Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Notebooks and Planners

 

Paws For Charity Notebooks and 2014 Weekly Planners are ready! All proceeds are donated to S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter.

Perfect for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or just a little gift for you or a friend.


The Paws For Charity Notebook is a 186 page notebook, sized 5 inches by 8 inches, filled with black and white artwork & photographs printed on cream non coated paper. Half the pages are "blank", and half the pages are "lined"....perfect for taking notes, making sketches, journal writing. Available for just $13.97 (US) each! 


You can preview the entire notebook by clicking on  this link: http://blur.by/19YD47m

There is a second version of our notebook, featuring art on the covers instead of photographs. You can preview the entire notebook by clicking on this link: http://blur.by/1cssomp


The 2014 Weekly Planner is a 142 page planner/daytimer. Two pages per week, sized 5 inches by 8 inches, filled with black and white artwork & photographs printed on cream non coated paper. Available for just $12.65 (US) each.  

You can view the entire planner by clicking on this link: http://blur.by/14lfiza

Thursday, May 16, 2013

First donation for 2013

Sara with SHAID manager Harold Roswell
I went to SHAID yesterday to make the first donation from the 2013 project....$1500! A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased our 2013 book: http://www.blurb.com/books/4136274-2013-paws-for-charity

Coming later in the year....weekly planners and wall calendars for 2014.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blurb Success Story

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Blurb Books. They were interested in using our Paws For Charity Project as one of their "Success Stories".I answered a few questions by email, and now you can find Paws For Charity under their "Fundraiser" success stories. The only problem is...they used images from last year's project instead of this year! Oh well, any free press is great press!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Number One Best Seller

Our 2013 Paws For Charity book is number one on the blurb best seller list!
If you purchase a copy (or lots of copies!) of our book before April 5, 2013, you can receive a 20% discount by using coupon code CSVIP.

Books can be viewed and/or purchased at this link: www.blurb.com/books/4136274-2013-paws-for-charity

Ebooks can be viewed and/or purchased at this link (the coupon does not apply to ebooks): store.blurb.ca/ebooks/379868-2013-paws-for-charity

All proceeds from the sale of these books are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (www.shaid.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

the 2013 book is here!

It's here! The 2013 Paws For Charity book is ready! Click on the link below to view and/or order online.

All proceeds from these book sales are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (www.shaid.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

If you order before April 5, 2013 you can get a 20% discount by using coupon code CSVIP when you order.

There are 90 participants, and 226 images of dogs and cats in this book, available in soft and hard cover books as well as ebooks. (discount does not apply to ebooks). Thanks so much to all the 90 participants who generously donated the use of their images for this project!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cover Photos

Choosing cover photos is a very challenging and nerve wracking stage of creating the Paws For Charity Art Book. This year was no exception. I was thrilled with all the submissions, but especially with the photos that had a human connection.

Our front cover photo was provided by Jeanne Taylor (www.JTpetpics.com):
front cover photo by Jeanne Taylor, www.JTpetpics.com
Our back cover photo was provided by Sonya Sellers (www.sonyasellers.com)
back cover photo by Sonya Sellers, www.sonyasellers.com
They are both such strong photos, and they capture the essence of the Paws For Charity project perfectly!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 Paws For Charity Project

Our 2013 Paws For Charity Project will be bigger and better than before!

This year's book has been completed, and will be available soon. An amazing 90 participants from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and England have donated the use of their images for this year's project.  All our participants are listed down the right hand side of this blog....click on their name and visit their website...and say a big "thank you" for their generosity!

And....the pages have changed this year too! Instead of one image per page, many artists have contributed multiple images. Most pages will have one main image, with one or several smaller images.

And....that means an even more beautiful coffee table book than before!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

submissions for the 2013 Art Book

Submissions for the 2013 Paws For Charity Art Book Project will be accepted from January 1, 2013 to February 14, 2013. Early submissions truly appreciated.

What is the "Paws For Charity Art Book Project"?
2013 will be the fifth annual Art Book curated by Sara Harley, and the fourth edition of the Paws For Charity Project. The book includes images of dogs and cats (the "paws" part of the project) contributed by artists and photographers around the world. Artists donate jpeg versions of their images (either artwork or artistic photographs) for use in the project. Copyright of the images remain with the artist.

All proceeds from the project will be donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (the "for charity" part of the project).

How are the images used?
Using contributed jpeg images from artists, the following products are produced and sold with all proceeds being donated to charity. Copyright of the images remain with the artist.

1. Coffee Table Book - published through Blurb Books.
The book is 10 inches wide by 8 inches high, and is published through Blurb.com (an online, on demand printing company). Each page features the artwork or photograph from one artist. The page also includes a small photo of the artist, a brief bio of the artist, and a brief statement from the artist.The book will be approximately 80 pages long.

You can view past projects at these links:
The 2012 Paws For Charity project: www.blurb.com/books/3036042
The 2011 Love From Me project: www.blurb.com/books/2085036 
The 2010 Paws For Charity project: www.blurb.com/books/1252849

2. Wall Calendar for the following calendar year (2014) - published through lulu.com in October

3. Weekly Planner for the following calendar year (2014) - locally printed and shipped by Sara Harley

If I am interested in participating, or have some questions, what do I do?
1. Contact Sara: saraharley(at)eastlink(dot)ca no later than February 14, 2013
2. Include:
- your full name (as you want it printed in the book),
- your website or blog address, your facebook if you have one,
3. Email up to 5 images (artwork or artistic photographs of dogs or cats) 
4. If you have a "paws" image that you think might be good for our front and back book covers, send that along too (this will not be included as part of your five submissions)

If one of your images is selected for the book, you will be contacted no later than Feb 18th, 2013 for the following information, which is required no later than February 23rd, 2013:

- the title of the selected image,
- a photo of you,
- a brief bio (3rd person, 3 or 4 sentences),
- and an artist's statement (1st person, 2 or 3 sentences about your artwork, or why you want to be involved in the project, or anything else you'd like to say to the readers)
- a black and white photo/piece of artwork of your choice (for printing in the 2014 day planner)
- a completed release form. (this will be sent to you by email. A sample is available by clicking on this link) Your images will not be used in any way unless a release form is received. Copyright of the images remains with the artist.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please email Sara: saraharley(at)eastlink(dot)ca.