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Napster sincerely hopes that people viewing these images will enjoy them as much as we did in their creation, and that viewers will enter into the spirit of the exercise, as tongue-in-cheek and wonderful as it has been and continues to be.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Cheque in the Hand is worth a Bird in the Bush

Napster is delighted to report that he raised $650.00 for A Wing and a Prayer Bird Rescue. He had the cheque delivered to Janice Enright on Thursday. She was every bit as delighted as Napster. Possibly more so...

Along with the cheque, he sent a picture, just for Janice. When she first saw his work, this was the picture that 'jumped out' at her. She could see a loon, wings swept forward, rising out of the green water. Janice is world famous for her work rehabilitating loons (among other birds) and the loon Ebony Young became quite a local celebrity during his rehabilitation. (our thanks to Jerry Schmanda for the image of the loon with this post.)

The only birds in residence at the time were a pair of white doves, domestic birds that were found injured, and now need a home. Napster offered, but we felt it best to decline. He is doing well with his resolve to stop eating wild birds, but it's best to keep temptation out of paw's reach, we feel.

Janice had just released two woodpeckers and a bluejay back into the wild. She was up to her elbows in renovations to improve the Rescue Centre, so the money came in timely. This charity always needs money for the birds, and volunteers are also welcome.

Napster is very pleased that his fund-raising efforts have been so successful. It gives him great hope for the future. His new designs will be available soon.

We're waiting to hear how his art did for the Peterborough Rotary Auction last weekend; and coming up in February he has a piece in the Hamilton to Haiti Fundraiser.

He has been very honoured to be asked to donate his work to these worthy causes. After all, every little bit helps!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Barbados Bound

Napster is delighted to report the sale of one of his work's to a discerning collector in Barbados.

The ever popular Dolphins Chase the Moon was the selected work -- to complement the actual dolphins that romp past daily. Very appropriate.
It's not his first sale to the southern climes. Earlier, his Carnival Dancer went as a Christmas gift to the hotel L'anse Aux Epines in Grenada, to rave reviews.
He has another piece hanging in a lovely beach house on Siesta Key, Florida.
We're wondering if it's perhaps time for us to take a little southerly jaunt to see them in situ...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bluebird Singing

Another New Napster!
He has returned to one of his favourite themes -- birds and flight.
Look closely, for the beautiful delicate rendering of the bluebird.
We admire the selection of colours, how he has blended them into such huge, bold strokes, and then added the smallest of brush strokes for accent.
We think it's a winner, for sure!

New year, New Art

Napster is proud to present the two new works he created shortly before Christmas.
We're particularly impressed with the use of colour and accent in this piece, which he has tentatively titled:
Cat in Garden. (we're sure, from the spikey fur, that this is a sketch of his buddy Achmed!)
Try looking at it from different angles, and let us know what YOU see in here.
It is vibrant, full of life and action. Currently, it's only available in print form, but we should have cards out soon!