Monday, September 28, 2009

Nate from Animal Place Sanctuary

After 7 games of soccer between my two kids over the past two days I'm a little pooped! I feel bad because it was the kids who were playing in 100+ degree weather for most of the games.

I'm trying something new. Animal Place Sanctuary is the midst of a big move to bigger and larger Sanctuary. I would like to try and auction my paintings where all the profit goes to them. I intend to only keep the portion that would enable me to buy replacement materials and reimburse me for the shipping and handling.

What do you think? Any suggestions/comments?

From my fellow expert artist/blogger pals, how do you insert the ebay widget on your page so I don't have to tell my viewers to go HERE to see this on ebay?


25 comments:

Hellenne Vermillion said...

I am really loving this background color in this painting!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, gal, I think the auction idea is an excellent one. Just make sure your contact info is securely on the back of the paintings - also, I'd write a press release about your project and submit it to local news outlets - Love the goat, too. They are such oddballs.

dominique eichi said...

beautiful goat Sheila.

Manon Doyle said...

Love the idea Sheila!!
This new painting is terrific and i agree with Hellenne on the background.....just beautiful!!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Its a while since we communicated.
Its good to see your lovely work again.
Best Regards

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love this goat and the background is so perfect.
Your ideas are always great!!!
Love your creative mind.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, I love "Nate." I agree with Carrie. Make sure you getthe most publicity you can from your generosity.

Angela Elledge said...

Such a beautiful painting, I love his happy, confident expression!

Diana Marshall said...

Cool goat and cool background color! Unusual but it works.

Gary Heller said...

Sheila, love the expression and delightful charming character in Nate. Wondeful colors too. Your fantastic.
The idea of giving all your time and effort to the cause of these animals is so cool. More power to you.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a cute little goat! Beautifully done, Sheila!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Great color and brush strokes in this painting. Lots of energy. Good luck with the auction. I'm not sure about the ebay widget, but for the ebay store, I saved the logo as a picture, then under add gadget, I added a picture and then copy and pasted the link to the gadget picture. You can get the logo from anywhere, or anyone's blog I think. Does this help??

suzanneberry said...

an incredible painting! i love the boldness, the colors, beautifully done. and what a wonderful and generous idea for the animal sanctuary! sorry, can't help with the widget. take care!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Great job on the goat, and I love the background!

Sheila E. said...

This painting makes me SMILE! great job and love the colors.

Nicki said...

What a generous idea Sheila. If you do more work like this goat you will raise a nice sum of money for them I am sure. Sorry I can't help you with the technical question you needed help with. Take care,
Nicki

Edward Burton said...

WONDERFUL goat, Sheila! Great expression.

Madd Sketch said...

Once again great work! Oh and thank you Sheila for the encouragement, i always get motivated by your words ^^

sam said...

Hey Sheila, lovely goat,a great smile)
Il send you an email with details on the eBay widget. A wonderful idea you have)

Megha Chhatbar said...

It would be a great idea indeed. You can show your beautiful art-work...:)
Pencil Sketch: Rajasthani Man playing flute

DEB said...

You are such a genuinely nice person Shelia! This painting is beautiful and so are you!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

What a wonderful happy image! Best of luck with your Sanctuary project!

Ellen said...

There's a special look to a goat's eyes. And there it is in your painting. He's (she?) just charming. Great job!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wonderful goat Sheila!! It's very expressive with the background of turquoise and the look on his(?)face.
Your idea of auctioning sounds like a good one to me...good luck with that!
Sorry I can't help you with the widget.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

eBay partners with Mission Fish for this exact purpose....for eBay sellers to donate a portion of their items to charity.

I've used them before for my own auctions in the past.

You may have to do a couple of searches within eBay to find out about it.

A large number of charities work with Mission Fish already but I'm not sure if the one you mentioned is on their list.

E-mail me if you need more info!

-Dean