This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Handmade Finger-Crochet Shinny Green Hat/Beanie and Hand Warmers/Fingerless Gloves Set by AldanaMica's Shop

This one of a kind handmade set includes a cozy and fashionable pair of finger-crocheted finger-less gloves and hat. If you are someone who sits at the computer most of the day, these finger-less gloves come in handy for when you are in a freezing air-conditioned office, letting you have your fingers free for typing. They are also good for any other type of work related activities because they keep your hands warm while leaving your fingers free to work. They can also be worn over regular finger gloves, adding extra warmth and style.
AldanaMica donates to Farm Sanctuary and volunteers for EFA.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Large Peacock Blue with Paw Print Polymer Clay Pet Collar Charm by ModCreations' Shop

This large peacock blue paw print polymer clay pet collar charm would be good for a large dog! This tag can be CUSTOMIZED for you! I can make one with your pet's name on the front, provided it fits. All my pet charms/tags come with a lobster clasp for ease in attaching to existing collar. Polymer clay is non-toxic unless burned (the fumes are toxic) but is not intended to be used for items that will contain food. I put two coats of glaze on the front for protection and to bring out the color in the clay.
I volunteer with Animal House Fund ( which is raising money to build a new no-kill shelter in St. Louis. I have volunteered with Stray Rescue in the past, walking dogs. I also rescue cats off the street. I now have 4 cats (and one is not happy with that decision). I am trying to foster the 4th one and find her a home, but of course I have become quite attached to her. She is still a kitten. Awww!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Aprons for Kids by chicadolly's shop

I made these with Cold hands;warm hearts,in mind. The perfect gift for Mother's little helper...Choose from three different cute little children's aprons with holiday themed prints. Imagine the fun your little one will have working along side you baking and decorating the holiday cookies while wearing this adorable pint sized apron with 4 perfect sized pockets to hold a wooden spoon, spatula, whip and rolling pin(all child sized versions of course , that you can easily find at your local toy store...Best Wishes for a safe and Merry Holiday for you and your pets!! Thankyou!

$1 from each apron sold will go to the EFA December Charity of the Month;Paws Animal Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ATC ACEO Collage Cold Hands Warm Heart by TheAnimalsMagicShop

Men and women from the Salvation Army stand around in all kinds of weather collecting money to help needy people during the holiday season. Their "paws" and noses certainly get cold along with the rest of them. But their hearts are warm with compassion for others and that's what keeps them going. This ATC measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is made in honor of the folks from the Salvation Army. Made from acid free papers, colored pencil and ink.
Karen is an antiques dealer, sled dog musher, Reiki healer and animal telepathic communicator. Sky is a Siberian husky, lead dog, best friend and mentor. Together they are working to make each other's dreams come true, and to help promote better understanding between people and animals. Their favorite animal charity is Patriot Siberian Husky Rescue.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby Hare Snow Soft Sculpture by DragonHouseOfYuen

Please meet baby hare Snow, because no matter how cold your hands - there will always be a warm heart beating. She loves to play in the freshly fallen snow and ice. She prefers to perch on a shelf near an open window so that she can continue her winter sports quest. She is made of 100% recycled cotton and has a polyfill stuffing, along with a full stomach of dandelion leaves (only joking!). She stands approx 17cm high and 10cm wide. She comes with a small tag telling her story.
I donate a percentage of some of my sales to help different rabbit rescues and animal charities. In Easter 2009 I donated an Arabella Bag to the Buckeye House Rabbit Society to raise funds for their rescued rabbits. A total of $362 was raised!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Silent Night - Hand Embellished ACEO by LolaLynn

Of course, its a Silent Night - no creature was stirring, not even a mouse - because the family cat is sitting in the window contemplating the mysteries of the universe.

