Saturday, April 05, 2008

Meet JADE and...

Meet our new family Member JADE, adopted from The Animal Protection Society at Southern River. A wonderful shelter for cat's and dogs that my darling mum and dad has been involved with for about 10 years or more. BOY! have they been part of the driving force that have seen major changes for the place. New kennels and outdoor runs for the dogs and new housing and kitten sheds for the cats.So much work goes on behind the scenes to network looking for donations for food and bedding which local business are supporting with great enthusiasm.
My mum works tirelessly for this cause both at the refuge and behind the scenes.It's known by all that if she left the place would fall down !
If thats not all she now foster cares for SAFE which has seen quite a few little faces staying for a few weeks to a few months in their home.It stands for SAVING ANIMALS FROM EUTHENASIA and another great cause for animals.
Finally finishes this canvas for my gal pal which is finally in her hot little hands.Texture paste, gel medium transfer and fiddly bits all in the name of good fun.
Tried my hand at doing some copper etching and lets just say Ive learnt lots through mistakes. This was the best piece and will definatley have another crack at it.

Off to Miss Saigon today for the arvo session with my mumsy.How wonderful that grandad is coming to take my two girls out for lunch today. A super day for all as master 16 is off to act and direct in preparion for the school drama festival while hubby is in Darwin.BEAUTIFUL !

14 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Dawn-WOW!!! You're amazing. This copper etching is absolutely gorgeous. I bet your friend was so thrilled to receive such an exquisite gift, lucky girl.

Suse said...

I just discovered your blog - what gorgeous artwork you create! Just absolutely love this canvas - lucky pal - brilliant and very interesting copper etching and so adorable Jade!

Ev said...

Love the cat, did he spot you in your PJ's LOL. That copper looks great. Rather nice canvas too.

Jen Crossley said...

WOW Dawnie Love your new works and how cute is your Cat!!!
Crozza

Julie H said...

Hehe Ev's comment has me in hysterics!!! So glad Jade finally got to show off in public.

You know I LOVE my canvas - and I WILL photograph it today, or perhaps I will just steal yours!

Copper etching is definitely on my list of things to do so Dawnie I want all your hints and tips onthe weekend.

Natalie B said...

Such a gorgeous kitty kat :-) and so lucky to the Thomas's as her adopting family. lvoe the copper etching, i too would love to know any hints tips and how you did it?? maybe a tutorial is in order... take care and enjoy your day. Natxx

Jacky said...

Mmmm... copper etching, looks good Dawnie! As Nat said... maybe a little tutorial for your friends??? You're such a talented gal and always trying out new techniques. Love sharing your adventures in art Dawnie.

p.s. Miss Jade is just beautiful and looks very relaxed.

Carrie said...

Love the etching - I've been playing with exactly the same all weekend, its addictive. Love your canvas in the post above too - fabulous texture and depth to it.

Jo Wholohan said...

gorgeous texture on this peice dawn and gorgeous cat :))

Patti G. said...

Dawnie,
First, Jade is beautiful and congrats on your new family member! <3
ALSO, ooooooooooooo your gal pal must be in heaven! What a gorgeous creation her! That is just plain STUNNING!!!!!!!! Wow!
Hugs,Patti

sammy said...

Dawn, I am flabbergasted at how awesome your canvas piece is! Love it all!

dogfaeriex5 said...

jades eyes say it all...what a lovely thing to do, the animal kingdom thanks you and so does my pack!! lol....i think black cats are just a little magical, our black girl ~wilma shows up in a blink and disapears in the same moment..magic!
xox

vivian said...

looking great dawn!

Zuzu's Blog said...

oh wow .. what beautiful work you do.. what a stunning blog! .. i happened upon you through visiting lindas.. I am so glad i clicked the link now.. OOOOOO ! off to nosey around!