In a Facebook group that I am a part of all the member were given the challenge to come up with one idea or many ideas for artwork that gives back and helps promote awareness for a cause that is special to you…
I’m a huge animal lover. I created two series to help them. One to help the wildlife and all the wonderful species that are endangered. One to help cats and dogs in shelters. The animals that need it!
*I will donate 20 of all earnings from the Adopt. Don’t. Shop. Series to the shelter pets at Best Friends Animal Society and 20% of all earnings from the Aegis series to the World Wildlife Fund for the holidays.
I didn’t find this passion until later when I discovered my love for writing. My words were dark, later on, in my psychology class, I discovered I had an interest in mental health.
I created my Adopt. Don’t. Shop. Series a while in hope of spreading awareness of helping cats and dogs that deserve a second chance at life. I could go on forever about this topic. It really makes me angry that people think it’s okay to abuse pets. They are a part of the family as soon as you adopt them! Do you think it’s okay to abuse a family member? No, then don’t abuse pets! Seeing many stories on the news about pets that get left behind to die or get beaten because their owners thought it was okay… All of my pets were rescues, not from shelters but situations that weren’t that great. Did you realize 1.5 million shelter cats and dogs are euthanized each year??? This heartbreaking! Read more here.
My Aegis series has the same reasoning, animals don’t have a voice to speak up. Many beautiful creatures are on the endangered species list that shouldn’t be. They are on that list because of humans! Humans destroy their homes. Nature does have a voice but you have to listen. If you listen you will know that some of natures wonders are slowly dying. Did you know 26,500 of the worlds species are endangered??? This is also heartbreaking! Read more here.
My artworks for mental health and positive thinking finally has its own dedicated series. I created them to help end the stigma around mental health disorders. Everyone deals with anxiety or depression on some level. Most just ignore it, but some of us can’t! Mental health isn’t even talked about until someone famous commits suicide. When in reality 123 people take their lives every day!
Thank you for reading!