For the past few years, I have been making paper clay portraits of endangered species in party hats. My theme, "The Going Away Party," is my disturbing and irreverent way of getting people to take a second look...and maybe read my captions. Some of our most beloved animals are in danger of extinction within our lifetime. This is outrageous! They are the victims of our greed and stupidity, pure and simple.
You can see all the animals and read more about them, along with what you can do to help in the gallery on my website: Click Here.
This Friday, my animal portraits will be on display for the first time at Oregon Art Supply in their little gallery in the back of the store. The opening is from 5:30-7:30 and there will be party favors for everyone! See their website for details: http://www.oregonartsupply.com/category-s/1961.htm
In conjunction with the show, I am teaching a two-day workshop on making animal portraits in paper clay at Oregon Art Supply as well. So you can bring your own image to work from (a favorite pet?) or I will provide nice images of rabbits or birds. If you want to work from your own image, be sure it is very clear with the face and neck sized to fit your substrate. Details about the workshop can be found HERE.
I hope to see you at the show or in the workshop! Thanks for caring enough to read this whole thing. If you email me and mention my blog, I will send you a FREE greeting card of one of my animal images.