I will post another photo tomorrow but today, I would like to take the opportunity to make two announcements. If you look on the right side of the blog just under my profile, you will see two new icons..."My Dream Assignment" and "Paws for Charity". I would like to give some details about both. The most important one first...Paws for Charity.
Sara Harley, a fellow blogger has come up with a great idea for a Breast Cancer Charity. She is an animal lover and lost her mother to breast cancer. Sara has put together a book of animal photographs in a book and the proceeds will go to research for Breast Cancer. I am honored that she has chosen one of my photos...The Basset Hound...earlier posted on the blog for the book. Here are some of her comments concerning the book and the promotion:
What is "Paws for Charity"?
Paws for Charity was created several years ago by four women who ran dog businesses and used their businesses to raise money for breast cancer charity. When the group was started, I ran a dog biscuit business and sold a package called "Crunch for a cure". 100% of my proceeds was donated to breast cancer charity. Last year, I sold my dog biscuit company and Paws for Charity languished. This year, I decided to focus on fund raising through Paws for Charity through two projects. Two of the other Paws for Charity founders continue to sell their products to raise funds, and this year will be raising funds for different charities. Paws for Charity is not a registered charity but we do raise funds for registered charities.
What is the "Art Book Project"?
2009 is the first year for this porject. a 40 page book is being created using donated art and photograph images from the US, UK and Canada. The book features dogs and cats (and one teddy bear!) (the Paws part of the project) and all porceeds raised will be donated to breast cancer charities (the FOR CHARITY part of the project).
Why are you donating to breast cancer? Why not an animal charity?
My mom died of breast cancer when I was 21, so it's a very personal casue for me. I thought it might be unique to use the bond we feel for our animals and raise funds for a human cause.
What is the book going to look like?
The book is a soft cover book, 7 inces square and 40 pages long. It features the artwork and photography of 37 artists from the US, UKL and Canada. It will be published by an online, on demand company. This means that the books are pinted one by one as they are ordered and shipped out to the purchaser direclty by the online company.
I will post more info on the cost etc...once the book is available in April. If you feel so inclined, you can click on the pink icon and it will take you toe Sara's site.
The second icon..."My Dream Assignment" is a contest I entered yesterday. The contest is being offered by Microsoft and Levono( a laptop maker). The winner of the contest will have their "Dream Project" funded. If you click on the icon, it will take you to my "Dream Assignment" and if you feel the project is worthwhile, it would be great if you could vote for me. On the left hand side of the "Dream Assignment" page is a button that says"Pic it" and if you click that , it will register the vote. As doubtful as it is that I would win (some folks already have 500+ votes)...I got started late and the contest ends April 3rd, It is fun to dream and give it a try. You have to sign in in order to vote to keep the voting fair. Sorry about the sign in hassle.
If you choose not to do either, that is fine...no problem. I just thought I would mention the two projects...One a very good cause and the other just a "selfish" dream!
Either way, stop back tomorrow and I will post another photo.
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