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Let there be peace.

"Let There Be Peace" painting by BZTAT
“Let There Be Peace” painting by BZTAT

How can we bring peace to troubled lands around the world when we have rancor in our own troubled hearts? I have seen much anger and pained words in my life, but never have I seen so much incivility as I have in the past couple of years surrounding the recent election.

What is done is done. What is ahead is ours to create.

Will we create peace, or will we create more pain? How do we create peace anyway?

Regardless of faith or creed, can we start with these words?


Let There Be Peace on Earth

by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson.

Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!

With God as our Father, brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.


Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.

With ev’ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!


The 10″ X 14″ painting above is for sale for $175 +shipping. Contact BZTAT if you are interested in purchasing it.

The Mystery of Cats Create-a-thon Auctions are LIVE!

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animal paintings by BZTAT
Paintings by BZTAT

The auctions for the artworks created in yesterday’s Create-a-Thon  are now live!

Each artwork has its own bidding page. Please do not leave bids in the comments of this post. Click on the images of the artwork below for which you’d like to bid. Simply leave your bid in the comments on the artwork’s bidding page, and keep checking back to see if others have made bids after you. There is a “Buy Now” option for each piece. You can buy the piece now for the stated “Buy Now” price as long as no bids have been made before you. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and the piece is yours for $125 + shipping.

Bidding will conclude on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10 pm ET.

Proceeds for the auctions will go towards my latest Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause Project.

Winning bidders will need to allow 4 weeks for shipping.

Thanks for your support of the auction. Happy bidding!

Click on images to get info on each artwork and to make bids.


Create-a-thon Auction #1

Black cat Halloween painting BZTAT
“Crossing paths” Painting by BZTAT

Create-a-thon Auction #2

Fawn Great Dane painting BZTAT
“Great Dane” painting by BZTAT

Create-a-thon Auction #3

Flicka American Mustang horse painting BZTAT
“Royal Purple” Painting by BZTAT

Create-a-thon Auction #4

Himalayan rabbit painting contemporary BZTAT
“Rabbit” painting by BZTAT

Create-a-thon Auction #5

Yellow cat pink background painting BZTAT
“Cat in the Pink” painting by BZTAT


Create-a-thon Auction #6

hazel torbie cat Drawing BZTAT
“Hazel’ Drawing by BZTAT

Create-a-thon Auction #7

okey white cat drawing BZTAT
“Okey the Promise Keeper” Drawing by BZTAT

"The Mystery of Cats" Create-a-thon: 12 hours of creating tomorrow!

Black cat contemporary folk art painting by BZTAT
Painting by BZTAT

“The Mystery of Cats” exhibit has been on display at Second April Galerie in Canton, OH for a couple of weeks now.

As promised, I will hold a 12 hour “Create-a-thon” in conjunction with the exhibit tomorrow (Thursday, October 18).  I will create artworks in the gallery for 12 hours (9 am – 9 pm) and make them available for auction the following day (Friday, October 19). The works created during the Create-a-thon will be auctioned to raise money for the latest Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause project. You can donate straight to the project as well, regardless of the auction. 🙂

Some of the artworks will be paintings, some drawings, and maybe a surprise or two. Not all of them will be cats, although I am sure there will be a few mysterious felines in the bunch. All will be great for giving as gifts for the upcoming holidays!

Be watching my posts on Facebook and Twitter to see the works in progress throughout the day. Or better yet, stop by the gallery at 324 Cleveland Ave., NW and visit as I create!