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The fifth Canine Art Guild online exhibition is now live...!
"Helping Paws 2008" is now online!
A wide and varied display of dog art can be viewed (and the best: all is for sale! Definately worth a visit!). Each and every artist entered has pledge to donate proceeds of their sales to a shelter or charity of their choice. Well worth a visit.
Here is one of my three entries "Close to Home"
"Close to home"
Mixed media (graphite/charcoal) on paper, 20x20 cm
200 Euros (20% donated to DCGR)
This is the best place for any dog: out in the open, on a long lead, beside its loved ones (not only one pair of legs but two!) discovering new sights and sounds. This black lab is well surrounded and at peace with its life. Through my art I would like to heighten the awareness of how these gorgeous, quiet and loyal canines are in dire need of a warm safe bed of a good home. The Dumfriesshire & Cumbria is a Scottish charity focused on re-homing retired or abandoned Greyhounds. As a charity they not only use what they raise for kennel fees, vet fees, fostering expenses and advertising but also try to raise public awareness of the plight of dogs at the end of their racing/coursing careers. To date 500 ex racers and coursers have found new homes.Have a great week! Comment on or Share this Article →
Robert is now officially finished.
After week "away", I brought him out for a tweak and he has now gone back to safety with a new improved pair of ears ( I do believe looking much happier for it!).
He's has also been priced and entered into the show: Helping Paws 2008.
Graphite on Paper, 26x23 cm
$ 350 (20% donated to DCGR)
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Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities. Official press release for Drawing Day08.
Curiosity and excitement have gotten the better of me and I am spreading the word. Ironically this means dropping my pencil for a tick to get this news to you...!
Cool news for all artists, scribblers, doodlers and/or pencil owners: the 7th of June 2008 is Drawing Day a brand new concept. The aim is to make a noise (in a modern silent way) for the sake of art worldwide.
What? A worldwide drawing event
How? by collecting a million drawings.
Why? So everyone worldwide can stop for one day and remember the joy of picking up a pencil and creating their first piece of art.
Where?Here is where (and some of the best ways) you can share your drawings with the world.
- Upload drawings to Devian ART
- Upload drawings to Flickr
- Draw online at ratemydrawings
- Draw on You tube
- Draw on Facebook
- Drawn on mySpace
If you want to learn more, check out the the Drawing Day website ample info is given and even more ways to participate will be provided by the organisers soon.
Who? Any proud pencil owner or anyone who knows where to lay their hands on one...
When? 7th of June 2008
This being the first year it will no doubt be a great event with a few teething problems. However, I feel it is well worth putting in a wee bit of effort into and giving it a go.And finally but importantly...
Million thanks to Katherine Tyrell for bringing this up on her blog Making a Mark where she shares the info in a seriously well detailed and explained post. In doing so giving me the knowledge and the urge to spread the word. Here is the link her blog posting. Comment on or Share this Article →