Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Piglet & a Mousie

Here are my latest two. Their eBay auctions start tonight at 6:45 PM PDT. I hope you like them :-)!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silent Auction for the Bullet Fund

Heavenly Queen
12" x 12"
Acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas
(c) Robin J. Andreae

Bullet looking forward to his treat 10-27-20010

Sniffing the morning air 10-27-2010

Bullet's comfy spot -my work chair

We picked up bullet on Sunday afternoon. He's such a sweet guy, a real hug bunny. And yesterday, he had his first vet visit with Crestwood Veterinary Clinic. They ran some tests, gave him some new meds to help with his poor raw skin and paws and he got a lovely scarf to wear. He's pretty proud of it. The total bill came to a whopping $539.35! That's just the start to this poor guy's long road to recovery.

So to help the very dedicated and generous people of Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc., I'm offering the painting pictured above as a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Bull Terrier Rescue.  Here's how it will work.  Just email me with your bid. The person with the highest bid wins the piece. I'm accepting bid offers starting now and ending November 30, 2010. The winning bidder will be notified by email on the December1, 2010 and the painting will be shipped to you once payment is received.

I will also be adding new items from time to time for Bullet & Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc. They will be posted on a seperate page on this blog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy & Bullet.

Bullet in his happier days before his allergies

I've been pretty busy with commisions and haven't had time to do anything for my eBay auctions this week. But I should be on schedule for next week or maybe for a short 5 day auction ending next Sunday. I've also moved Samantha, the little witch mouse from Full Price into Auction. Her auction ends next Saturday. Plus, I'm getting ready to pick up our new foster Bull Terrier, Bullet. Poor Bullet's parents are having a tough time financially and can not afford his vetrinary care. So they surrendered him to rescue. I believe he has some severe allergy problems. But will know more once he sees the vet on Tuesday. I also get to house & crate train him. Hopefully that'll only take a week or two. So to help Bull Terrier Rescue pay for his vet bills and special diet, I'm planning to donate from some of my auctions to his care. I should have permission letter from Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc. soon. But in the meanwhile, if you see an auction with no charity permission letter, that means 20% will go to the Bullet fund.

Bullet's pic from a couple of month's ago

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

His poor little feet

Friday, October 15, 2010

My New Chimp

I just finished this little one for a commission. I did a few things different from my usual chimpanzees. I decided to give her a polymer clay face and hands. She's four way posable and sits at 4 3/4 inches tall. She doesn't have a name, yet. The hardest part was sewing the silly sock monkey. The sock material kept unraveling and turning out those tiny legs & tail was a real pain! But I always like to include a sock monkey with my chimps. I like the duality betwween the toy and the real. That's one of my fascinations with working with wool.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel Swish Your Bushy Tail

I just finished this little guy today. He kind of reminds me of the camp song "Gray Squirrel". I used to sing it back when I was a camp counselor for developmentally disabled adults and children. The song was complete with hand motions and tail swishing. It goes like this:
Gray squirrel, Gray Squirrel
Swish your busshy tail.
Gray squirrel, Gray squirrel,
Swish your bushy tail,
Wrinkle up your funny nose,
Put a nut between your toes,
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Swish your bushy tail.

There's a pretty funny website that has videos of people doing the gray squirrel song. It's

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Peace Felt!

I was so surpised when I received my package from my Peace Felt partner. It's really a lovely piece with lots of meaning! She also sent along some flower bulbs and angelica root. Angelica root is very special to me because it reminds me of a friend who passed away a few years back. He was a Pomo Miwok elder and angelica root is used in a lot of their ceremonies, especially ones that have to do with the bear. My friend's name was Bun Lucas. He got his name Bun because when he was a little kid he used hop around like a bunny. It kind of stuck. Bun is probably one of the kindest most gentle souls. He was always open to teaching people about his culture and spent a lot of time wildcrafting herbs for baskets and medicines. The bulbs I am sending to a friend of mine who has a very green thumb and who was also very close to Bun. I on the otherhand have a very brown thumb and live in the desert where lots of bugs and animals would find the bulbs to be tastey treats. We both worked on saving a plot of land that Bun and his people needed to gather Dog Bane used for making fishing nets. The area was very sacred to his people.

The pictures below are of the piece hanging from my fence. It's kind of weird. I never thought that I'd like chain link fencing. But the winds are so high here, it keeps my neighbor's patio furniture from blowing into my house!

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A Tiny Potbelly Pig, Unicorn & Another Mousie :-)

Here's my next group for this Sunday's auction. They all start tonight at 6:45 pm PDT. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two New Ones, A Little Bat & Another Skull

I've been just having the worst time loading pictures on to my blog today. It's taken me nearly an hour. It kept repeating ERROR 503. I finall was able to publish through my Picasa account. Go figure? Anyway, here are my next two. Their eBay auctions start tonight at the usual time of 6:45 PM PDT.