks!

- Carrie

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An encore with Esther!

Esther
by Kate Merriman
18x18 original oil on canvas

This is Esther who resides at the Dreamtime Sanctuary in Elgin, Texas. With a name like "Dreamtime" I'm sure Esther is in 'hog heaven'. [Sorry I could not resist] Please visit Kate Merriman's blog and check out her other work. She has a wonderful portrait of Simon and I love a huge painting of a pair of socks she recently completed. Check it out here. Thank you again Kate!