That’s a Wrap!

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My Buster’s Friends 52 Canvas Pick-Up event is in the books and I have to say that I am so thrilled with how it turned out. Every painting went to a new home and we raised in the neighborhood of 12 grand for Buster’s! This was the biggest give-back I have ever done (an original acrylic painting a week for 52 weeks) and it feels pretty darn good. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us. Your dollars are going to save many lives :-)

If you missed what this was all about, you can read more here and also see all the paintings as well: http://aprilmurphy.com/busters-friends-52-canvas-pick-up/

Doing my happy-tired dance today…

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Mardi-Art Coloring Books Are Here!

So I decided to create a coloring book with my illustration work and have all the money (every cent… the printing costs were covered by a few ads and generous sponsors) go toward the vetting and re-homing of shelter animals. It is 36 pages of coloring fun and only $10 per book. They make perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays. So go get yourself one or ten and know that your money will be much appreciated and allow Buster’s Friends Rescue to save many lives in 2014! They are available for purchase at www.bustersfriends.org.

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Paws for a Purrpose

I am so excited to be a part of this charity project. 40 Texas artists were chosen to paint 60 fiberglass statues of dogs and cats (Much like the “Cows on Parade”). They will travel the state from now through November. The online bidding process has now been opened up so if you would like a chance at one of my pieces or any of the other beautiful statues, here is the link: http://www.pawsforapurrpose.com/gallery.html

Meet A Purrfect InVESTment, A Woofwhile InVESTment, and Winey Kitteh. So happy with how they came out and very hopeful they will raise some good dollars for a deserving cause! Learn more info about Paws for a Purrpose here: http://www.pawsforapurrpose.com/

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A window into what inspires me…

On the right is a photo we took on our visit to The cat house on the kings last October. If you have not been there and you love cats, it’s an amazing place. The other day I ran past a bike leaning up against the wall and thought… “what a perfect place for a cat!” This afternoon I put those two things together…

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Love Me Some Kitties!

My next event is the Houston Cat Show on August 27th and 28th and I am “purrty” excited about it. I have never been to a cat show, so first of all, I am just looking forward to being immersed in “all things cat”…Also, I am thrilled that my artwork will be featured on the cover of the event program. :-) Continue reading

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