Miniature Art, Helping Dogs in Need

"Old Dog Dawson"
ACEO 2.5 " by 3.5"
India Ink, some White Acrylic, and Colored Pencil
All My Art Helps Animals in Need! This year I sponsor Old Dog Haven Rescue.

I often have the opportunity to paint small works of art that benefit animals in need. This particular miniature painting (ACEO) was created to help an old Labrador named Dawson. It's an honor to capture the spirit of an animal in need like this old dog and ultimately raise money (from the sale of the original miniature painting and prints) to help charities like Old Dog Haven Rescue. 100% of the profits from this little print will help ODH. Here is what Judith of Old Dog Haven writes about Dawson:

"Dawson came into a big shelter as a "stray" but we guess he was put outside when he wasn't wanted anymore - he has obviously been well cared or and used to being part of the family. He didn't move from his bed at the shelter for 5 days, didn't get a vet exam or behavior assessment and they thought he was too old and crippled to move. That made him an ODH candidate, but he pranced out of the shelter and into the volunteer's car with great relief. He's very healthy for his advanced age, though he has arthritis in his back and hips that limits his activity, but he's completely deaf and has that "old dog bark" when he wants to communicate. Dawson clearly is drawn to gentle school-age kids, will slowly march alongside with his head under their hand and a big smile on his face. We would love for him to have a "job" being a child's best friend but he is most welcome here for the rest of his life."

I am a co- leader for Art for Critters, which is a worldwide group of artists who donate a portion of our art sales to animal charity, (we've raised over $50,000 since 2006!) ODH was one of the two charities I raised money for in my fifth Run For The Critters  May 29th, 2013

Help me- Help Them!


Teresa said...

I love this blog...what a beautiful creature 'Dawson' is!!! Thanks for all you do :)

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Thanks so much, Teresa!!

The Beaded Pillow said...

Wow, Melody, Dawson really pulls at my heartstrings....~ Karen

Lou Belcher said...

I love the beautiful detail in the tiny painting. Remarkable.


Melody Lea Lamb said...

Thanks so much Karen and Lou. :)

M&M Studios Inc said...

this is beautiful!

Mare said...

I feel the Love you put into this painting...thank you...

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