That's Mustard, my daughter's cat sitting in the window. We rescued her about 15 years ago. She was so tiny and malnourished, the vet didn't think she'd make it. She still has feral tendancies but when no one is looking, she is very affectionate with Rebekah. Thus, a cold exterior; warm heart.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Little Bit of My Love to You - fingerless gloves by ThoseParasolDays' Shop

Soft and stretchy, these knitted midnight blue hand-warmers will keep you warm while crafting! They are of course made from animal friendly acrylic yarn. Fingerless gloves, and as it is part of EFA's December challenge "Cold hands (paws & noses); Warm Hearts", they come with a hot pink crocheted ribbon and a sweet little heart - to give away, perhaps?" Nancy works with the abundant colonies of feral cats in her area. Earlier this summer she had a cat spayed with the help of PAWS Animal Rescue in La Marina (Spain), and another one two days ago. All her items give 10% to EFA and 10% to PAWS.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dog or Cat Pet Bed Pillow Tiger (all sewn for safety) Free Shipping by RachelPetDesigns

A nice soft and cozy fleece bed for kitty, your small teacup dog. Sewn securely all around for your pets safety. Etra fluffy with premiunm quality polyester fill. Machine washable, no fabric softener. Measures approximately 16"x20". Free shipping within the USA. Can also be made without fill as a crate mat, or small blandet, simply inquire.

10% of my shop sales is donated to true no kill animal rescue shelter.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

.5x5 Custom Animal Painting with 3 Greeting Cards by mvegan5's Shop

Beautiful, unique custom animal painting of your pet or favorite animal, acrylic on 5"x5" canvas. 3 5"x7" cream colored, blank inside greeting cards with a reproduction of your painting on the cover are included, and more can be ordered at any time.

10% goes to the animal charity of the month, see my intro for information.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm having an amazing life - eternally grateful - Priceless Moments - ACEO Original Collage by dragonhouseofyuen

Priceless loved to spend time by the garden pagoda and the trees that made small sapphires and emeralds from their buds. He was so content, ‘I’m having an amazing life’ he would say, thank you! I’m eternally grateful! No matter what the weather he always spent time giving thanks. This little collage has been compiled from my illustrations of rabbits wearing jumpers, paper scraps and ephemera and recycled brochures and magazines. There is also a bit of silky material from a vintage scarf. Original ACEO collage. It has been signed on the back and dated. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.
I support WSPA, the BUAV, Rabbit & Guinea Pig Welfare and the Buckeye House Rabbit Society.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Giraffe Greeting Card with Envelopes Included by ArtByMarilyn

I did this giraffe in memorial of Steve Irwin. I enjoyed watching his show so much. He was so informative and loving towards our environment. He is missed. His favorite saying, "Crickey", is in a word, Steve. This is a greeting card and note paper.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Giving Thanks for the Beauty of Turkeys" by mvegan5

3 5x6.5" Cream colored, signed greeting cards, blank inside. Cover features a reproduction of my "Turkey Dinner" painting with a border left around the image.
10% goes to the animal charity of the month, see my shop intro.

Monday, November 2, 2009

See the joy return to their eyes by BenMcfuzzylugs

This fantastic charity saved my lovely dog Mia from a pound in Ireland with only days to live. They visit the pound and photograph the dogs. Desperately trying to find homes for them, racing to get the dogs out of the pound before they are put to sleep and making sure they get veterinary assistance. On top of this they also have to find the funds to keep saving these dogs. If you buy this listing you will get a collage of some of these dogs in their before and after shots - it is just amazing to see the difference in these animals - the love and joy returning to their eyes. The collage also contains the touching rescue poem 'the reason'. This is my way of trying to give something back to these wonderful people who do hearbreaking work every day.
This listing is 100% for

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Tickle - Hand Embellished ACEO by LolaLynn's Shop

This is a hand embellished print of my original ACEO entitled "The Tickle." Sam the cat is sitting atop a pumpkin who is about to sneeze because Sam is swishing his tail under her nose. Each card is hand embellished making it an unique work of art. The one you receive will be slightly different than the one pictured here. Your artwork will be signed and dated front and back and come in a protective covering.

