Anyway, if nothing else, it's at least time for all those holiday arts and craft fairs to start up. And that is exactly where I'll be today, as this is indeed one of my arts and craft fair weekends. This can make for some serious hustling and bustling, but it's also perfectly worth it. I sure do love the fun and creative and of course festive atmosphere of these events. What's more, I enjoy donating proceeds from my art sales to various animal shelters and rescues, and any chance to build up more donation revenue is a major plus.
Of course, I can't take all the credit for the arts and crafts I have to offer at these fairs. You know that scene in Cinderella, where the adorable little mice and birds are singing their little work song while making that perfect dress for their titular lady friend? Art time here at my house is a tad bit like that. Well, except for the fact that it looks more like this:
I have so many eager assistants during my daily arts and craft time, as this drawing for Athena's Caturday Art blog hop is meant to demonstrate. Honestly, art time simply wouldn't be complete without a few spills and one or two games of grabby paws. I'm pretty sure my kitties have themselves a nice little lair overflowing with pens and markers somewhere in this house. It's probably right next door to where the laundry gremlin hoards my socks.
In Thursday's post I mentioned a fundraising challenge in which my mom is participating, to benefit our local and beloved animal rescue group Hospice Hearts. I soon enough was made aware by some of our pawesome pals that, when they tried to make a donation, the fundraising site denied them the ability to do so. I just wanted to let anyone interested now know, therefore, that said glitch has been fixed and the fundraiser is back to full function again. Should you wish to donate, please click here.
And don't forget, if you make a donation and are interested, please email me your address and I will mail you a token of gratitude. (My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.) You can choose a bookmark, ornament, or refrigerator magnet made by me. Each one is made with lots of love and a fair amount of furry assistance (see above for illustrative detail).
Again, though, please feel no pressure or obligation to donate. Purrs, barks, and prayers can be just as useful and so very appreciated, by all furbabies awaiting their forever homes!
Thank you to all of you, all of our incredible furiends and friends out there, for being the amazing folk that you are!
Happy Caturday to everybuddy!
***Our Tip of the Day:
Please keep in mind that some artsy and crafty and other similar items commonly found in our homes can be toxic or otherwise dangerous to our furbabies. For example, glue, such as that known as Gorilla Glue, could pose a true threat to your cat or dog's health. Not only can such glues cause gastrointestinal irritation, but they can also expand after being ingested by a furbaby, leading to blockages and other serious issues. Of course, glue is not the only dangerous arts and craft item, though, as tape and certain types of paints and inks could also pose potential threats. Even crafty items such as string and ribbon and popsicle sticks could be dangerous to an overly curious furbaby. Therefore, when doing any hobbies such as arts and crafts, please always be cognizant of what materials are out and available to your furbabies. If there is any concern at all for potential danger, please remove the items of concern, or keep your furbaby away from that area altogether. If you think your furbaby might have ingested or in any way been exposed to a danger, please do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.