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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back to Painting - support EFA!!

As you know -- I am trying to get over my 'fear' of painting again. I am unsure what made me feel so insecure about my art ... but, slowly - those fears are subsiding. It is a constant battle.

With Life being what it is - it is hard to cram everything into an already jam-packed day - let alone make time for something that you fear. That is why if you surround yourself with like minded (creative) people, they help to stretch your imagination and break down those walls that you have built around yourself.

Take Etsy for Animals or EFA for short! They are a group of artists on Etsy who donate time, $$ or their artistry to help animals. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful team!!

Which gets me back to my point on fear, painting & surrounding yourself with like minded (creative) people. Our August challenge became "C is for ..." . Cows, cats, crows, cougars came to mind ... but I was thinking more in terms of collard greens, cabbage, carrots, cantaloupe & cherries. Me, being the little environmentalist that I am, saw those images on a canvas grocery bag .... after a deep breath, VOILA ... I came up with this hand painted OOAK bag! - and pardon while I pull on your heartstrings a bit - BUT 5% of all purchases goes to Pittie Love Rescue. They help one of *the most abused* dog breeds of all times.
Comments?? I would love to hear what you think of this functional piece of art!


Robin Lynne said...

I could see myself carrying around some fruits and veggies in that bag :D Great job!

The fruits and veggies look realistic but not snobby-realistic.. you know what I mean? I love it!

Vegan Mama said...

It's Gorgeous!! Great job. Hope you are over your fear so that you can keep on keeping on!!
Great blog too! GO EFA!

Mishkat said...

Kary, I love it! You are very talented, I think - the colors are beautiful and it looks like a farmer's market!
I have a fear of painting and drawing too - some of the other artists in EFA have helped me a lot, so I understand.

Stasia said...

Hi Hon, I LOVE your creativity! You have a really distinct, signature style with your art - I can totally see Klaudette making a salad out of those! :)

Please keep creating and bringing your joy and beauty to the world while helping raise important $ for those pups in need!

Erma Bombeck said she hoped when she got to see God that she could say she used up all the talent he had given her. Life is to short NOT to create, and you have SO MUCH TALENT!

I love that Pibbie down the way on your posts, BTW... I'd adopt him in a SECOND! :) I think everyone should call them Pibbles. How can you discriminate against something called a Pibble?

On a Whimsey said...

Kary, your bag is so beatiful!!! Never underestimate yourself, you are so talented!!!

lovemaryxoxo said...

Wish you the best!