Oct 092011

See all the “Okey’ October” artworks!


"View of Cleveland" Digital Art by BZTAT

“Architecture creates such interesting spaces to enjoy as it intersects the sky. It is humanity and God playing, as long as we respect the earth from which the towers emerge.” – BZTAT

Today’s artwork is what I call a digital sketch. I do not carry a sketchbook with me like many artists do, but I consider my iPhone a sketchbook of sorts.  Like I would with a sketch pad, I capture moments of creative inspiration with my iPhone, and I later embellish certain sketches into more finished artworks.

I posted this picture from Sammy’s Metropolitan Restaurant on the top of the Huntington Building in Cleveland, OH recently, and so many people enjoyed it, I thought I would make a print for today’s Okey October artwork.

In honor of my cat Okey whose “Gotcha Day” is October 30, I am making an artwork every day in October, and posting it here on my blog. As I have done with “drawing a day” activities in the past, each artwork will be available for bidding in an auction in the blog post dedicated to it.

Along with each artwork will be a “Thought for the Day” that will offer some kind of encouragement about overcoming challenges.

Okey has inspired a worldwide movement to bring awareness to the links between animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence called: Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause. All of the proceeds for the auctions will go towards the Okey’s Promise: Celebrating the Human – Animal Bond project, which is my second Okey’s Promise public art project.

My recent Kickstarter fund raising campaign for the project fell short of its goal, so I have had to start over with the fund raising. You can contribute here if you would like to support the project outside of the auctions.

To make it a little more fun, I am going to have a special contest! Everyone who bids on one of the Okey’s October artworks here on the blog will be entered into a contest for a free artwork! You don’t have to win a bid, just make a bid. All bidders will be entered into a random drawing for a special artwork at the end of the month.

Here is the info about today’s artwork:

5″ X7″ giclee’  print of digital art on paper by artist BZTAT

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 8″ X 10″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $30 USD

Shipping: $8 USA $18 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $65 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $65 + shipping via the ChipIn widget in the right sidebar.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 10/10/11 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: make payment of bid + shipping to ChipIn widget in right sidebar.

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.

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  2. I am reopening bids on this work until Wednesday, Wed. 11/2/11 at 10pm ET.

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