Oct 142011
 

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"Black Cat" Drawing by BZTAT

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” — Groucho Marx

I agree with Groucho. There is nothing extraordinary or superstitious about black cats. They get a bad rap, especially around this time of year. They tend to be overlooked for adoption and are disproportionately populated in shelters.

I had a black cat for 15 years and he was one of the greatest cats ever. He brought me no bad luck and lots of love and comfort. If you avoid black cats, you have no idea what you are missing.

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″ Prismacolor Pencil Drawing on colored 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 $40 USD

Shipping: $8 USA $18 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $75 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $75 + shipping via the ChipIn widget in the right sidebar.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 10/15/11 wins the piece.

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

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.

  No Responses to “Okey October: Black Cats and Such…”

  1. hmmm, I don’t think i’ve ever had an all black cat, a couple of tuxies, a mostly black torti, and a “wedding ring quilt” cat…so i need this one!
    $40.00

  2. It looks like my Spooky! Well a bit different eye color, but STILL.
    $45 bid!

  3. $60 bid from me! I love black cats (right now we have two of them).

  4. This auction is closed. Thx for your bids!

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