Oct 172011
 

See all the “Okey’ October” artworks!

Tonkinese-cat-drawing

"Ol' Blue Eyes" - Drawing by BZTAT

“In a cat’s eyes, all things belong to cats.” – English Proverb

I grew up with a Siamese cat which is a lot like a Tonkinese. My childhood pet had dark “chocolate” markings, but his eyes were more like those of the Tonks that I have seen. I am intrigued by the breed, and I had a couple of requests for another Tonk drawing. So here it is!

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 Tuesday 10/18/11 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. Oh, I’m definitely in! Though my Blue-eyed cat is a Silver Bengal (which makes her look like a real-life black and white drawing of a cougar). You haven’t told the other blue-eyed cats about this one have you?…snicker…
    $45.!

  2. Oh,my! I wasn’t paying attention…I thought this closed yesterday…getting another bid in while Maxwell tries to find his mom’s credit card…
    $55.

  3. This auction is closed. Thx for your bids.

  4. Woo-Hoo!! Max’s mom took the credit card away!…snicker…

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