Saturday, August 8, 2009

Toby





Toby is a Norwegian Forest Cat. They are unusually large and quite smart. Unfortunately, at some point in his life Toby ended up living in a shelter - Felines Inc., located in Chicago. At the shelter Toby met Ingrid, a photographer who sells photographic portraits of cats to raise needed funds for the shelter. Eventually Toby's beautiful portrait was posted in 9livesPhotography on etsy where 50 - 100% of the profits of sales goes to fund either Felines Inc. or Animal Care League, both in Chicago. When I first saw Toby's photo I was captivated by his whole look. He looked almost wild and yet gentle. What I really wanted to do was to drive up to Chicago and adopt him. But since that was impossible, I was so pleased to discover that Toby had been adopted in April of this year. So with Ingrid's permission, I have drawn a graphite pencil portrait of Toby. I will be creating cards and more with this image and 15% of the profit will go to the shelter that helped Toby, Felines Inc. Also, because I find Toby's image so inspiring, I will be using it in more artistic ways in the future. And will always make a donation to his shelter out of the profits from his image.

If you are interested in having a portrait done of your precious cat or maybe even your special dog, check out my portrait website. You will find much information there and can contact me if you have more questions. You will want to start the process soon if the portrait is to be a Christmas present. Wind and Honey Creations

And don't forget the great Weekend Deal Sale for the Melange Team - only 2 more days left!

The ETSY street team "Melange" is having a WEEKEND DEAL of 15% off all or many things, excluding shipping. Melange is a group of Mixed Media Artists, many of whom have been published. Each shop may also have additional sales of their own. The following is a list of active, participating Melange members who are participating in the WEEKEND DEAL from August 7th, through the 9th.
After the item is purchased and paid for, a refund will be issued for the total discount via Pay Pal or other methods in which the payment was made. It is currently not possible to make the adjustments at payment time. Every shop has their own set of policies in place, so please make yourself familiar with each new shop.
We hope you enjoy "Melange" as much we do!"

7 comments:

Studio 27 said...

What a sweet drawing Wind, and an even sweeter story! Thank you for the Melange Team feature as well!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful tribute to Toby! Hope he is getting the royal treatment in his new home. Your collage is exquisite! I love the quote! :-)

Jessie
(jbguess)

twostraycats said...

Thanks for sharing this uplifting and heart-warming story about Toby Elizabeth :)

Michele said...

How wonderful! Beautiful photograph, story, and drawing ;0)

Kathleen said...

Lovely drawing! I am so glad he was adopted =) So nice that you are donating to help more critters, too =)

Chrisy said...

The drawing is perfect...the eyes are Toby's eyes I'm sure...

WindandHoney said...

Thank you for all your kind remarks about Toby. I feel like I know him after spending so much time looking into his eyes. I think he will find his way into many of my mixed media collage pieces.

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