Here’s another birthday card that will be available at WonderCon.
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Happy Birthday to my sister Alyssa! She’s got two dogs and I thought of her when I made this little birthday card. It will be available at WonderCon, along with an assortment of other birthday cards (if I can finish them in time…) I should also have this card up for sale on my etsy store after WonderCon.
In other more unfortunate news I was laid off from Three Rings yesterday. Looks like they spent way more money than they had. I enjoyed my time there and thank everyone for making it such a great place to work while it lasted. If anyone’s looking for freelance or a commission just let me know!
I’ve got three pieces to donate to the Purrcasso 2008 auction. The money from this auction will go to help repair the old humane society building. Check em out:
Also, don’t forget to come to the auction itself:
Sunday, November 9th from 12-4 pm at the Hollis Street Project located at 5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville. There will be free food and wine! And awesome art!
The room is packed with presents! This is my ideal Christmas night image, and I actually did a similar illustration for a Reporter magazine cover back in college.
More importantly, this is one of four holiday cards that I will be offering for sale at the Alternative Press Expo in November. I will post the other three shortly! And I will be offering 3-4 large format prints and some smaller mini-prints which I will also post soon. (I will probably print up some buttons and other small stuff, too.)
PS, I really wanted to have a subtle glow coming from the fireplace, but I worried that people would be concerned for Santa’s well-being. I may still add it…
Last year I participated in a a great art event that benefits cats (and dogs) at the East Bay Humane Society here in Berkeley, CA. I found out about it through Bill Presing’s blog and since then have ended up volunteering at the Humane Society with the cats and providing caricatures at different fund raising events they’ve had. This year I volunteered to join the planning committee and we have a great show in the works. It’s a great way to meet area artists and help out a good cause. Announcing the new and improved:
5900 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA
This event consists of a silent art auction (yes!) in addition to a normal craft fair. There will be some great art to be had here, as long as all you artists out there are willing to contribute!
Official info from the Purr-Casso blog:
We are looking for artists to donate their crafts or fine art for the 2008 Purr-casso Art and Craft Gala. All art must include cat or a dog somewhere in the piece. Crafts that are wearable items for dogs or cats are OK too.
Your donation will be formally acknowledged by the BEBHS. In addition, you will be recognized through our website and bi-annual magazine distributed to over 12,000 Bay Area households . We hope that you are able to support this exciting event. Thank you for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Stutfield, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Julia Clayton, email@example.com. Or call Cindy Shelby at 510-845-7735 ext. 13.
Step 1: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Include the following information:
1. Name/Phone Number
2. Medium (painting, photo, quilt, etc.)
3. Size – approximate
4. Number of items
5. How it will be displayed
Step 2: Mail or deliver artwork to BEBHS–October 25, 2008
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
Attn: Cindy Shelby
2700 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Attach to your art work:
1. Your Name
2. Company Name (if applies)
3. Phone Number
4. Address (if applies)
5. Email Address
7. Title of piece (if applies)
8. Price of artwork(s)
1 page – 8 ½ x 11
Bio and Photo of artwork
Attach business cards
1. Send artwork framed, or in a manner we can easily display to the public.
2. Your art work will be stored in a safe and secured warehouse near the Hollis Street Project.
Go ahead and start those beautiful artworks and keep an eye on the Purr-Casso blog for updates! We will even be posting art there as it is submitted, so you will have a good idea of what treasures await you at the auction in November.
Last year I had these pieces in the show:
Bill Presing contributed this beauty:
Brittney Lee had some terrific pieces:
Feel free to contact me or the folks from the humane society mentioned above for more info on this event. Looking forward to seeing all the art come flooding in…think of the lonely kitties!