Come see my shelter pet drawings at Bica Coffeehouse in Oakland!
|"my" foster baby|
When they posted about "the Hippo" and how he needed out of the shelter immediately or was at risk of euthanasia (mostly due to having some mange), I volunteered to foster. Since I'm an obsessive sketching maniac, I had to sketch this dog while he was here. (It's the rule - if you stay here, you're my model. My niece is getting used to it.) It turned out this dog was really named Raider and we found his original family and that's a whole other long (great) story. It was a such a gratifying experience - at least for me. My dog Grayson thought it was bogus.
So next thing I learn is that the dynamo outfit behind "No Kill Oakland" is launching an organization called "People, Animals, Love and Support East Bay." (PALS East Bay)
One of them said, hey, I have a friend with an awesome coffeehouse in Oakland, how about we do a show of your drawings of shelter dogs there? I said, 'yes please' and the coffeehouse owners said 'yes please' and before I knew it, the drawings were done and up! It was truly one of those flow-y moments in life when everything just clicks together without me forcing it. So great.
|My drawings up at Bica Coffeehouse, Oakland|
See a little preview abut the show here:
|Liberty, still waiting for a forever home at Oakland Animal Services|
All the proceeds of the sale of these original drawings will go to support PALS. I also have prints available via my Zazzle store and 1/2 the proceeds of those will go to PALS too. Mostly I hope to raise awareness of what high-quality, lovable animals there are at the shelter and encourage people to "adopt, not shop!"