The Rescues Started Receiving Their Donation Checks!!

August 30, 2010 3 comments

Save a Face artwork is sold by way of ebay auctions thru their Giving Works program.  MissionFish collects the donations and distributes it to the rescues.  One of the policies is to hold the funds for 45 days in case of a dispute or refund.  So the wait seemed endless for the rescues to get their money.  With a new program it is important to gain people’s trust and confidence so I was anxious to get thru this waiting period imposed by MissionFish and eBay so everyone knew I was legit and serious about this!   The rescues got their donations and will continue to get more as the artwork has been steadily selling.  Thank you!  This is one of those things that just feels good to do!  Lots of win-win-win scenarios in this as the rescues get exposure and donations, the animals in need benefit, I have a chance to get my art out to people that may not have seen it otherwise and I am staying in the black so I can continue doing more of the same.   To date Save A Face has collected over $500.00 for various rescues since I started this in June.   Maybe that’s not breaking any records but I also know that the money has been very much appreciated and as I see it- this is just the beginning.

I have some new work going up this week…. I see though I need a dog or other kind of animal to even things out a bit!  As always I appreciate it when share deserving rescues, rescue animal photos and tell others about us.  Here’s some ways to help if you like what I am doing:  (besides buy artwork)  🙂

comment here

suggest a rescue so I can add them to my link page and possibly do future artwork to benefit them

post photos of animals on our facebook wall

invite friends to the blog, twitter or facebook accounts

share rescue stories on our facebook wall or here

share the eBay links on your blogs or social media accounts

Nominate your favorite rescue and rescue animal to be a future painting

And remind people the art is in all price points– quite reasonable for original art.  I sell it my artwork for much more out of my studio or when I do commissions.

I also am offering prints and cards now too.  The ACEOs haven’t really caught on much and to be honest I don’t like working that small.   I do like the chunky gallery wrapped canvas pieces that are 5 x 5 up to 8 x 8.  They make a nice wall grouping or can be used on a table or shelf.

So let’s keep this rolling!!  Thank you for your help and support!

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‘Trash To Treasure’ Painting Series

August 15, 2010 3 comments

I used this term ‘Trash to Treasure’ with the very first Save A Face painting because I wanted to demonstrate how something one person views as ‘trash’ is another’s treasure.  The pretty black and white kitty Will and his siblings were dumped into a trash can less than 24 hours old.  They were found and cared for by Maria and Don Appleby of Champaign, IL .    Maria and Don have made their home a haven for many rescued animals over the years and are a wonderful advocate for animals in need.  I painted a dog owned and loved by Maria and Don after reading a touching story written by Maria, who is an aspiring writer.    The story was titled The Last Ride and described the last ride to the vet’s to do what was necessary but oh so hard!  She reflected over the past years with this sweet dog that was adopted at the humane society and how she had added so much to their life.

Will, Toby and Andy very much fit the description of Trash to Treasure!  These kitties, along with their thoughtful owners have been a blessing to so many!  A true Treasure!

Save A Face animal art being offered on eBay auctions http://shop.ebay.com/artbysuesteiner2010/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Will, a real Treasure!

50% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to MEOW Cat Rescue http://www.meowcatrescue.org/

yellow lab mix dog painting

Nikki, A Gem!

Fun Southwest Cowgirl and Mustang Art

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

I have painted a series of funky, fun southwest style art with wild mustangs, pink cowboy boots and a colorful, high spirited bronco.  The paintings are offered for sale on eBay to benefit horse and animal rescues.  In this week’s group of paintings you will also find a pastel pig print, a mini puppy painting, an orange tabby cat lounging in the sun, a beautiful equine themed painted gourd and a stylized painting of an arabian horse.   Please follow this link to see the listings.   Save A Face Listings

I will begin in the next couple days to include the rescue story of some of the new animals I will be painting.  I think it adds so much when you can hear where the animals came from and how they were helped.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sue Steiner

animal artist

To Bid On Artwork

 

Artwork is listed by way of eBay using their Giving Works program.   This means eBay handles the transaction and send the rescue’s their part of the proceeds so you can be assured this is handled appropriately.  

eBay Listings  link

You can also search directly on eBay ‘Save A Face’ for current listings.

Don’t forget to share eBay listing links on facebook and twitter to help your favorite rescues.

 

And as always we appreciate the rescues, the animals and YOU!

 

Benefitting Alder Horse Rescue and my new Appy

July 2, 2010 3 comments

 Alder Hill Farm has taken in numerous appaloosa horses in every size, shape and color that are now ready to be adopted and trained.  I painted this colorful appaloosa in order to honor my new appy rescue, Splash but also to benefit Adler Hill Rescue. 

I have several new pieces that will go up for auction after the holiday.  I also am starting to get donations from other artists as well so there will be a variety to choose from. 

