Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Carrot for You!

I was recently asked to do this year's Holiday Greeting Card for the Palo Alto Humane Society. As everyone knows, humane and ethical treatment of animals is a passion of mine and being able to use my skills in order to help my furry friends was an absolute joy!

Being a rescue animal theme, I based these particular animals on the pets from my childhood (all rescued from shelters or from the street) and few from the present!

PAHS assists in rescuing animals including dogs, cats, horses, birds & bunnies. I wanted to include as many of these animals as possible in a classic winter scene. I am always fascinated with inter species relationships and I was thrilled to find numerous photographs of horses paling around with both dogs and cats! I've seen horses on numerous occasions nuzzle the barn cats here in California and the dogs interacting with the horses I used to work with in Illinois. Animals are so great at looking past their own differences, too bad we humans can't always do the same.

5 comments:

Paula Winicur said...

I love this, Jen! Your style gets more refined and lovely with each new piece. Hope you, Dave, and Mattie are doing well.

Paula

Paula Winicur said...

I love this, Jen! Your style gets more refined and lovely with each new piece. I hope you, Dave, and Mattie are doing well!

JenKellerArt said...

Thanks Paula! I actually went back to watercolor with this one... it seems to have been a good choice! Thanks again!!!

Lindsey said...

This is wonderful! Can I please be first in line when your first dog book comes out?? So glad you did this project- it just shows how much you are continuing to master those pups!

JenKellerArt said...

Thanks Linds! You can be in my line first if I can be in yours!! ;-)