10% will be donated to the EFA charity of the month.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

3 Zeke Cards by mvegan5's Shop

3 Blank 5"x 6.5" cream colored, recycled card stock cards. Cover features a print of my painted photo of a kitten named Zeke that I rescued. Cards are signed, envelopes included, and a border is left around the image. Very cute :)

10% goes to the EFA Charity of the Month.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Black Cat Magic by BohemianAngel's Shop

I LOVE black cats! This card is for all those who love them and see the beauty in them, too. They are beautiful creatures deserving of respect. This 5” x 7” card is blank inside and comes with an envelope, signed by me, the artist, on the back of the card. It comes in an archival quality clear pouch.

100% of this sale will be donated to the Etsy For Animals Charity of the Month.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Strength of Survival by BohemianAngel's Shop

This color archive quality print is signed by the photographer on the back and comes with a signed and dated receipt. It is professionally printed. This photo has been published in a variety of publications. It is also on the front cover of Christine Bruness’ published Pushcart Prize nominated chapbook, “Alley Cat”.

50% of the money earned from this sale will be donated to the Etsy for Animals "Charity of the Month".

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kitty's Pumpkin Perch - Halloweed Card by EnsorcelledMinds

This black cat is ready for Halloween! It is perched on a pumpking just waiting to greet the Trick-or-Treaters! Enchanted Whispers are cards that deliver your message in style. All materials are acid and lignin free products. Card measures roughly 4.25 by 5.5 inches (11 by 14 cm) and comes with a plain, white, peel'n'seal envelope. It is built from heavy weight cardstock so your card can be displayed standing up without sagging.

10% of the proceeds of this card will go to the EFA Charity of the Month. Several of the items in my shop have proceeds to animal charity. Search by the tag "charity" to find them. Apart from Etsy, I also teach card making workshops throughout the year for a local animal charity: SOAR. Southern Ontario Animal Rescue rescues dogs and puts them into foster homes until they can find their forever homes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scout's on Watch Oil Painting by KneeDeepOriginals

Nothing gets past a cat! They are so observant, ever on the alert for movement, comings and goings, the footsteps of friends and strangers, the sound of a can opener. And Scout is no different... she sees it all and takes it all in, taking action if action is required. This is a 12 x 16 oil on canvas of a relaxed but very observant cat... which they need to be when Halloween rolls around. And they need to be INSIDE since too many bad things have happened to cats on Halloween.
I will donate 10% of the sale of this painting to my local animal rescue group, Animal Rescue of Stokes County, as listed in my description in my Etsy shop.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Queen of the Couch - Black Cat in the Sun by lkjohnston

The regal gaze of this pretty black kitty lets you know who's boss. This is an Archival print on 8.5 by 11 cotton rag paper, image area is 7 by 9 inches. The paper has the texture and weight of watercolor paper. The print will fit nicely into an 11 by 14 frame with mat, or 8 by 10 frame without mat.
Your purchase helps me continue to support animal charities: and

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunbathing Black Cat by lkjohnston

Shiny, handsome black kitty streeeeeetched out in the sun. A portrait of feline satisfaction. This is an archival print on 8.5 by 11 cotton rag paper, image area is 7 by 9 inches. The paper has the texture and weight of watercolor paper, and the print is signed by the artist. The print will fit nicely into an 11 by 14 frame with mat, or 8 by 10 frame without mat.
Your purchase helps me continue to support animal charities: and

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Scaredy Cat by TheModDog

Nothing says Halloween better than spooky black cats and witch hats. This super narrow 3/8" collar is perfect for cats, puppies, and toy dogs. It features a lime green and black Halloween design with black cats, witch hats, and broomsticks on black nylon webbing. It has a plastic side release buckle or a breakaway buckle, a d-ring for attaching tags, and a jingle bell(optional).

