Artists don’t make a lot of money, but we have our causes that we want to help just like anyone else. So when we can’t donate money, we share our art.
I get asked to donate to a lot of causes, and truthfully, I am starting to say “no” with only a few exceptions. You can read why here.
Pet charities and Be the Change for Pets is my main exception.
I have done 12 hr. paint-a-thons in the past where I painted for 12 hrs. and auctioned off the resulting art to benefit pet rescue. When Dr. V. of Pawcurious said at BlogPaws West she was going to do a 24-hr Blog-a-thon for a pet cause, I got caught up in the moment.
I stood up in front of the entire BlogPaws crowd and said, “I’m gonna do a 24-hr Paint-a-thon alongside Dr.V.!”
What was I THEENKING??? OK, I can do this…
Mark your calendars. the Paint-a-thon begins on Saturday, November 13th, starting at 2pm EST.
There will be more details coming, including how this will correspond with Dr. V’s Blog-a-thon and about other bloggers who will be joining in for the cause. Details about which charities will benefit from the auction sale of the artwork and how it will be auctioned will also be forthcoming.
This will be the last paint-a-thon that I do for while, as I need to focus on earning a living from my art. My critters and I have our own needs. So if you are looking for an opportunity to get a great piece of art and benefit animals in need at the same time, you will want to tune in.
The love of a pet never grows old, and there are so many out there just looking for someone with whom to share their love. What can you do to “be the change” for them today?
Please feel free to share and use the video above for whatever cause you want to highlight to benefit animals in need.