Friday, October 29, 2010

Urban Dog Photog Sue Bird

Urban Dog Photog Sue Bird is one of the Paws For Charity founders. She is an awesome photographer, and I am so happy that she was involved with our 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book Project. Sue has lots going on these days.

To view a terrific video about Sue, the Urban Dog Photog, produced by Brigitte Bouvier - click on this link.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Video+Project+Bird+work/3712171/story.html
(be patient to get past the 17 second advertisement).

One of Sue's photos has been chosen as the cover photo for the 2011 Annual Dogs In Canada magazine:Congrats Sue!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sara Harley

Sara Harley
SharleyStudio.blogspot.com

Sara Harley started Paws For Charity in 2006, while owner of a dog biscuit company. With the help of many people along the way, she has raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer charity. Sara enjoys photography, painting, and creating glass “window art”. But her biggest joy is spending time exploring the oceanside province of Nova Scotia with her life partner and husband John, and her dogs Mulligan and Cassie.

"Phantom" is featured on page 71 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. This photo is Sara’s tribute to Phantom, who spent 17 years with the family, but recently joined family dogs Bailey and Cinder across the Rainbow Bridge.

“I started the Paws For Charity Art Book project in 2009 to combine two of my passions...raising funds for breast cancer charity (my mom died of breast cancer when I was 21)...and my love of animals. Animals bring us such great joy, in good times and bad. I created this book to celebrate our bond with our pets, and to raise funds for an important cause.” - Sara

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dan Felstead


Dan Felstead
Dan Felstead began his photography journey while in college in the early 1970's. From time to time over the years he has supplemented income through various freelance venues. The inspiration and therapy he enjoys from transferring what he sees in his mind’s eye to the final image is the reason that he still enjoys practicing the art of photography 35 years later.

Dan's photograph "Scooter" is featured on page 46 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. "Scooter" is also available on blank, high quality greeting cards in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. The full purchase price (less shipping) of these cards is donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.
“I am honored to be a contributor in both Paws for Charity Art Books, a great way to help contribute to Breast Cancer research. Any contribution I can make, no matter how small, will hopefully put us one step closer to closing this chapter once and for all.” - Dan

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rochele Cassidy

Rochele Cassidy
photosbyro.com

Rochele Cassidy is originally from Newark, DE and is a California University of PA graduate with a BS in Graphic Communications. She worked in screen printing for 4 years and left the industry to be a stay at home mom. After 10 years of not working, while always keeping her hobby of photography, she started second-shooting at weddings on the weekends. After 3 years of second shooting, she decided to go out on her own and start her own wedding and portrait photography business located in Coatesville, PA. She loves her job!

Rochele's photo "Magoo" is featured on page 50 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. "Magoo" is also available on blank, high quality greeting cards in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. All proceeds from the sale of these cards (less shipping) are donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.
Rochele's also photographed Lori, one of the breast cancer survivors featured in the 2010 Art Book.
“I am happy to be involved with this project as I feel great satisfaction when I can give back through my work. I always hope to bring a smile to someone’s face, or spark an emotion, through my photographs.” - Ro

Monday, October 18, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Sue Collins

"Lovely Lily" by Sue Collins (suecooart.etsy.com) has been featured in the "Art For Good" Etsy Treasury.
You can purchase blank, high quality greeting cards featuring "Lovely Lily" in our Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. The full purchase price (less shipping) from the sale of these cards is donated to breast cancer charity.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Linda O'Neill

Linda O'Neill
AbbyCreekStudios.com

Linda O'Neill started painting dogs out of love for her own rescue dog, Abby, that she and her husband adopted and adored. Linda received her BFA degree in Printmaking in 1993. Since then she has pursued her career in fine art, developing her style in acrylic paint that flows through her many creative outlets. Her paintings are marked by a bold use of color, shapes and patterns while maintaining a careful and truthful representation of the animals and natural subjects of her work.

