Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is a particularly elegant set of cards, sparkling with complex gilded designs in gold glitter, enhanced with creative ephemera of all kinds. To the artist, these shades of pink and teal, reflect the playful dignity of the breed. She is particularly fond of these unique little dogs, and feels that her affection shows in her work. She used a heavy, textured cardstock as a base, since these are particularly tactile cards. Ribbons, raised layers, and other touchable embellishments make these cards truly special.
Scrappy Rat Designs regularly donates stationery sets to auctions, sales, and other activities that benefit animals via rescue and advocacy.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
"I Love My Golden Retriever" motif is embroidered on a nobby homespun 100% cotton cloth, and is the perfect size for wiping paws after a walk, but could easily fit into your kitchen or guest bathroom. This towel measures approximately 20X20"sq.and has a built in hanging loop.It is machine wash and dryable. The colors can be changed specially for you or add a pets name for personalization or gift giving. This item was made especially for the EFA January challenge which was something "golden" and 10% from the sale will go towards the January EFA Charity.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Jewel tones of ruby red, highlighted with pearlescent white and pink give these rhythm beads their name. Adding to the richness are gold bells and spacers. This would look wonderful on a gray or bay horse. As requested, here is a Single Mane Jingle for those who don't want the double strand.
Jingle Bob's donates a percentage to EFA's charity of the month.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Oh so pretty! Gold toned cat face beads and clear Swarovski crystal donut shaped beads are accented by gold toned spacers in these lovely earrings. The earwires are 14K gold filled. Length of the dangled earring is approximately 1" (2.5cm). From the top of the earwire to the bottom bead is nearly 1.5" (3.6cm). A portion from the sale of these earrings will go to benefit animal awareness causes. Beaded Tail donates to several organizations, these include: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...www.ascpa.org, Humane Society for the United States .... www.hsus.org, Dogs for the Deaf.... www.dogsforthedeaf.org, Alley Cat Allies.... http://alleycat.org, Chintimini Wildlife Rescue .... www.chintiminiwildlife.org
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Seven mattresses, fifteen, twenty; the details vary depending on where you'll hear it but one thing's for sure: princess or not, a girl needs here beauty sleep! This is an open edition print of her original watercolour painting. It measures 18,5x12cm (7.3x4.7"),with a 1cm white border; printed on 240g watercolour paper; signature, title and date on the reverse. The bit of gold is in her crown...
50% goes to animal welfare - split evenly between EFA's charity of the month and PAWS animal rescue in La Marina, Spain. The artist feeds, spays and takes care of the feral cat colony in her area - which is the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This delicious multicolored ooak Brizel Silk Tapestry Hip Pouch, made of hand spun silk sari yarn featuring tones of greens & browns... golden yellows & oranges, is just perfect for your special occasion needs ! This Golden Earth has been embellished with an earthen gold vintage button, which secures the front closure flap. Synthesized on a hand woven Guatemalan cotton sash of golden ochre tones with red brown stripes. Brizel's Hip Pouches have been designed to be worn at the front to one side... with the sash knotted in position on the other side. The artist believes it is important to safeguard all our precious resources- especially when they can be upcycled into beautiful products. Brizel, aka Nicole, works to provide a safe loving home for her animal pack (3 canines, 1 feline- all rescues); participates in EFA's COTM program (brizel4TheAnimals.etsy.com); and volunteers for EFA.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The lion's mane is gold and glistens in the sun. He is a giclee print of my original painting. The original painting is done in acrylic paint on 24" x 36" canvas. This painting captures the intensity and passion of a truly wild male lion. You will feel like you can just almost reach out and pet him on the nose. But don't. He might bite you. Your print will be 8" x 10" and will be printed on archival fine art quality photo paper. Your limited edition print will be signed and numbered by the artist.
The artist has worked in animal rescue in one form or another for most of her life. She delights in using her art as a way to help raise money for animals that need love, care, and shelter. Currently her main charity is Shambala Preserve Roar Foundation.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This is an ACEO Original Collage. Priceless Moments - follow Priceless on his travels thru life as he gives wise snippets of advice, discovers important attributes and goes thru all the yearning and desires that we all do. This little collage has been compiled from my illustrations of rabbits wearing jumpers, paper scraps and ephemera and recycled brochures and magazines. It has all been stuck with glue stick and double sided adhesive tape. Most of the papers go over the edges. Priceless has many more aceo adventures coming soon...because you always hit the jackpot when you receive a present!
10% of this sale will be donated to the RNGP.org the rabbit rescue that Wesley, her albino lop rabbit came from.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This pendant is a handcrafted piece of fine silver with a beautiful Sunstone, and we all know that Sunshine in all it's modes provides us with a life force and is golden. Sunstone reminds me of the sun, and it seems to catch the sun and encapsulate parts of it within it's golden shiller. The Sun is golden like a gemstone, as are all of our beloved animals whether they be pets or wild.
20% will be donated to her favorite animal sanctuary Best Friends in Utah. She is also a member there and of local foster groups that actively promote no kill policies. Bananamiranda is a volunteer for SPCA at a few locations around the city and has 4 rescue critters. She picks strays and either finds them good homes, or ends up inviting them into her family. And frankly, some of her most beloved favorite friends have been dogs and cats, and still are today.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Mossy greens of lampwork, and ceramic contrasting with cream make this bracelet soothing and elegant. The use of copper, brass, and vermeil all in the same piece picks up all the colors in the beads and accents them in a way which pulls the whole composition together. This bracelet has an extender on it that will allow an inch leeway in size from 7 1/2" - 8 1/2", and I've included a little dangle for added style on the end using one of the vintage glass irregular shaped matte beads layered with a matte black rondel.
Giftbearer work with the organization Save Dogs from Canine Distemper helping dogs and their owners obtain a new life-saving cure recently discovered by Alson W. Sears, DVM and working to get it accepted by mainstream veterinary medicine.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I thought of this as colorful idea one day for a Christmas Card and I painted it. I think it depicts Christmas for every walk of life. I know everyone can relate to the charm, color, welcome to a door and "A Merry Christmas" from me to you all.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Sophia wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year. In order to do that she strikes the pose of Maneki Neko the lucky beckoning cat. She holds a golden coin on which is written "gold" in Kanji. In keeping with our challenge's theme the coin is painted with golden acrylic paint. Sophia knows how to give a "high 5", so this pose is a familiar one for her.
Beginning January 1, 50% of the sales in my shop will support EFA's Charity of the month.