The 2017 Art For the Animals charity auction held their “tail-end reception” on October 21st, at Howards’ Arts & Frames in Hagerstown, MD.
We were able to raise nearly $3,500 to benefit the Washington County Humane Society! My Lizzy Bennet cat painting sold for $55. She is pictured here in the gorgeous gold frame that Howards’ staff provided.
The quality of artwork submitted by local artists keeps getting better each year. I purchased five paintings via the auction, two for myself & three for gifts. If you live in the tri-state area, I encourage you to check out the 2018 AFTA art auction next October! You are sure to find a treasure, and best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to charity! :)
I have been wanting to paint “A Christmas Carol” cat portrait for awhile now, and have completed several sketches inspired by various scenes in the story. I decided to begin with the old grump himself. A hairless Sphinx cat makes the purr-fect Ebenezer Scrooge, don’t you think? :D
This portrait will be completed in acrylics, on an 8″x10″ gallery-wrapped canvas. It will probably be priced between $300-$400.
I will also be working this week on a series of individually hand-painted “cat face” Christmas ornaments, on 4″x4″ canvases. Each will have a hook to be hung on a tree, or they can be displayed on a miniature easel that I will include with the purchase of an ornament. They will be available soon in my Etsy shop & from my booth at the farmer’s market.
I will be in my usual winter stall at the market this Saturday, the 25th, and the following three Saturdays ~ December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. The market is open from 8am – 2pm. It is located at the Carroll County Ag Center, 700 Agriculture Dr. Westminster, MD 21157.
I am running a couple of holiday promotions on my website & in my Etsy store:
The coupon code for free shipping expires on Monday night, 11/27, at 11:59PM EST. However, the “10% off $25+ orders” deal will actually run through November 30th. If you stop by my booth at the market on Saturday, you will get 10% off your purchase as well. #shopsmall2017 #shoplocal
Thank you for supporting an independent artist! :)
Tara Fly3 days ago
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: http://taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ http://ift.tt/2BmM3Y9
Tara Fly4 days ago
Finished painting the Siamese cat face Christmas ornament. ☺️ http://ift.tt/2AYDfqK
Will the goblins destroy the synagogue and ruin Hanukkah? Can Hershel defeat the goblins... or can they be saved? Find out when Hershel battles the Goblin King today at 2pm! #teamgoblin #hanukkahgoblins #macicehouse ift.tt/2ycHWb3 pic.twitter.com/PgQhqe9zo8
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ ift.tt/2BmM3Y9 pic.twitter.com/tkRmatZpnn