Oct 062011

  See all the “Okey’ October” artworks!


"Apple" Drawing by BZTAT

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Who knew that a self-proclaimed geek would forever change the way that we live our lives? The passing of Steve Jobs makes me a bit incredulous at my own sadness. I would have never dreamed that a technological genius would have such an impact upon me. Yet his brilliance has brought technology to my fingertips in a way that I would have never imagined.

Thank you, Mr. Jobs, for all you have done in your time on this earth.  My drawing today is my tribute – an apple that represents the simple elegance of style upon which you insisted.

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 and Marker Drawing 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 $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 Friday 10/7/11 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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  1. BUY NOW!!! Yes! Beautiful!

  2. It’s Yours, Snowy! This auction is now closed due to activation of the “Buy Now” option.

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