It’s been awhile. We hear that alot in the blog-o-sphere. I think with the 2020 Covid Lockdown and life with a crafty (now) 9 year old entrepreneur, a full teaching schedule I didn’t have the energy to write, or even know what to write about.
On the 17th of June, in Mancos, Colorado, I will be participating in the annual BurroFest as one of the artist vendors. I discovered the Mancos BurroFest last year, while scrolling FaceBook, of course. What? Art AND Donkeys? Count me in. And, we had the BEST time. Got to pet ALL the donkeys, met so many cool people (donkeys are always cool), checked out all the great artists and artwork.
I waited patiently (kinda) for them to announce this year’s event dates, and when they did, I contacted them, fully expecting to have their artist lineup already blocked in. But instead, they invited me to apply, and I did. Now here I am, frantically trying to figure out what to bring. So I finally decided – small originals, some larger paintings of the donkey I am paired with, and of course, a variety of stickers.
BurroFest artists are all paired with a donkey. My match is named Kidd. He lives in Flagstaff with his owners Amanda & Chris, with his donkey friend Big Mac, horse friend Hobbes, and 13 goat friends. And two border collies. Follow him @bigmac_and_thekidd on Instagram. They also do Pack Racing. Kidd is called a “Mammoth Donkey” – so taller than the average donkey – he kinda looks like a horse with big ears. Very handsome.
Frankie, 6×6 oil on panel, $70 with FREE USA shipping
Frankie is a striking fella. Almost looks like a stained glass icon, so I thought the background colors worked appropriately. Frankie’s portrait can be yours for $70, with 30% of the purchase price going directly to the Goats of Anarchy Animal Sanctuary. And FREE domestic USA shipping. Go to the Dailypaintworks link below:
Capone (SOLD), Pocket & Polly, Tater Tot, Pocket with Toy
I had a great start to the September #30paintingsin30days challenge. Then I hit a wall. I came to the realization that I wanted more time for these paintings. Also, I was bone tired. I’m not sure if I was under the weather, but I couldn’t shake the exhaustion.
Perhaps because I am also doing the Strada Easel challenge, which requires an artwork from life everyday, I was just burnt out.
So, here are the next four in the Goats of Anarchy September Series. I should finish them all by the beginning of October. If you’d like to purchase any of the paintings, please go to the Dailypaintworks link below. 30% of sales will go directly to the GOA Sanctuary. And FREE Shipping for USA domestic purchases.
Gilly, 6×6 oil on panel, $70 with free domestic USA shipping
The Goats of Anarchy Animal Sanctuary takes in more than goats in need. They also have alpacas. A trio arrived in this summer, and all three girls were named after Game of Thrones female characters. This one is Gilly. She’s a fiery redhead.
All paintings are available for purchase, 30% of each sale will go to GOA. (one lump, at the end of September) And FREE Domestic USA Shipping.