“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” ~Robert Brault
It is not a regular thing for me to make jewelry, but I posted one last week and it got a lot of buzz. So I decided to make one for dog folks. Will I do it again? Maybe. It isn’t as much fun for me to paint small things as it is big ones, but it is kinda neat for a change of pace.
Please forgive the blurry photo. I am not used to photographing things that do not hang on the wall or sit on an easel.
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:
1″ diameter pendant hand painted by artist BZTAT
Comes with an 18″ black cord necklace with clasp
Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.
Minimum Bid $25 USD
Shipping: $8 USA $18 International
BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $50 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $50 + shipping via the ChipIn widget in the right sidebar.
Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 10/13/11 wins the piece.
Winning bidder: make payment of bid + shipping to ChipIn widget in right sidebar.
Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping.