I have been wanting to create a painting in honor of the millions of cats killed in shelters every year. I didn't want it to be morbid or dark, so I decided to use the bright, colorful style of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Those precious lives are lost, but they are not forgotten by me or any of the rescuers who do their best every day to change the reality of pet overpopulation and abandonment. Our hearts ache for each and every kitty, and we will continue to give them voices and fight for change.
This painting will be available tonight at midnight for the Spookytime Jingles update! It was done on a 16 x 20 gallery wrap canvas with mixed media accents...i.e. glittery cardstock leaves and hearts. 15% will be donated to spaying/neutering/vaccinating 2 feral cats through the TNR program in Lexington. Preventing unwanted births is the only way to end pet overpopulation and the deaths of so many adoptable, loving animals.