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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mermaiden 9x12 Original Oil Painting by Throughtheforest's Shop

This lovely mermaiden lives in the sea and plays by the sea! This listing is for my original oil painting titled, "Mermaiden". The piece is painted on a 9x12 inch staple-free stretched canvas. I've painted the sides of the canvas, so there is no need to frame, it is ready to hang!
100% of the sale of this painting ($20) will be donated to EFA's charity-of-the-month, the Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary! I love to support animal charities and am excited to donate the sale of this painting to this month's charity. I have been an animal welfare supporter for many years and have been bringing stray animals home since I was a child. I currently have two dogs and five cats, most of them are rescues. One of my most exciting volunteer positions was helping save the Gulf Breeze Wayside cats three years ago. There was a colony of nearly 50 feral cats who lived at the Wayside Park in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The city council made the decision to remove all the cats to clean up the park. All of the cats were scheduled to be picked up, taken to the pound and destroyed when a group of concerned citizens got together and over three months were able to capture, vet-check, vaccinate and spay/neuter all of the cats and find them homes. Every single one of the cats was rescued and adopted out! My contribution to this effort was setting up, maintaining and donating the cost of the wayside cats website that helped all of the cats find homes. This was the most rewarding and meaningful volunteer effort I have ever been a part of!


  1. Beautiful artwork, perfect for the challenge, and wonderful work helping animals! Thanks for being part of EFA :)

  2. Lovely painting - and thank you so much for all you do to help animals!

  3. What great colours. Definitely fits "the sea" challenge!


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