“I Have Never Drawn In My Life, But I Am Doing Crappy Pet Portraits To Raise Money For Charity” (30 Pics)

During the holiday season, so many people give back. It’s one of the most human things we have that distinguishes us from other beings.

You don’t necessarily need to be very rich to give to others. You just have to have the will to do so. And the story you’re about to read below is the living proof for that.

More info: Facebook | justgiving.com

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“I’m basically drawing crappy portraits of people’s pets in return for donations and have so far raised over $1000 in a few weeks for my local Homelessness Charity.” wrote Van Wolfwinkle.

“It’s all happened so organically without much thought or effort. A little over two weeks ago, I was making some “thank you” cards with my six-year-old. Whilst he was making his card, I just doodled a couple of pictures of our dog—they were really rubbish, I’m not an artist and have never really drawn in my life.”

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“As a joke, I uploaded the two pictures to my Facebook page with a jokey comment about Pet Portraits being for sale for just £299. No VAT. A friend commented asking me to draw her dog, then another, then another, and by the end of the day, I had probably drawn about five portraits and we’d all had a giggle in the process.”

“Then, after a couple of shares, I started getting requests from people I didn’t know asking for portraits. That’s when I set up the Facebook page Pet Portraits By Hecule and the JustGiving page which is raising money for my local homelessness charity, Turning Tides. I was having fun drawing the pictures, people seemed to enjoy laughing at them, and if we could make a bit of money for a brilliant cause in the process—great!”

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“My initial dream was to try to raise £299 (around $388), which was the price I had initially quoted as the price for my portraits. Less than two weeks later, and we have raised just shy of £1000 (around $1299), the page has nearly 700 likes, and I’ve been invited to display at a gallery! I currently have 70 or so requests for portraits, but the more the merrier!”

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“All the portraits are free! All I’m asking for is a donation to the charity and that can be whatever people can afford to give—I’ve had donations from £2-£50!”

“The only thing I ask is that unless people are happy to donate without expecting a portrait, they hold off until I have done their pic. Otherwise I’ll end up in a situation where people may donate without actually getting a picture (I’m trying to get them all done, but that’s looking less and less likely the more requests I get!)”

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Self-taught Artist Transforms Leaves and Weeds Into Tiny Woven Baskets

While most see plants as a key part of nature – there’s more than meets the eye!

Suzie Grieve of Foraged Fibres, is a self-taught basket and jewelry maker from Lake District, UK. She weaves miniature baskets as well as tiny jewelry using leaves, vines, and weeds. Coming in all designs, capabilities, and sizes, her intricate artwork illustrates the several capabilities of organic resources. Whether striped, checkered, or coiled in rows, each basket is a testament to Grieve’s patience and ability to adapt a traditional craft into an unusually tiny form.

You can buy Grieve’s baskets by means of her site, and maintain up to date with her latest creations by following the artist on Instagram. Thus, check out some of her best works in our list below. Also, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and an upvote on the ones you like the most!

More Info: Instagram | Website

#1 British isles-primarily based artist Suzie Grieve generates remarkable woven baskets out of pure materials.

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