I volunteer for the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue ( in Atlanta, GA. and also donate collars and a portion of my sales to this rescue. I also donate collars to other rescues, like Boston's By the Bay

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

5 Black Cat Halloween Tags by ShesBattyDesign

These 5 black cat tags that would look great on halloween gifts/cards, or on a birthday gift for your favorite spooky friend! They could also be used for scrapbooking or card making. Im sure you can think of lots of uses for these "cute spook" tags! They could even be used as decorations around the house at halloween! Just hang them from picture frames or cupboard door handles! This tags measure about 2.5 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide. Each tag is made of orange cardstock and features a glittery foam black cat.
I volunteer for the OSPCA when I can and I donate a portion of my shop proceeds to the OSPCA.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

old gray cat 5x5 note card by photogenicgallery

a handmade note card featuring my ttv photo of "poopon".

poopon was rescued from the streets almost 17 years ago & is living happily ever after with a family member. she probably doesn't have many more years so i want to honor her life & all the joy she has brought. she is so deserving of the honor & would be very happy to know she is shared with friends.

the card measures 5x5 & comes with a white envelope. the inside is blank, ready for your personal message.

50% of all sales until the end of october will go to an animal charity chosen by the etsy for animals team.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Cat Pendant and Necklace by TheClayPony

This cute little black cat with a tiny orange heart is painted inside an orange and black handmade polymer clay frame. The whole pendant is sealed with a gloss finish for protection and shine. The pendant measures 1" by 1" and is strung on a 19" dark brown braided cord with a lobster clasp closure.

10% of the sale of this necklace will be donated to the Etsy For Animals (EFA) Charity of the Month.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Baby Feline Tortieshell Handmade Card by dragonhouseofyuen

A beautiful handmade greetings card featuring a cut-out print of my line drawing of a baby feline with tortieshell stars. This card is blank for your own message. The card is A6 in size, 10.5cm x 15cm and comes with a cream coloured envelope. The card is pristine white and has a hammered texture - in the photos you can see the subtle texture. The kitten is raised on 3D foam pads adhered to the white card.

A percentage of my sales goes to EFA charities.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Halloween Dark Reaper Cat 8x10 Print by TaraFlyPhotos

The majority of my works involve cats, with black cats taking preference; however I wanted to create a Halloween-specific design that wasn't the stereotypical "scaredy cat on a fence" or "broom accessory". LOL The Dark Reaper is a powerful force to be reckoned with, in his own right. :)

Using Epson's Velvet Fine Art paper and archival pigment ink, I've printed high quality reproductions of my original acrylic painting. The printed surface measures 8"x10" with a slight white border.

I've been giving a percentage of sales to my local humane society. I was able to donate $25.00 to them last month. I've decided to take a more active role with Charity of the Month, so 10% of "Dark Reaper" sales will go towards EFA monthly charities.

Monday, September 21, 2009


With the publishing of our most recent post (a challenge entry by brizel4theanimals) Micky of AldanaMica joins the EFA's Challenge of the Month editorial staff. Micky is an artist currently lives in Brazil. I asked Micky to tell us something about her beautiful and unique shop:

"My shop offers one of a kind crochet pieces, accessories and clothing for both women and teenage girls. What makes my product different is the technique I use, I like to call it finger-crochet because it requires no needles, I crochet using only my fingers. I taught this to myself during a design class about 10 yrs ago, we had yarn but no needles so I just played around with my fingers and from then on I barely use needles."

Welcome Micky, your help with the challenge is much appreciated.

LOVE iS THE KEY charming message necklace by brizel4theanimals

LOVE iS THE KEY, or at least it is for me...this charming message necklace spells out this sentiment very nicely and is likely to open the hearts of all whose gaze falls upon it. It is made of silver plated wire, white ceramic alphabet cube beads, tagua nut beads, an eco-friendly petrified wood from the rainforest which is known to have & to hold receptive healing qualities, and a key charm pendant. Variety of colors available.

