Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Shameless self-promotion (for a good cause)

In December, the shepherds of the NW Shetland Breeders Yahoo group threw together a benefit auction for Black Sheep Creamery, a small family sheep dairy and cheese-making operation decimated by the Chehalis, WA floods at the beginning of the month. Thanks to generous donors and shoppers, over $4000 was raised. And before the first auction was over, we agreed to hold a second benefit auction. Round Two got underway today.

Since the holidays are over and the shopping frenzy may have died down some, and since the Bloodhound print I donated for Round One didn't sell, I thought a little extra advertising wouldn't hurt. Below are the four prints of original scratchboard portraits I've done (all dogs; I didn't donate a second print of the Resting Foal) that I am donating to Round Two. If you know of anyone who might be interested in purchasing any of these for a good cause, pass along the link. Of course, there's LOTS of other goodies in the auction, many of them fiber-related, so check them out!

Of course, if you would like a custom portrait done, I can help you with that, too. :-)

That's it for now from . . .

5 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Those are beautiful! You are multitalented arent you! I have one scratch board I did in my college art class, horses of course ;-)

Sharon said...

Wow, do you have an eye for animals! Those are lovely.

Nancy K. said...

Your sketches are amazing! Have you ever tried any of Sheep?????

Garrett808 said...

What about corgis??!! :) I have now 6 corgis for practice sketches :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

No, I haven't tried sheep yet, although I've long contemplated the challenge of capturing curly hair/fiber. I work with a needle etching one hair at a time, and the medium is not very conducive to tightly curving lines.

A Corgi would make a very good subject indeed, Garrett! Just let me know when you want to give yourself a present that doesn't EAT!