Friday, June 10, 2011

Exciting News!

Gonna talk about my alter ego now.  Y'all know I have been working with my local shelter taking dog pictures.  In fact, look at this precious boy I took a picture of yesterday....


I could have stuffed this guy in my shirt and snuck him out!  So 4 Paws Project has been doing very well.  My shelter rocks and they are so supportive of me.  


But get this...4 Paws has gone international!!  I was contacted by a photographer in Calgary AB if she could be a 4 Paws photographer for her local shelters and rescues!  How awesome is that?!  After I quit doing the happy dance, I told her "of course!"  So now I have a 4 Paws Project Calgary.  You can find it on Facebook, along with my 4 Paws Project.  She is just getting started and I wish her all the luck.  Now we are looking for other photographers in other cities/towns willing to volunteer at their local shelters.  I never even thought about making a 4 Paws network until now.  Maybe we'll have 4 Paws Projects all over!


AND...I have teamed up with Painted Paws Pet Portraits.  This awesome lady is digitally turning my photos into works of art.  She has my permission to sell them and a part of the proceeds goes directly to my shelter!  We are discussing tee shirts too!  


How cool do these look....










You can find Painted Paws Pet Portraits on Facebook too!  We are trying to get a canvas company to either donate or give us a discounted rate for printing.  We want to hang some in the shelter's lobby.  It's a work in progress.  But I'm very excited.


AND...I ordered 4 Paw Project silicone bracelets.  Will be selling them for $2 to anyone interested.  All proceeds will go to the shelter.  They should be in next week or so.  I'll post a link on the side bar once I get it set up.


My only purpose was to help the animals at the shelter by taking better pictures, I never thought it would go this far.

15 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow, this is so awesome! You are doing a fantastic thing!!

Whit said...

I'm going to have to talk to the shelter in my town about this, maybe we could get linked up with y'all!!!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Congrats! This is wonderful - hmmm wonder if our local shelter would be interested..... Congrats again Kit!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Oh by the way - the portraits are STUNNING!

Shirley said...

Wow, talk about gaining momentum! That is wonderful that your passion for your work has blossomed into a network of like minded folks, all doing their bit. Those portraits are really nice- of course, she had good photos to work from! and I hope they sell really well.

Rachel said...

That's way cool! So glad for it all!

threecollie said...

They are spectacular! You do wonderful work!

lisa said...

Now that is awesome!! Congrats to you.

That Janie Girl said...

Those are beautiful!! What a great idea!

How long does it take you during the week?

I have a full-time job, and travel quite a bit, but I might think about doing the same for our local shelter...

cdncowgirl said...

Awesome! I had been kinda thinking of asking you but was too shy lol. Can you shoot me an email on the details? Not sure if my local shelter would go for it but it's worth a try :)
Email is cdncowgirl at gmail dot com

Gail said...

I knew from your first photo, this would be a continuing success story. Thank you!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have loved this idea as long as you have posted about it. It's a wonderful thing that you are doing.

And deep in the back of my mind, I was thinking when we finally move...maybe I could do that too.

So glad to hear that it's really working.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Samantha said...

You're doing such a fantastic thing for shelter dogs!

Patrice said...

That's such a neat thing to do! The pictures made from the photos are awesome. My daughter, Neighgirl, told me to check out your blog and I'm glad I did. Drop by my blog for a visit if you have some free time.:)
Patrice
www.everydayrurlty.com

CTG Ponies said...

How awesome!!