Since I am now officially a hockey widow (playoffs have started) and had 6 kids (not all my own) plus an extra dog (who behaved better than Finnigan!) for the bulk of the day, I needed some mental health time. After tucking some kids in and shuttling another one to a sleepover, I ducked into the studio with a glass of wine and some m&ms (don't m&ms cure just about everything?), and decided to have a quick go at some reference photos from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue here in Michigan. They have no idea I was painting for them (surprise!), but they are always terribly appreciative of the funds that the Painting a Dog a Day project is able to raise.
20% of the sales of the above 2 paintings will go to this 501c group, comprised of volunteers who unconditionally love their fostered dogs, nursing souls and bodies, caring for these animals out of their own pockets, eventually finding new forever homes. You can learn more about Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue at http://www.midwestbtrescue.org/ . They are beautiful people to work with.
There are groups like Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue all over the US, groups that partner with local shelters and pull dogs and cats before euthanasia, giving them a third chance to find families. If you are looking to adopt a particular breed, google it's name plus the word "rescue" and see what you come up with (for example, google "cattle dog rescue" if you feel the need to add a neurotic and wonderfully active family member).
If you know of a Michigan based shelter or rescue that might want to partner with the Painting a Dog a Day project and myself, please send me their contact information or ask them to get in touch via email@example.com .
Thanks, as always, for looking at my paintings.
Talk to you soon!