This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, August 31, 2009

High Hope Hollow by DeepKneeOriginals

It's inspired by the summer with its sun and growth, birdsong, various critters (around my yard lots and lots of lizards, turtles, snakes and deer... as well as the Carolina wrens, bluebirds, cardinals, nuthatches, and owls) and all the wonderful goodies from the garden. The bright, vivid colors in the painting express the joy, vibrancy, and absolute life of the season.

I have two rescue dogs and a rescue cat who are the best pets ever! They love country living and are wonderful companions on walks through the hills and woods (yes, my cat accompanies us from time to time). I participate in the Forsyth County Humane Society biannual fundraiser, Art Unleashed, which raises money through art for the various programs of the Humane Society as well as upkeep and care of the animals housed there.

I also sing in a band and we like to play for fundraisers for causes/organizations that are important to us, including the Humane Society and the more local Animal Rescue of Stokes County. A percentage of the sale of most of my animal-inspired items in my Etsy shop goes to either my local Animal Rescue or the EFA charity of the month.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kitty in the Window - an ACEO by LolaLynn

Kitty in the Window is a print of my original acrylic ACEO painting. The little black kitty is welcoming the start of a new day as the sun ascends. Each print is over painted by me making it an unique variation of the original. No 2 are exactly alike.

10% of the purchase price of many of the items in my shop goes to EFA's charity of the month. Other items in LolaLynn's are designated for donations to Etsy for Charity (EFC) and Abandoned Wild Baby Animal Resue (AWBAR).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Vintage Autumn Sunshine Ring by mvegan5

Fun, unique ring made with vintage findings and an adjustable copper toned ring base. Front piece measures about 1" around. 10% goes to the EFA animal charity of the month.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Celestial Spoon by Lacewood

I think this spoon fits the theme perfectly, as it is an image of a shining sun - stir a little sunshine into your cooking and brighten any meal or any kitchen!

I have been working to raise money through the sales of many items in my shop for Little Miracles Rabbit Rescue. They recently were able to raise the money to insulate the roof of their building to cut down on their air-conditioning bill, which is a great long-term money saver for them! They are in Florida where it gets pretty hot - and bunnies don't tolerate heat well, so air conditioning is a must! I am very proud of all of the work they have done in refurbishing their new shelter this year, and all of the bunnies they have found forever homes for! But as always, there is much more work to be done, and many more bunnies to help. They're doing a great job.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Orange Cat print by animalsincolor

The orange cat seems to fit very well with the "Let the Sun Shine" theme, both in its bright sunny colors and in the description I had created for it. I live in the Tuscan countryside and, besides giving donations to local animal shelters and associations, together with my young veterinarian neighbour Carlo (such a blessing to have him near when my cat and dog need urgent care!) I tend to the local wildlife, feeding the birds and offering food and shelter to wounded animals. Have a great sunny summer! Sebastiano

Friday, August 7, 2009

Mimosa by TheModDog

This collar is bursting with bright yellow and gold sunshiny goodness. Its whimsical 1" traditional buckle collar features a golden yellow and orange circle design on brown nylon webbbing. It also has a strong plastic side release buckle and a D-ring for attaching tags. All collars are fully adjustable and triple stitched at stress points to prevent breaking and prolong durability.

I volunteer for the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue ( in Atlanta, GA. I help out with adoption days, transport dogs, and also donate collars and a portion of my sales to this rescue. I also donate collars to other rescues, like Boston's By the Bay

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Orange YOU glad I had some Sun today 5x7 digital archival print by aktie9

This is a tiger lily blossom taken up close, with a macro lense on my digital camera. I have these in several other shades in my flickr account, for other options. Seek Aktie9 on flickr.

I donate 10% of sales from my etsy shop to charities. This summer I'm giving 100% of the proceeds on my Polar Bear photos to the to help with the resident Polar bear, Kenda and her care.

I also do some work with rescues, getting the word out, passing messages along to folks. I fostered a dog for two years, I've given rides to dogs needing to get to safe havens. I have two rescued dogs, of my own. One I found on the city streets, one I adopted via .

I'm also pairing up with a person I met through the Plea for Bea Fund drive, and Facebook, to make a group on facebook, possibly elsewhere that rescue minded folks can join along with all the rescue organizations. This way the rescue people can get the word to the rescues, and rescues can get messages to folks who can raise money for them, send messages to their friends and so forth. It's a effort to get across helping others idea, and to make it easier for us all to network and band together. It will likely be called S.N.A.R.E AKA: SNARE - Social Networking Animal Rescue Ethic. It's still in the preliminary stages so I will defenitely let EFA know when we've got it up and running.

Monday, August 3, 2009

4 inch square Acrylic Cat Painting by haleyshandmades

This tiny cat painting measures 4 inches square and is 3/4 inches deep and is varnished. I used acrylic paints on canvas. The image is of my orange tabby cat sitting in one of our windows at our house with the sun shining in on her.

It's not necessary for it to be framed because the edges are painted a very dark brown and has a d-ring on the back to hang. If you don't like the look of the D-ring showing, you could tie a ribbon on the ring so that it is hidden while hanging.

I donate 5% or more to local animal shelters and rescues.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

ACEO Desert Sunrise original watercolor by MyUnrulySun

My house faces a mountain range, and when I let the dogs out in the morning (before I crawl back into bed) I like to stay a minute and look at the sun peeking up over the mountains. I love how it looks like it's spilling "liquid sunshine" down the contours of the hills, like a river of light. This is my more colorful interpretation of that view.

This ACEO is pen and watercolor on matboard. This is an original, OOAK, not a print!

I co-run a non-profit called Feed the Beast (find us on Facebook!). We started out trying to foster cats, but we ended up keeping them rather than adopting them out, so now we sell products to raise money to donate to other area animal rescue groups and to fund emergency health care to stray animals. Example: my husband saw a dog who had been hit by a car sitting in the middle of the road. Everyone was driving around it instead of helping. So he picked up the dog and took him to the ER vet an hour and a half away and Feed the Beast was able to pick up the tab

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunshine Fun Vintage Baby Animal Crib Size Quilt by faeriegood

I machine embroidered these wonderful vintage baby animal motifs, 9 in all with top quality Isacord threads made in Germany. There's a puppy, kitty, calf, lamb, kid, turtle, piglet, duckling and bunny. In all there are twelve blocks so some are repeated in different colors. The piecing for the quilt is done using many different pastel child prints of 30's all new reproduction quilt shop quality cotton fabrics. The backing is soft orange and creme print so it will work for girls or boys. Warm and natural 100% cotton batting was used for the middle layer. It has been machine quilted using meandering, stitch in the ditch and several different decorative quilting stiches, all done with nylon thread so as not to distract from the beautiful embroidery.The double fold binding was hand sewn for the best possible finish.It measures 52x38 inches.

10% will be donated to EFA's charity of the month.