Saturday, October 31, 2009

RAEvN's Nest Art Retreat - Thursday Night

Thursday night's social included a closet full of vintage and slightly odd clothes (some from my own closet :) for dress up and pictures. I sent the pictures to Walgreens and had them ready for the participants before the retreat was over. Here are some of my favorites.

Being the only guy on Thursday (Richard Salley was delayed in Chicago) Randy was worried at first when he walked into the closet. Luckily I had planned for Men's fashions too!

My daughter Brook, decided she liked the jacket and hat and now wants them!

Dianna modeling the latest in Cedarburg fashion.

Janet Davis drove all the way from Pennsylvania to attend RAEvN's Nest Retreat and found this lovely outfit to wear.

Kim Grant looking towards the stars.

Skip Wencl our Birthday girl!

Marie Kennedy sporting the latest in RAEvN's Nest Fashion!

Hmmm kind of how I always look ;)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Place to Bark Auction is Live! RAVEN

The Raven that I made for a book (more information in previous posts) and the auction that has gone live today. Image of raven wraps around 12" x12" profile canvas.

Proceeds will benefit A Place to Bark . I am a good friend of Bernie's and have seen first hand her care for animals. My Mom has Simon, a Pom and I have Rufus a Boston Terrier both saved by Bernie's rescue. Animal neglect and surrender to pounds is worse than ever and Bernie could really use the money.

About this nonprofit:
A PLACE TO BARK'S mission is: To provide assistance and care to animals in need. Working together closely with other animal welfare agencies to help end the needless killing of adoptable animals. Proactively working to save lives, by spaying and neutering, eliminating needless deaths. We are dedicated to educating the public on responsible pet ownership and to helping those who would like to have their animals fixed by providing low cost spay/ neuter assistance to them.

Here is the link to the Raven that I made for the auction on eBay.
Plus there are many other wonderful pieces up for bid. Check them out by typing in the words "Party Animals Auction" in the search box and all the listings will come up.

If you win the art consider purchasing the book that it is featured in too!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Auction to Benefit a Place to Bark

Art Zine and Auction to Benefit
"A Place to Bark"
Earlier this year, I was contacted by Jill Beninato, an Artist/Pet Photographer, who was putting together a project to support Bernie Berlin's "A Place To Bark" animal rescue. Bernie has literally saved hundreds of dogs lives so far this year. Jill invited myself, along with 20 other artists to create an original piece of artwork based on the "Party Animals" theme, using any medium we wanted. Jill photographed each piece and created a zine featuring everyone’s work, along with other fun articles and info about A Place To Bark. The finished zine is full color, 43 pages, and printed professionally by Lulu Printing. You can get your very own copy by clicking here. You will also be able to view a loop of all the artwork by clicking on that link. ALL of the proceeds go directly to helping the animals at A Place To Bark! All the original artwork from this zine will be auctioned off on Ebay on October 15th, 2009.
Above is the cover of the zine...