Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Need a good laugh?


For those of you who are unfamiliar with my painting of Nigel Buggers from Life With Dogs, start here to get the story.

After the auction, there was a demand for prints, so I made a limited editi0n of 40 with 50% of the total price going to the rescue group. What happened next has put a huge grin on my face that hasn't come off for weeks! People who bought the prints (affectionately called Flat Nigel) started taking pictures of him in funnier and funnier situations. There was even a celebrity sighting!

See for yourself:

http://lifewithdogs.blogspot.com/2010/04/witwinb-pt-2.html

(Be sure to click the link in the first paragraph as well, which will take you to more funny pictures of Flat Nigel's adventures.)

Words cannot describe how it feels as an artist to a. have people appreciate your work, b. see them having so much fun with it, and c. to know it's helped raise desperately needed funds for a very worthy cause (well over a thousand dollars so far, which includes donations, auction of the original painting, and print sales!)

This whole experience has been amazing to be part of. I can't thank Nigel's fans enough for their generosity, creativity and wonderful sense of FUN!

Much love,

14 comments:

Ima Fob said...

Thank you, Kathleen! We couldn't have had all the fun without you and your beautiful painting, and the prints you so kindly made for us. ;-)

Julia Guthrie said...

LOL!!! Oh man, what did you start? I love it... hehe

Life With Dogs said...

♥ to you for the idea! It has been so rewarding to watch this take off. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job!

Madi and Mom said...

What a fantastic post and we too are enjoying Flat Nigel's journey...we were especially glad to see that Elvis really has not left the bldg.
Madi and Mom

My Discworld said...

WOW. That is so cool! Your work has been everywhere!

Manon Doyle said...

Awe.... so cool! Great painting of Nigel!!

Alex93andme said...

Your work is wonderful! I've been following Life with Dogs and have laughed so much with the painting of Nigel everywhere!!! Absolutely wonderful!!! Debbie

houndstooth said...

We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Flat Nigel here! I'm not sure there will be any celebrity sightings with him here in the cornfield, though! You did a wonderful job capturing him!

Priscilla said...

I love the painting.
It's great that so many people love your work, your dog paintings are just wonderful and so full of life.

sam said...

Thats amazing Kathleen, made me smile)

First Draught Farm said...

LOVE IT.

Josie said...

Oh Kathleen...the love you spread through your paintings is so contagious...I just love it. You are just a gifted person. Thank you for sharing you beautiful talents with us. I feel very lucky to have met you. (sigh) There's a peacefulness in that too.

Jay Leno....I think we should try to get you on Ellen!!!

Wouldn't that be a hoot!

Much Love, woof! Josie

Sistertex said...

Good fun to be sure. Yep I agree with Josie - on to Ellen.

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

I just checked out the Life with Dogs link! Nigel is getting around, isn't he?

Who knew a print could have so much fun! I'm kind of jealous now!

-Dean