"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Humane Society Fundraiser

I haven't been able to post about our loss yet, but our dear sweet Sophie Cat has moved on into the great kitty beyond.  It has been two long, painful months since Sophie died.  We still miss her so very much.  One day we'll be able to open our hearts to another kitty, but not quite yet.  I'll post a tribute to our special kitty one day soon...in the meantime, please hug your furry friends for me, OK? 

And that brings me to this bracelet I made...

A little while ago, I was reading through blogs I like & on Jeanette Janson's blog I saw a call for artists to create animal related pieces to donate to a sale being held to benefit the Humane Society.  Being an animal lover, I wrote to Jeanette & offered to donate something.  The bracelet you see above is one of my donations.  I made it to honor our Sophie Cat.  Sophie was a shelter kitty & I know she would approve.

Jeanette also just did a blog post showing the awesome bracelet she created & also showing my bracelet.  Thanks, Jeanette!  I'm also working on a few book thongs, pendants, & Christmas ornaments so that there are some lower priced items in case people want to contribute but cannot afford to give much money.  I'm painfully aware of that situation, and I'm thrilled to be able to make some pieces to donate to a great cause.

If you are an artist who is able to create a piece to donate, please email Jeanette to let her know.  Her contact info is on her blog.  Sophie & all the other critters in shelters thank you.  If you are looking for a loving furry companion, please go to a shelter & help one of those loving animals find their forever home.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Art charms again...catching up on my CAD challenge

Day 27 - A Spoonful of Pretty

Day 28 - Primary Heart

Day 29 - Pretty Pink Hearts
Day 30 - Pink & Black Baubles

Day 31 - Red Deco Button

Day 32 - Tropical Delight

Day 33 - Leopard Spots & Tiger Stripes

Day 34 - Found in a Parma, OH Garden

Day 35 - African Trade Beads #1

Day 36 - Tribal Trio

Day 37 - Honey Bee

Whew!  Well, I'm having a ton of fun making a charm a day.  The original challenge was to get through July, which I've done, and the Honey Bee above is my first charm for August.  I'm going to keep going on these for as long as I still have fun with them...but I will try to post something other than charms, too.  They're a good bit of art to do while it's so hot & the Clevetown area air quality is sooooooooo bad...today is yet another "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" air alert day...get us outa here!!!