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Regrouping in Order to do this Better!

November 5, 2010 2 comments

colorful cat face painting

I love to paint!  I love my rescue animals.  And I have discovered I love painting animals to help rescues!  I also know you love your rescue animals!  You feel passionate about saving animals.  And I also am pleased and honored to know you have enjoyed my artwork of the dogs, cats and horses!   I see a need for this kind of thing to grow and continue.

After several months of selling art on eBay and a few other outlets Save A Face was able to raise over $1,150.00 for various animal related rescues and therapies.  I realized that in order to do this right I really need to run it not as a hobby but as a business so it can sustain itself.  That way I can continue to paint what I like to paint.  People can enjoy collecting the art, the rescues can get some much needed money and this whole thing can keep moving forward.

So what I am doing is regrouping.  I am in the midst of streamlining some things in order to be more efficient and I am organizing this worthy endeavor in such a way that it can be self sustaining and have a greater reach.  So I am asking for you to bare with me while I do some nuts and bolts work behind the scenes.  My hope is to have this better situated with a well put together web site not long after the first of the year.

In the meantime I have put some artwork up on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtbySue.  The fees are less and the price is set, unlike on eBay but this is original art- one of a kind stuff here and 20% will go to the rescue of your choice.

I am excited to show you what I have in store for you but for now I need to just get it all in place.

 

I’ve Been in Mixed Media Kind of Mood!

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I had fun going back to watercolor and pastels this past week.  One thing that is good for an artist’s heart is to be able to mix things up!  That and for me at least being able to be with my family and animals.  The weather is beautiful and I am savoring this last bit of nice weahter before you- know – what.

Here’s some new art going up for bidding.

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I am SO Appreciative!

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

The last several months I have had the pleasure of seeing not only progress in the health and physical condition of my rescue horses but also am seeing major improvements in their emotional well being.  I can see they feel good and are happy.  The other thing these horses have done for me is bring some really wonderful people into my life.  I have made friends thru social media which has led to being able to make new friends in person as well!  I have horse friends again!  🙂  I have seen the horses bring a sparkle to some very special  ‘at risk’ kids eyes.  I have met a wonderful local horse trainer who is kind and knowledgeable and good with the horses.  I have friends across the country and even over seas who are helping promote Save A Face.  People are bidding on the artwork.  I am getting donations from other artists.  This is all so very touching!  We have passed the 500.00 mark for donations collected from eBay sales.  I know the rescues and therapy programs appreciate what all of you are doing.  Amazing how what might on the surface appear to be only about the animals is really good for the people too!  This makes me happy because I am not one of those animal rescue people who don’t ‘like’ people.  I would probably be rescuing people (babies and kids for sure!!!) if it wasn’t so much more complicated!  I like to think though now that in a way this people rescuing is happening too starting with me.

My daughter left for college and it is a very exciting, happy time but so bittersweet too.  I have braced for this time hoping I would handle the transition well.  I knew my daughter would do wonderful!  🙂  So I appreciate how  this project has brought a new focus and people to my life.

I wanted to share some photos of the horses taken today.

palomino rescue horse

Bling

arabian mare  equine artist

Me and Abbey

brindle roan horse

Baylie and Sue

art helping the wild mustangs!

Mustang

New listings up on eBay!  Search ‘Save A Face’ or follow this

link:  http://shop.ebay.com/artbysuesteiner2010/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Thank you!

The 3 Amigos, a beginning not an end

May 8, 2010 7 comments
horses from a 'kill pen'

The Three Amigos

Save a Face

As an animal artist I have a special interest in causes that help animals or victims of any kind.  I love fighting for the underdog and appreciate people who do the same. 
I had an experience recently of getting caught up in the beautiful, sweet faces of some rescue horses that did not get saved.  Often we don’t see the faces of those who were lost so my goal is to give a face to them and help raise awareness of horse slaughter.  As a portrait artist I am figuratively and literally drawn to faces so why not use that ability to raise awareness of the animals plight?  I was reminded of the power of seeing a face to move people…. we might be able to look away until we see the face and see the individual.   Once you see an individual than it is much harder to remove yourself from the tragedy of a lost being, whether it is a starving child in a third world country or an abandoned animal.  I want to capture those faces.  I have decided to take the emotions of feeling helpless and use it to do what I can to help.  
My first course of action will be to paint these beautiful young horses.  I will be offering the painting for sale on e-bay with the proceeds to benefit Another Chance 4 Horses.    I have another artist on board with this project who will be doing something similiar.  If you are an artist and have an interest in this project please let me know.  If you have a face and a cause you’d like attention drawn to please conact me as well.  You may post your info on my artist page on facebook  or leave a comment on this post.  My e-mail is artbysue@hotmail.com   
Thank you!
animal artist