This is a FUNDRAISER FOR DINGO who is now approximately 17 yrs old. I rescued her from a lifetime of being kept on a chain guarding someone's property. Dingo is in need of a ramp to assist her going up steps, getting unto the bed & into the mini van.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

L is for Love - Share Your Heart by thebeadedhound

A 4 inch silver plated chain is filled with LOVE-glass hearts, metal hearts, arrows, metal padlocks, 2 dangling mood beads and the letters L,O,V,E. The chain is connected on one side to 3 open metal hearts that each contain a little round mood . On the other side is a metal oval connector with the words share your heart. All are connected with a round metal toggle. The red heart hanging off the V is swarovski crystal.
I work with The American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue as a full time foster and TheBeadedHound donates a portion of each purchase to the rescue.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

B is for Back to School Stash Bag by chicadolly

This versatile bag has ample space and can be used for keeping pens and pencils safe, organizing flash cards, or for toting a snack, just about anything your prize student has in mind..

It is constructed with a denim look light weight cotton fabric and lined with a recyled woven water proof barrier that I saved from a big bird seed sack, so it can be wiped out if it gets crumbs inside. This is also a hand wash and air dryable item.The top has a velcro closure. There are no exposed seams. Measures approx 6.5" by 9"

I made this item for the EFA September Challenge which was "Alphabet Bonanza" and 10% of the profits from it's sale will go to the September Charity of the Month; Dachshund Rescue of North America; This rescue group was chosen by

Friday, September 18, 2009

D is for Dachshund Lovers treat Bag and Dachshund Lovers Towel Set by faeriegood

Wanting to support the EFA September Charity of the Month: Dachshund Rescue of North America?

I made these 2 items: an embroidered OOAK Treat Bag and an adorable set of cup or guest towels and will donate 10% of my sales profit to the afore mentioned rescue

Thursday, September 17, 2009

V is for Vegan by veganessa

This is a unique handmade bag. It is made of a luxurious red and gold brocade. And has a Super Bat design on the front. The super Bat print is outlined with red and gold ribbong, and red and gold beads, with a large red bling heart at the centre botton. the strap is made of a mix if jute, twine, soya yarn and bamboo yearn. Plaited with beads. The is a gorgeous, glamorous yet funky bag, with a message.What does the bat signify? V , is that vegan, veggie, or any other words you wish to say. Spread the 'V' word. and look good doing it.

100% of every item sold in veganessa's other etsy shop, , goes to EFA's charity of the month.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Priceless and Evdokia - "you never know which letter will fit!" by dragonhouseofyuen

Priceless had seen an engagement ring so big that he knew would be perfect for Evdokia. One of life’s little luxuries, the type of ring you Want To Keep! So they went to the ring maker to get Evdokia’s size. Priceless sat inside the P but Oh dear! Evdokia got stuck in Size O. and no! she didn’t want to be ‘soaped up’, nor fast for a week. However the ring was very, very beautiful and just perfect for her.

I donate a percentage of some of my sales to help different rabbit rescues and animal charities.In Easter 2009 I donated an Arabella Bag to the Buckeye House Rabbit Society to raise funds for their rescued rabbits. A total of $362 was raised!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

S is for Silly Vintage Plastic Idaho Potato Souvenir Stud Pin from thefaeriecupboard

This pin measures 1 1/4" long and is in nice vintage condition.

Favorite charities:
Patriot Siberian Husky Rescue
Habitat for Cats

Monday, September 14, 2009

P is for Prince by mvegan5

Beautiful, unique painting of your pet(s) or favorite animal(s). $75 is for an 9x12" painting, different sizes and prices available, any type of animal is welcome! I have painted chickens, kitties, dogs, rhinos, horses... anything! My love of animals shines through my paintings, and I hope to be able to show the beauty of your animal friend(s).