Linda's painting "Atticus" is one of three paintings featured on page 25 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book.“It's a privilege to be involved in this book project. I have seen how the healing power of animals has helped those suffering from cancer. I think since our animals love us unconditionally...they would be the first in line to help raise money for cancer charity.” - Linda

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blenda Tyvoll

Blenda Tyvoll
BlendaTyvoll.com

Blenda Tyvoll is an expressive artist who paints in a variety of mediums which help to convey her vibrant inner spirit. She studied art and design at Marylhurst University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. Blenda is an award winning and published artist, an active member and recent past treasurer of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She continues her artistic journey as a full time artist, and her paintings have been purchased by collectors worldwide. Blenda lives in Oregon, USA with her husband, Joe, a dog Zippy, two cats and three horses.

This is Blenda's second year participating in the Paws For Charity Art Project. Her painting "Puppy Love" is featured on page 45 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. “Paws for Charity brings attention to the importance of a pet's role in bringing comfort, love and companionship to women faced with breast cancer. Pets are often the glue that binds a family together. When I paint people together with their pets, I strive to capture the strong emotional bond between them in the most expressive way imaginable.” - Blenda

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kimberly Owen

Kimberly Owen
onceuponabluecrow.blogspot.com

Kimberly Owen is a wife and mom and lives in a small town in Virginia. In addition to her two children she has four really furry ones! (2cats, 2 dogs). Kimberly works mostly in mixed media art but she has a passion for many different mediums. She loves making dolls and she reads just about anything she can get her hands on!

This is Kimberly's second year with the Paws For Charity Art Book Project. "Belonging" is featured on page 70 of the 2010 Art Book. "Belonging" is also available on blank, high quality greeting cards in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop.
“I'm proud to be involved with Paws For Charity because I think it's a unique and wonderful way to raise funds for a cancer charity. Cancer charity is important to me because my grandmother battled breast cancer and I currently have friends in my life that are battling this disease right now.” - Kimberly

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Love English Bull Terriers

Melissa McDaniel's (www.thephotobooks.com) "Clover" greeting card has been featured in the "Love English Bull Terriers" treasury on Etsy.
You can purchase Paws For Charity greeting cards in our Etsy Shop. The printing costs were paid by the artists...that means the full purchase price (less shipping costs) are donated to breast cancer charity.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pat Nadarajah

Pat Nadarajah
pawzitiveart.com

Pat Nadarajah is a self taught artist who currently draws and paints wildlife and pet portraits. She lives with her husband, two daughters and three border collies. She has always had a love for animals. Growing up, there was always one or two cats in the household.

Pat began drawing when she was old enough to hold a crayon. It wasn’t until four years ago that she decided to get serious about drawing again. Balancing a full time job, family, and many activities, she finds drawing relaxing.

This is Pat's second year with the Paws For Charity Art Book Project. "Rem" is one of two paintings featured in the 2010 Art Book.
“I like my paintings to capture the animal's personality and I strive to achieve that with every work. Although this project is to support breast cancer I would like to think that advances in any cancer research would benefit all cancer research. My father died of bone cancer and never got to see any of my paintings, this is in memory of a gifted artist, my Dad.” - Pat

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Nancy MacDonald

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one of our cards has been featured in the October Awareness Etsy Treasury.

"Juno" by Nancy MacDonald (www.happylittlefish.wordpress.com) has been featured. Juno is getting to be quite famous...I think this is the 3rd or 4th treasury for Nancy's blue eyed beauty. You can purchase blank, high quality greeting cards in our Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. Remember, the artists paid for the printing of the cards so 100% of the price of the card is donated to breast cancer charity.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Melanie Hughes

Melanie Hughes
nutsycoco.blogspot.com

Melanie Hughes is an amateur photographer who lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, two dogs and a cat. Except for a black and white photography class in college, she is self-taught and loves taking photos of nature, wildlife, architecture and especially her pets.

She loves spending time on creative activities and when she’s not taking photos, elanie is usually either sewing, knitting or working on her house. Aside from her creative activities, she loves spending time outside enjoying the fresh air by going for walks with her dogs, working in her yard or hiking at local parks.

This is Melanie's second year with the Paws For Charity Art Book Project. Her photo "Three's Company" is featured on page 53 of the 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. This image is also available on blank, high quality greeting cards in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop.
“Like so many others, I have been affected by women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an issue that still needs a lot of attention and funding. Paws For Charity is a great project that combines two things that are close to my heart.” - Melanie