Sunday, January 27, 2013

M and L Hockman Ranch 1st Annual Artist Event!

I've been soooo looking forward to this day, Fellow Animal Lovers!

Today is the brainchild of the wonderful Kitty Hockman....owner/operator of M & L Hockman Ranch.  Her idea was to bring together creative, like-minded folks to make art of any sort for the benefit of animalkind.  The pieces were to be inspired by the Ranch and/or the critters that reside there.  You can read her description HERE.

Kitty wants animals to be helped so badly, that proceeds of the sales could be donated to any animal charity of the creator's choice.  The monies did not have to go to her facility! Gotta love her :)

Of course I decided I would give 100% of the sales of my piece to Kitty and her beautiful furry friends. I've gotten to know her and her brood at her blog and am just smitten by them all....

I mean look at Jax and Merlin up there with her....such handsome boys! 
...and this picture of Merlin with his mate Leona.....adorable!

I enjoyed reading through past posts and getting to know everyone better.
I saw this gorgeous guy and thought that maybe I'd paint Lucas (below) or Laverne and Shirley?

That is Shirley above.
Or maybe Pretty Meggie (whose name reminds me of my daughter Maggie).

Or Elvira, the hen with an awesome hairdo :)

I was taking notes and drawing quick sketches as I read each post.....and then I happened upon a photo that just instantly put me at ease.  Fi was just a kitten herself (less than 6 months old) when Kitty took her in as a feral cat.
Much to Kitty's surprise, Fi had a litter of 4 little black and white cuties not long after arriving.  I used a photo Kitty took of Fi (which I can't seem to find now) lying comfortably in her bed enjoying a ray of sunshine.
I couldn't help but think the whole concept poetic.....
A cat that once had no home, now finds a warm ray of light to bask in and a human to love her.  Kitty was her ray of light when Fi had none.....
This is a mixed media painting created on an 8 x 10 inch canvas panel.
It is entitled, "Ray of Light"
It is available in my Etsy store with 100% of the sale going to M & L Hockman Ranch. 
Also, from Sunday, January 27th to Wednesday, January 30th, I'll be donating 20% of all sales in my shop to the Ranch.  So, even if you prefer to purchase a pair of earrings rather than art, you can still help :)
....and, if you don't see anything in my store you like, Kitty has an Etsy store, too.
There are other Participants, as well, so please visit her site to see what other lovely items have been created for this event.
Well, thank you for sticking with me through this important post.  I'm so happy to use my art for a good cause...and to have Blog Friends like you to share it with!
Have a fantastic week....and please give your furbabies an extra cuddle from me :)


Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

So wonderful of you to help out like this. I love your Fi painting! I wish the very best for Kitty and her ranch. :)

Dianie said...


You are amazing!!!
I am in love with your art. This is a beautiful piece and created from the heart for such a good cause.

I went to Kitty's blog and my heart just swelled up. What a truly wonderful person she is :)

The animals are so sweet :)
The lil' goat Maggie, I want to take home, lol..

Have a great day.

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Hi Cameron! I LOVE your painting of little Fi. It's beautiful! I'm so happy you took part in the event. I posted my piece, as well. I hope that all the artwork goes to loving homes to help Hockman Ranch!!!!

The Hockman Girl said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cameron! Your submission of Fi is just gorgeous! And the donation of 20% on the rest of your sales is completely unnecessary, but so much appreciated. Gratitude and blessings to you from myself and the animals! <3 <3 <3


Fallingladies said...

Beautiful piece!good luck making lots of money for the ranch! I am sure you will!

Carmen Wing said...

Oh such a beautiful piece Cameron you've captured so well that wise look behind the eyes and the perfect kitty smile that they all seem to have. What a gorgeous post :-)

naomi orana said...

Love the photos!
Especially the horses,
the painting is wonderful -
so fun!
Naomi :-)

Magic Love Crow said...

This is very special and you created a beautiful painting ;o)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I cooed so loud and so often that poor Jacob woke up. This is a beautiful cause and even more beautiful beings ;-)

Jenny Blair said...

LOVE your animal photos.. funnily enough I am working on a goat piece that features a mischievous one just like the one you pictured! Such a gorgeous painting of Fi too,captures all the love and sentiment perfectly :)x

brandi said...

~a ray if light shines ever so brightly with love and kindness that lies within your heart...what a gift to be apart of something so wonderful...adorable my friend~

Treehugger_31 said...

Love this post! Seeing all of those beautiful animals just made me smile! Sweet! The Mama Cat and kittens made my day. Is there anything better???

Such a pretty painting Cameron! :)

Clare said...

Love all the little furries. What would life be without our animal friends. Love love the kitty.

Kristin said...

I adore you! This is SO cool - and your painting, well . . . just perfect! xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I lover your art and what a wonderful thing to do, my friend! Sending you some extra hugs!

Joyce van der Lely said...

how come I missed your last 2 posts ? This is GREAT Cam !!! what a great cause and you painted such gorgeous things ! xxxxxx

Jennifer Michelle said...

Yesss this turned out so beautiful! I was so excited to see what you came up with. So generous too :)

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