Oct 242011

See all the “Okey’ October” artworks!


"Studio Cat" Drawing by BZTAT

“Cat fur is mixed media in my world.” ~ BZTAT

Truthfully, my studio is out of reach of my cats. That doesn’t stop the fur from getting in it. It follows me wherever I go.

Sometimes I like to do drawings that are basically void of color. As much as I enjoy color, I also enjoy playing with light and dark contrast. This was a fun piece to do. It is based on a painting that I did a couple of years ago. The painting is for sale if you are interested.

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 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 10/25/11 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's October: Studio Cat”

  1. I’ve pretty much given up black pants because of dog fur/cat fur…white ones don’t fare much better either!
    (Can I still bid on this one? I’ve been busy & not paying attention! ;o( You can extend it if you’d like…)

  2. This auction is now closed. it is yours Ruthie!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.