Friday, March 12, 2010

A Place to Bark

Today I made a decision to do something to help raise money for A Place to Bark, Bernie Berlin's animal rescue retreat.  What I am planning to do is ask other artists to create one page in the medium of their choice to be bound into a book and auctioned off, I think, on Ebay.   All proceeds to go to A Place to Bark.  

I woke yesterday at 4 A.M. with this thought pounding in my head.  I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but have been so busy with other endeavors that I kept putting it on the back burner.  I now have a window of opportunity and made the decision at once to go forward with it.  I felt my idea was quickly validated when I received a call from Kathleen Dayvolt, a well known clairvoyant, just after contacting Bernie about my idea.  After speaking with Kathleen for quite some time and sharing my intentions, I felt a serge of passion stir in me and received instant positive feedback.  I am now very excited to proceed and think I know in what format to create it in.

After I make a prototype of the book to make sure the format will work, I will put out a call for art to help and pass on all the particulars and a deadline date.  I believe Bernie is at capacity right now and needs some publicity and extra financial help.  I'm sure the need is dire.

My heart is very full right now just knowing that I will be helping this cause.  I have a very strong passion and sensitivity for the animals and my tithing is always towards the animals and children.  I have 2 kitties and have been pining for a dog.  I will definitely be adopting from Bernie in the near future.

If you are reading this and are interested in participating, please let me know.  The more the merrier!  And, please pass it on.
My email address is if you want to contact me directly.


tanders said...

good luck with the book renee it sounds like a great project and Bernie has been doing wonderful work with the rescue for a long time, unfortunately there is always need so any bit helps.


pve design said...

bark, bark, yes, love to participate.
I illustrate so many creatures, my love runs deep for animals.

susan said...

hi. place to bark is a great cause.
just as a suggestion you might consider rescuing a greyhound. they are a lovely addition to home and studio. never having a dog before i did some research about this breed and was pleasantly pleased to see that a greyhound is a great fit.

julie king said...

good for you!! don't you find a need to give back to the world these days?!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Yea for you! I just came to catch up with you, say Hi and Happy Birthday, what beautiful grandchildren you have.