I’ve never been the most artistic person with a brush or pencil. That’s probably why I’ve not signed up for one of the latest trends in fundraising in animal rescue – painting your own masterpiece of your pet like Project Pet. I could just see my own rendition – a calico inspired stick cat.
However, the trend has taken off and lots of groups have been hosting fun afternoons and evenings where pet lovers are painting their own artistic renditions of their beloved pet. They often may bring their own wine to help aid in the artistic process.
There’s been a wave of these lately. One of the next ones scheduled will be helping out the folks of Heartland Animal Shelter (the shelter that once rescued said calico inspired stick cat). Glenview’s Pinot’s Palette at the Glen hosts Project Pet on April 27.
If you’d like to take a shot at immortalizing your own pet, it’s very simple. Head to Pinot’s Palletes’ Website for registration details, sign up and email a high-resolution photo of your pet. Each photo will be set on a 16” x 20” canvas and you’ll do the rest – creating the great piece of art starring your beloved pet.
Cost for this event is $58 with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting Heartland Animal Shelter. Zapatista snacks will provided by Wags on Willow. Your photo should include just one pet. There are some great details here on providing the best photo to make your day a success. You have until April 20 to register and the event on the 27th will run from 3 to 5. There is wine and beer for purchase at this location.
I don’t know if I’m ready just yet to give this a shot. Maybe the stick tabby will be a tad easier to immortalize. At least my Pet Project will be uniquely me…even if it doesn’t look like any of the felines that grace our home.
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