Tag: new york city

Where in the world is Brewskie Butt meowing today? New York, NY!

See all the “Worldwide Just Meowin’ Tour drawings!

"Manhattan Brew" Drawing by BZTAT

The Brew’s vagabond paws were longing to stray, so today, he is a part of it – NEW YORK! NEW YORK!

Yes, the Brew is in a New York State of Mind, and he is purring the whole way. He and I have many friends in New York, and I am sure that they will show him a good time while he is there.

In case you didn’t know, Brewskie Butt, my spokescat and business partner is going on a virtual tour around the world to visit the friends he has made in various locations. Each day in May, he is going to visit a new city and/or geographical region around the globe. A drawing of him in a new place will appear here on this blog every day, and you will be able to bid on the drawing in an auction. When he returns home after his long trip, we plan to make a book featuring the best of the drawings.

Oh yes, and he plans to leave a clue every day as to where he will be going the next day on his blog, Just Meowin’. So make sure you check there and see if you can guess where he is going next!

Here’s the info about today’s drawing:

This auction is closed due to activation of the BUY NOW Option.

5″ X7″ Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing 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 PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 5/12/11 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: send payment of bid + shipping to Paypal using email address: bztat at bztat.com

Please allow 4 weeks for USA shipping (We need to get good scans of all the drawings for the book, and it may take some time).

The Shorty Awards in New York City: What a Blast!

BZTAT and Frugal Dougal with staff at the Shorty Awards
BZTAT and Frugal Dougal with staff (Lynn Haigh) at the Shorty Awards

Everyone expected me to be at the Shorty Awards. I did have a pretty public appeal for help to get there, after all. And everyone expected @FrugalDougal‘s staff to be there too (nominated in the non-profit category). But it was a complete surprise for all of us when the phenomenal fund raising pooch showed up himself at the Shorty Awards!

I discovered that the CDO of the #PawPawty is no shrinking violet at human parties as well. What a good time we all had in New York!

Neither  Dougal nor I came home with a Shorty Award, but we certainly had a good time celebrating as finalists. Dougal and I had a great time with his staff, Lynn Haigh, and Nancy Heltman (tweeter for @VAStateParks, who was nominated for a Shorty award in the Government category).

At the Shorty Awards

We met up with some other “tweeps” as well during our adventure to the Shorty Awards.

Shorty Awards Tweet-up
Shorty Awards Tweet-up
Shorty Awards Tweet-up
Shorty Awards Tweet-up
Shorty Awards Tweet-up
Shorty Awards Tweet-up

I also got to see my niece, who is studying costume and theater set design at NYU, and who I am convinced is going to be famous some day.

BZTAT and Travis Boatright
BZTAT and Travis Boatright

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to New York, and I took lots of photos to use for reference in making some digital art. Watch for my NYC series of works to come in the future.

I want to express my deepest thanks to all who helped me get to New York so that I could experience the Shorty Awards in person. It truly was a very special opportunity to be able to represent the wonderful pet community on Twitter at the Shorty Awards.

Although the Shorty Awards tended to favor recognizable Twitterers over creative users of the medium, and an unusual number of ties was somewhat disconcerting, I think the whole process was a fun and exciting adventure.

Thank you to all my followers who made the Shorty dream come alive for me.

Life is an Adventure!