“I keep my promise to love you and be your loyal companion. Will you keep your promise to do the same for me?” ~ Okey
Today’s artwork is a painting of Okey. I decided to use it for today’s auction, since today is National Feral Cat Day. Okey was not exactly feral, as she did seem to have had some socialization when she was rescued, but I think her story fits with the story of feral cats. All of my cats were rescued semi-feral or were offspring of feral cats.
You can read my Okey’s Promise post about National Feral Cat Day here.
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:
10″ X 14″ painting on wood by artist BZTAT
Leave bids in increments of $10 below in the comments section.
Minimum Bid $60 USD
Shipping: $25 USA $45 International
BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $125 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $125 + shipping via PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.
Highest bid at 10 pm EST Monday, 10/17/11 wins the piece.
Winning bidder: make payment of bid + shipping to to ChipIn widget in right sidebar.
Please allow 4 weeks for shipping, as the painting will need hardware and other finishing before they can be shipped.