10% goes to the EFA Charity of the Month; FieldHaven Feline Rescue

Sunday, September 13, 2009

F is for Fritz Greeting Cards with Envelopes Included bu artbymarilyn

This is "Snicklefritz" shortened to "Fritzie". He was a pedigreed Pekinese and well loved not only by his family but whomever came in contact with the "little" guy. He had such an air about him and so independent and secure in our love. He lived to be 19 years old. I have written a book about him. I hope you want to purchase it and read it. He was a pleasure to paint.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

C is for CAT - original mixed media collage by WindandHoney

This original mixed media collage was created on 6"x 6" artist canvas. It is a creative collaboration between paper, found objects, ink, vintage lace, a tassel strangely resembling a tail, and vintage book pages. They have all joined forces to celebrate the CAT. She offers no other explanation simply that she is a cat.That should be enough.She is the perfect cat - a few scrapes, a frayed edge, and maybe a nick here and there.

A donation will be made to either Shambala Animal Preserve or to the Pets and People Humane Society in Oklahoma. .

Friday, September 11, 2009

1x1 inch squares by digitaldownload

This downloadable collage sheet consists of a jpg file with 48 1x1 / inches / inchies images. They may be used for scrabble tile pendants, scrapbooking, cardmaking, collages, ACEOs/ATCs, decoupage, altered art and more. Designs are light pink hearts on bright pink with words and phrases for all the girls in your life! Words and phrases include love, hugs not drugs, dream big, faith hope love, sweet, mom, grandma, sister and besties.

In my kittyanydots shop, I give 10% from cards and 20% from prints to animal charity.

For the month of September, I will offer my animal friends digital printable sheet of 1x1 inch squares for pendants to EFA members for the cost of 30 cents to cover my fees. To get the freebie, put it in your cart but do not pay yet. Let me know you are an EFA member in the notes to seller. I will send you a revised invoice for 30 cents and email you the images upon payment

Thursday, September 10, 2009

T is for Ti Amo - I love You - Words At Play - Original Mixed Media Collage by folkartvision

In keeping with the FolkArtVision philosophy, we are giving the ubiquitous laminate samples fresh purpose and intention by enhancing and embracing their natural shape and colour.
This original collage with a red hot heart is one of a kind, spontaneous and bold. Ever heard of " It's the thought that counts", well, think no more, now you can turn your thought into a lasting gift by sending your loved one this diminutive yet powerful piece. Now you can say it in Italian! A perfect message for all seasons.

Over the last few month's folkartvision has made donations from their sales to help care for a neighborhood dog who has bone cancer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

S is for Shalom by LolaLynn

Shalom, Dove of Peace, spelled out in Hebrew. The second in my peace series. I overpaint all of my ACEOs and prints so that they are an unique variation or OOAK. This listing is for an ACEO but the image is also available as a 5x7 inch print.

As a member of EFA, I donate 10% of my shop's sales to EFA's charity of the month. Locally, I have donated jewelry to Courageous Cats on Long Island to raffle or sell at street fairs. Courageous Cats is where we adopted our cute little kitty, Dubi.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Naughty Mouse Watercolour and Embroidery Original Artwork by mimilove

Original one off, hand painted, watercolour painting with hand embroidery on stretched canvas.

A free loose style painting of a naughty mouse! I've kept the painting free style to keep the colours fresh and bright, sketchy pencil marks are also visible. Colours are shades of blues, browns and lavender with vibrant orangey/yellow and pink detailing.

The main charity I support is my local Cat's Protection centre give a percentage of any sales I make and also donate artworks and jewellery for fund raising events etc.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

F is for - Free Spirit by LonesomeRoadStudio

I just started adding keychains in my Etsy shop, this will be the first of several. It's durable and lightweight polymer clay with mica pigments and protective glazes.

10% of the purchase price of "Free Spirit" will be donated to the EFA Artists Helping Animals charity of the month.

