After doing the month-long Okey’s October event, I had to take a break. So I haven’t posted since the last auction.
I am posting today because, 1) I want to announce the winner of the Okey’s October Contest, and 2) I have another event coming up (shew!).
First things first. Everyone who bid on an artwork in the Okey’s October event was entered in a contest for a free artwork. The contest winner gets the original drawing of Brewskie Butt that you see above.
You did not have to win a bid. You just had to post a bid. And there were several bidders!
I randomly pulled from a basket with all the names. And the winner is…
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Vicki Cook! Yay Vicki! Many of us know Vicki from her blogging and tweeting and Facebooking, etc. as Bunny Jean Cook.
Vicki is also one my most ardent supporters and best pals on the internet. We are also friends in real life, meeting up at BlogPaws and here in Ohio a couple of times. In fact, Vicki came and blogged with me last year during the Pawcurious’ Blogathon.
So what is Pawcurious’ Blogathon? I am glad you asked. It is an annual event that Dr. V. from Pawcurious started a couple of years ago, and that is the other event coming up that I mentioned above!
A Blogathon is 24 hours of blogging, where several pet bloggers get together around the world and blog around the clock. Through their blogging, they raise money for a chosen charity or cause that is near and dear to them.
This year’s Blogathon runs from 3pm ET Saturday, November 12, 2011 to 3pm ET Sunday, November 12, 2011.
Last year, I put an extra twist on it by doing a Paintathon along with the Blogathon. This year, I am going to do the same, only instead of paintings, I will be creating drawings. The drawings will be auctioned to raise more money for my latest Okey’s Promise project, which you can read about here.
So far, $2150 of the $7500 needed for the project has been raised. Thanks to those who have contributed so far! My hope is that the Blogathon will help get more awareness for the project, and also get contributions from people who would like to help. We need as many Promise Keepers as we can get to complete the project!
Watch the video about the project below, and follow along this weekend for the Blogathon Drawathon! The auctions will be posted as I complete the drawings in separate blog posts. Folks who are awake throughout the 24 hrs when the auctions are posted get first dibs on the “Buy Now” option and get to set the tone for the bidding!
According to Dr. Finch at Riley and James, the following bloggers are signed on for the 24 hr. Blogathon:
Riley and James
The Wandering Duck Climbs a Mountain
Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause
My Tail Hurts from Wagging So Much
Bridey Boyle Liver Shunt Surgery on Facebook and ChipIn
I hope that you will stay up all night reading all the blogs and giving support to great causes while we blog and (me) draw pictures!
Thanks for following along!
NOTE: I have been so busy this year creating stuff, I have fallen behind in getting things shipped. If you have something on order, please do not fret. It will be coming soon. It is not easy being a one woman show! Thanks for your patience!