Remember you can help by tweeting the e-bay listings and blog posts, joining our facebook group and ‘sharing’ photos and links and inviting friends.  

Thank you so much!!

Sue Steiner

animal artist

New Listings 6/23/10

June 25, 2010 2 comments

There is now artwork in all price ranges.  I just listed original artwork that consists of oil paintings, original graphite and colored pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, prints of Amish work horses, thoroughbreds, saddlebreds, gaited horses, arabians… chickens, sheep and even alpaca art notecards!   

Gaited Horse 5 x 7 original drawing

Kenna Al-Sayed generously donated artwork to be auctioned off to benefit a horse rescue that helps get horses from the ‘kill pens’ of a horse auction.  Please visit Kenna’s web site and enjoy her beautiful work.  Then come back and bid on her piece!  Here is a link to the current listings.  You can also search Save A Face or artbysuesteiner2010.  thank you!  http://shop.ebay.com/artbysuesteiner2010/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Introducing ‘Bling’, a new rescue

June 17, 2010 2 comments

Bling, a beautiful, pale gold palomino arrived the other day.  He came from the New Holland area from a horse broker and ‘kill buyer’ who takes horses to auctions and then the slaughterhouse.    I acquired Bling thru http://www.ac4h.com 

I am always surprised at the difference between my impression vs. the reality of the horse.   This is my 3rd horse I got this way.  You see a photo, a short video and an even shorter description of the horse.  Thats it.   Bling performed flying lead changes on his video and looked a little ‘high headed’ in his photo.  He looked quite regal. I was expecting a taller, lighter build horse that was maybe a little hot.  Bling came and he is as far from hot as can be!  Which is fine.  This horse is built like a tank,  (although he needs some weight), closer to the ground and is as laid back as they come.  I haven’t ridden him yet but will this weekend. 

So he was named Bling partly because of his gold color and partly because of his non-flashy attitude which is the opposite of what I think of when I hear the word bling.  

I took these photos the first day he arrived.  It was hard to get him NOT eating. Poor boy is still catching up with his fluid intake.     He had some dings and minor cuts but over all looks to be in good shape.  His hooves need some time and attention– they look short and with minor cracks.  My farrier will be here next week and I will ask him what he thinks this horse needs.  Maybe just good nutrition, regular trims and a supplement will be enough help.  He does not appear sore or lame thankfully.   He does need his teeth done.  I’ll get the vet out to do that soon.  Worming, teeth, feet, shots…. water and food.   Check, check, check.  +  Time and attention +  ‘Being a horse’ pasture time + regular handling and riding = a whole new animal.     

I’m kind of excited now that I see Bling’s personality…. I have been making great progress with Rhythm, another rescue, using her as a trail horse so now I am imagining a couple very nice trail horses.   

I often would get requests from people wanting to come over and ride.  My arabs are sweethearts but they don’t take kindly to beginner rider’s.  Its funny how this risky way of acquiring a horse has given me what I needed.  I know I could of  just as easily gotten a sick or lame horse– that kind of goes with the territory (and Bling is too new for me to know all about him yet).     But it looks like I got some really nice horses– which makes me sad for all the horses that don’t get seen or bought privately.  What a shame.  I think of the ‘higher’ purpose of things.   These horses have a much higher purpose than to be food…. I already have several kids lined up interested in meeting these horses.   Even for the lame and sick ones there is value in caring for these too- I have had several horses I knew would never be ridden again and got so much out of taking care of them and seeing them improve and be happy.   It seems to meet this need to nurture and care for something and since horses are so honest in their reactions you get this immediate feedback of how you are doing.  In our fast paced techno world the earthy, daily work of caring for them is very grounding and healthy.   That’s how I see it anyways. 

Enough blabbing– here’s the pretty boy!  Expect to see many paintings of him!  I love his coloring and his classic face….. those eyelashes are too much. 

E-bay listing link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330442534953&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

If the listing has expired you can also search artbysuesteiner2010 and see the current listings being offered for sale.  many of these have proceeds going to various rescues.  Feel free to pass the link along or suggest rescues.  I am not affliated with any one rescue.  I am just an artist who likes to paint animals and rescue them!  This keeps my barn from overflowing– I have another outlet to help.  I hope you see it this way too.  thank you!

horse art, palomino quarter horse

Bling, a palomino rescue horse

palomino horse painting

Golden Boy and his Angels

colorful horse painting, abstract horse painting
Close up view of brushstrokes and texture

This painting was created while I was ‘fundraising’ for Bling and did not know if he was going to be safe or not.  I like to pick out a horse to paint from the list of horses in the broker’s program and use that for this project.  I am hoping to bring a face to horse slaughter and inspire people to remember them.  I also see so many people helping week after week– I thought a tangible, visible reminder of how they are helping the horses is nice.  It also, I imagine can be a conversation starter.  Hang it in your office and I bet people will ask about it!