Monday, August 19, 2013

Artisan Cats & Dogs




Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice
They have no choice

Meet the dogs and cats of Charlottesville, Virginia. Last summer, local artists made these wonderful creatures and put them in front of stores all around town. Each store sold $10.00 raffle tickets to win their dog or cat. If you had the money, you could go to several stores and buy tickets for your favorite ones. And here is the best part. ALL of the money went to the local SPCA! And people got to own one of these beautiful pieces. I think it was an amazing idea! All together there were 19 dogs and cats, but I was only able to snap these eleven. Which one would YOU have wanted? I love the blackboard dog, wouldn't he be fun to write memos on?


“God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.”
Genesis 1

23 comments:

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photos, fantastic presentation:) Greetings

From the Kitchen said...

dear ms ginny: i luved yur piktures this morning. Sum of those dogs look lik me. I like to hear my fellow animmals are taken care of.

luv,
oliver

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these!! I especially love the blue dog. How beautiful.

Sandra said...

i love that poem at the beginning and it is so true. they have no voice, and this is wonderful that they raised money for the SPCA.. great idea. i would not want one but i would buy a ticket just to give the money... i like the shape of the yellow one best but not the color.

Laurie said...

they are amazing, I like the mosaic one, that would be my choice!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These are so artsy looking...cute

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great fund raiser! Over and above that, the animals make for some very interesting photos. I hope your day is off to a great start, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

Linda said...

These are such fun, Ginny!!! Great photos, thanks so much for sharing.

Ruth Kelly said...

While they are doing cats and dogs, we have bulls and cows.

reana claire said...

Such colorful dogs.. So did you take one home? :)

Anonymous said...

I love the dogs and cats. My favorite is also the blackboard dog. Memphis has painted Tigers in honor of the University of Memphis' 100 anniversary. Some are gauty but interesting. Germantown, a burb of Memphis has horses. Some are really pretty. Love your posts. Jean in Memphis

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Of course, I'm a bit prejudiced when it comes to cats/dogs. I LOVE the kitties.

George said...

What a wonderful way to raise money for the SPCA. I'm not sure which one I would choose. The blackboard dog is neat, but so is the one below it.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Awesome. I would've bought some raffles.

Yes the rock border was a special jellybean candy that looks just like rocks! My BFF from second grade sent them to me...she works at a general store place in Abingdon.

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful, I have already seen such statures with lions and bears but never dogs. Like it.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

That is such a clever way to raise money. Those are awesome. I think I like the blackboard dog best too but any of them are great

Connie said...

Hi Ginny,
My favorite would be the bright blue one with the flowers and the black eye. He's a real cutie.

If you are looking for a frame to make a chalk board, the best place I've found is yard sales. After you find one have your hubby cut a smooth piece of plywood to fit it and paint it with chalk board paint. You can find gorgeous frames at yard sales and flea markets. Great prices, too :)
Thanks for the gracious comment you left on by last post. . . you're a sweetie pie.

Betsy Adams said...

Great photos, Ginny.... And to think: They don't have to be fed or taken to the vet. ha ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I love those - I have seen those in other places - very expensive but fun! sandie

SweetMarie said...

How fantastic! I would have bought tickets. It's so true...they have no voice.
My grandfather grew up in Charlottesville. :)

Dee said...

What a great way to get people to visit the shops in town and to introduce artists. I like them all. :)

Rose said...

I just simply could not choose a favorite.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great idea to raise money for such a wonderful cause. The artists are all very talented. I would have bought tickets in hope of winning the orange cat.