OK, this is really cool!
ART AND ALTRUISM.
One of my favorite artists, Teresa Elliott, read the previous blog “Booty with Benefits” (the purchase of items that also benefits animals) and she decided that she’d like to donate the proceeds from one of her pieces to benefit equine charities!!
I was so excited, I nearly fell off my chair!
ANY ONE OF US CAN PURCHASE HER DONATED PIECE RIGHT NOW and do good at the same time!
OOOH LA LA!! Purchasing without guilt! The proceeds will benefit the equine charities. I like it!
A BIT ABOUT TERESA ELLIOTT
For those of you who are new to her work, I can probably describe the popularity of her pieces in a few words:
This is the art that hangs in places that most of us rarely ever get to see but sometimes we dream about when we look through Western Design magazines. You know… after her name comes descriptors like “in the private collection of”, etc.
I guess when your painting is chosen to be on the cover of TEXAS TRADITIONS: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, you are in the hearts of Western art lovers.
HOW THE DONATION/PURCHASE WORKS…
Teresa picked the piece she wanted to donate (shown below). She has signed it and will send it to you.
Yes, the donation/purchase price is $550. (You click the button at the bottom of this post).
But, all of the proceeds from your purchase/donation (except fees and shipping) will go to benefit the three charities outlined below. Golden Carrot, Blue Star Equiculture and The Bucket Fund.
So, if you have always wanted a Teresa Elliott piece but were never near one of her gallery exhibitions – or simply couldn’t afford one (like me…), here is a huge opportunity to have a signed giclee and also do some wonderful charity work.
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE IS THE PIECE!
Amazing! This is the SIGNED, 20″ x 20″ giclee on board piece Teresa has chosen to donate.
This is an AMAZING opportunity for you art lovers!
IF YOU WANT IT, CLICK THE BUTTON AND IT IS YOURS!
Good luck! I am so excited!!
THE CHARITIES THAT WILL BENEFIT!
Here are the charities that will benefit:
We love The Golden Carrot because they take the older and special needs horses that no one else wants. To me, that is very gracious and commendable – and kinda hits home. I love my wise, ‘been there – done’ that older horses and would hate to think of them in the slaughter pipeline because they no longer had ‘a job’. Arrgh.
If you have ever wanted to sponsor a horse in need, go to this link and check out all of the great, older horses that really need someone special to help them monthly.
I love Blue Star Equiculture because they do such good for draft horses and farming in general… not to mention their very cute spokesperson, Cupcake the Herdmaster. If you don’t know of him, he is a mini horses that lives with all the drafts. He has his own FB page and also his own ‘put a smile on your face’ You Tube video linked here.
Anyway, times are tough all over and Blue Star just had a fire and lost all of their hay for the winter.
This month’s Bucket Fund benefits Autumn the little filly who was born in an auction yard, prematurely out of her emaciated mother who immediately passed leaving Autumn alone for 18 hours. You can read here story here.
Autumn was rescued by HOPE FOR HORSES and in ICU. Thanks to all of your good will, prayers, social marketing and donations, Autumn is receiving all the care she needs to survive. Hope for Horses is so grateful to not have to make difficult money decisions regarding her care. If she needs it, she gets it, thanks to the Bucket Fund. (You are all awesome!)
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Her work is incredible! LOVE it. We all crowded around the computer while looking at her website. Truly she captures the very essence of cattle, and people too. I’d love to have any of her work hanging in my house.