Featured Animal Finale - Roscoe P. Coltrain
Well what can I say about our buddy. Roscoe was boisterous, lovable, sassy and humorous. He weighed 70 pounds, stood 17” off the floor and had long caramel... Read more
This is the End....or is it?
This will be the last email regarding the campaign, with the exception of the final “Featured Animal”.I just wanted to thank you all so much for your... Read more
Address Change Since 2012
The printed materials are in! Everyone who pledged $15 and over will be receiving a 6"x6" calendar in addition to your rewards.
******IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS SINCE AUGUST... Read more
Featured Animal - Amber and Taffy, Part II
After Amber was lost to cancer Taffy, another golden retriever, came to live with our parents. Taffy had big paw prints to fill but paved a path of her own.... Read more
Featured Animal - Amber and Taffy, Part I
These two golden retrievers lived with my parents but at different times. They will be featured in one drawing but will be introduced separately. Two opposites that look alike, let... Read more
Featured Animal - Mexica
I received info on this featured animal a few months ago and was taken in by Diane's cat's ear. After reading about him it prompted an internet search to learn... Read more
Featured Animal - Teddy
Teddy was a lusciously colored cat with bright blue eyes and snow white whiskers. Brother to Lady who is featured in the “Cat Queen” Teddy was a bit of a... Read more
It's July 1st and I have a little bit of time to do a lot of things! The original artwork is going splendidly. I will have all... Read more
Featured Animal: Mr. Phox
Elsa wrote me an email about her cat, Mr. Phox and all I have to say is....wow! She did all the work for me and even added a video of... Read more
Featured Animal - Jack and Jerry, Part II
This post is to honor Jack’s best friend and feisty sidekick Jerry. As you will read Jerry is a dynamo ready to take action which compliments Jack’s solitary silent persona.... Read more
Featured Animal - Jack and Jerry, Part I
Jack and Jerry will be featured together in one painting but I have decided to give each their own post. There are just too many good things to say. So... Read more
Featured Animal - Trixie
Trixie was one of the first personalities to visit my inbox when I requested photos from my portrait backers. As you will see from the pics Roxanne sent she is... Read more
Farewell to My Muse
Last weekend we said goodbye to Roscoe. He will be the last featured animal in the series of animal posts but for now I thought it appropriate to honor him.... Read more
Featured Animal - Seymour
Seymour was my springboard for the backed animals. His photos show such great expression and Catherine’s choice of historical character was one of my top picks so I was ready... Read more
Featured Animal - Eris
Eris is a free spirit with a tendency for goofy playfulness, the compliment to Veit’s dignity and protective nature. The following is about the antler chewing, stuffed green spider squeaky... Read more
Featured Animal - Veit
Catherine is the proud human of two absolutely gorgeous German Shepherds. Each one will be portrayed for Catherine but I felt it was only right to give them each their... Read more
Featured Animal - Fenris
For the next 8 months I will be featuring animals that are backed to be drawn or painted. Amazing stories accompanied each batch of photos I received and they are... Read more
The End to a Fantastic Year
I am very thankful for 2012. It was a year of discovery, support and surprises. This project and all of you are a big part of the success... Read more
Here are some progress shots for your entertainment. The following images are all works in progress. In addition to what's being shown I have an Elvis portrait, Kubla... Read more
I have finished up ML Jobs and will be revisiting him during the last few months. It will be important for me to revisit all the portraits just to make... Read more
Animals From History - The Beginning
I have some updates on progress that I would like to share with everyone. I'm a big fan of bulleted lists so here it goes...
•Big Cat Rescue received my... Read more
We did it!!
Thank you to everyone for making this possible! I am humbled and elated. I received much more of a reception than I originally anticipated and I have YOU to thank... Read more
HOLY COW! It's amazing!
I'm over 10,000 with 30 minutes to spare! Why not....I'm going to throw in another original painting to be raffled if I hit 11,000! Tell your friends!
The Final Stretch!
I cannot tell everyone how excited I am to have met my goal. I never expected to see so many supporters. I am truly humbled by this experience and am... Read more
We Made It!! And now for the final 32 hours...
We made it to 101% thanks to ALL OF YOU!! I'm so excited that we have time left and in celebration of this wonderful goal I am unlocking one more... Read more
Click HERE for the full survey update.
It looks like the owl and wolf need a place in the book too. Any suggestions on the historical characters they should be?... Read more
Final Incentive and 57 Hours to Go!
CleoCatra has been claimed and is no longer available.
Thank you to all my backers and supporters! We only have 57 hours left so spread the word! Below is the ... Read more
Yo Philly! Day #3 Incentive - Our Phounding Phather
Last night I ran a few Philly incentives on Facebook that involved the ever loved Tastykake. Backer #76 will receive 3 boxes in addition to the pledged award. Why 76?... Read more
Day #4 Incentive - Mary Skunk Shelley
Mary Shelley has been claimed and is no longer available.
Mary Shelley was the saucy writer who dreamt up Frankenstein. Her and all her writing buddies were the equivalent of... Read more
Day #5 Incentive - Everett and Anna Fitzgerald
The Fitzgeralds have been claimed and is no longer available.
Star crossed love is not reserved for humans. The San Diego Zoo had two snow leopards, Anna and Everett, that... Read more
Day #7 Incentive - ML Jobs
ML Jobs has been claimed and is no longer available.
Apple has named their operating systems after wild cats and the new one is no exception to past practice. Mountain... Read more
Day #8 Incentive - Saint Lennox Barnes
St Lennox has been claimed and is no longer available.
Many are aware of Lennox's story and if you are not click here to read a little about it. In... Read more
Day #9 Incentive No. Two - Skip and Rufus Wright
The Wrights have been claimed and are no longer available.
The first one went fast so I have sketched another. The next backer to pledge 250 or over will receive... Read more
Day Nine Incentive
Frida has been claimed and is no longer available.
The first person who pledges 250 or over receives this sketch of Frida Kalhocelot in addition to their rewards! It measures... Read more
Here is the link to my interview with Philly's NewsWorks Tonight.
This is also available on podcast as well. Just search for NewWorks Tonight and find the... Read more
Bruno Final Painting
I sent Bruno home with my client a few days ago and I'm happy to report that he was a happy man. Below are some close up shots of the... Read more
Tonight I will be featured on Philly's WHYY's "NewsWorks Tonight". We talk about "Animals From History"! The time is 6pm-6:30pm. Be sure to tune in!
Also, I have updated... Read more
Bruno the Brave Digital Stage Complete
Bruno is now ready to go onto the final stage of the painting. I will print and mount him on wood and then oil paint and/or collage. This provides the... Read more
I've been getting some terrific suggestions on the survey and just updated the choices. Thanks for participating everyone!
To check on the current stats you can CLICK HERE. I... Read more