|Squee! Brutus and Abbie, photo from For the Animals Sanctuary|
It's time for VeganMofo again! I'm super-excited to participate for my 3rd year in a row, and I'm doing something a little bit different this year. Usually I will paint cute little food or animal paintings that go along with my daily meals or recipes (you can see some past examples here and here and here). I'm still going to be doing this, BUT I decided to go a little bit further this year and put the paintings up for sale and give all the proceeds from this to a charity. I've chosen to donate to For the Animals Sanctuary, because they are a pretty super-great non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary, in Blairstown NJ, and are vegan-owned. Feeding, housing, and taking care of these animals costs a lot of money, and as a non-profit organization, they rely entirely on donations. Hopefully (with your help!) I'll be able to make a sizeable donation at the end of the month! I will be making original watercolor paintings of a mix of cute 'lil animals and my goofy food characters, and will be in the $25-45 range (depending on complexity, size, time it took, etc.) I ran into a bit of a conundrum for this first day of mofo, since I'm actually in Washington D.C. at the moment, so the first painting will go up tomorrow (along with some tasty DC eats I've been enjoying) when I'm back home! Excited!