I still have plans in the works for polymer clay pet tags in the future; I'm still working on ideas for that project with proceeds to be donated to local organizations as well as Team EFA charities. I'm also participating in an event sponsored by another Etsy shop for December/Holiday No-Kill Animal Shelter Giveaways to help raise awareness and money for No-Kill Animal Shelters during the holiday season.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

B is for Boy - Quilled Bear 8 x 8 Scrapbook Page by EnsorcelledMinds

I decided to try something new with this challenge: a pre-made page. I doubled my alphabet fun by making it for Boys and showing a quilled Bear on it! Wouldn't it be fabulous to have a whole alphabet scrapbook album for your cutie? If only I had the time!

I teach cardmaking classes for a local animal rescue where half the proceeds from the class fee go to the charity and also a portion of kit sales. The charity is Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR) which is currently focused on canines, since it is entirely run by foster volunteers and space is severely limited. While my shop sales are small dollar items, at least they, along with the classes, pay for a couple microchips and bags of food for an animal in need!

Monday, August 31, 2009

High Hope Hollow by DeepKneeOriginals

It's inspired by the summer with its sun and growth, birdsong, various critters (around my yard lots and lots of lizards, turtles, snakes and deer... as well as the Carolina wrens, bluebirds, cardinals, nuthatches, and owls) and all the wonderful goodies from the garden. The bright, vivid colors in the painting express the joy, vibrancy, and absolute life of the season.

I have two rescue dogs and a rescue cat who are the best pets ever! They love country living and are wonderful companions on walks through the hills and woods (yes, my cat accompanies us from time to time). I participate in the Forsyth County Humane Society biannual fundraiser, Art Unleashed, which raises money through art for the various programs of the Humane Society as well as upkeep and care of the animals housed there.

I also sing in a band and we like to play for fundraisers for causes/organizations that are important to us, including the Humane Society and the more local Animal Rescue of Stokes County. A percentage of the sale of most of my animal-inspired items in my Etsy shop goes to either my local Animal Rescue or the EFA charity of the month.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kitty in the Window - an ACEO by LolaLynn

Kitty in the Window is a print of my original acrylic ACEO painting. The little black kitty is welcoming the start of a new day as the sun ascends. Each print is over painted by me making it an unique variation of the original. No 2 are exactly alike.

10% of the purchase price of many of the items in my shop goes to EFA's charity of the month. Other items in LolaLynn's are designated for donations to Etsy for Charity (EFC) and Abandoned Wild Baby Animal Resue (AWBAR).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Vintage Autumn Sunshine Ring by mvegan5

Fun, unique ring made with vintage findings and an adjustable copper toned ring base. Front piece measures about 1" around. 10% goes to the EFA animal charity of the month.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Celestial Spoon by Lacewood

I think this spoon fits the theme perfectly, as it is an image of a shining sun - stir a little sunshine into your cooking and brighten any meal or any kitchen!

I have been working to raise money through the sales of many items in my shop for Little Miracles Rabbit Rescue. They recently were able to raise the money to insulate the roof of their building to cut down on their air-conditioning bill, which is a great long-term money saver for them! They are in Florida where it gets pretty hot - and bunnies don't tolerate heat well, so air conditioning is a must! I am very proud of all of the work they have done in refurbishing their new shelter this year, and all of the bunnies they have found forever homes for! But as always, there is much more work to be done, and many more bunnies to help. They're doing a great job.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Orange Cat print by animalsincolor

The orange cat seems to fit very well with the "Let the Sun Shine" theme, both in its bright sunny colors and in the description I had created for it. I live in the Tuscan countryside and, besides giving donations to local animal shelters and associations, together with my young veterinarian neighbour Carlo (such a blessing to have him near when my cat and dog need urgent care!) I tend to the local wildlife, feeding the birds and offering food and shelter to wounded animals. Have a great sunny summer! Sebastiano