Saturday, it rained all day. Some sort of depression out there over the Bahamas caused it. We wondered if HH would go to the Black Cat Rescue benefit at the Art Gallery of Viera.
Of course, she went and so did the FLAT versions of me, Bugsy, and Knuckles. And guess who went with them to represent the on-line black cats.... do you see him right next to Knuckles...?
Yep... you're right. It was Stuffed Mr. Puddy (actually, that stuffed black and white cat used to be called Tux, but after I met Mr Puddy on line, I asked HH to rename him).
Here's a close-up shot of him....
Anyhooooo, we want to thank Mr. Puddy for going with the boys and posing for every picture with them. He's a great ambassador for black cats everywhere.
Without further ado, here are the best of the pictures that HH took and the story to go with them.
This is Sibyl Aloe. She's the president of the Humane Society of South Brevard, Inc. It's a no-kill shelter in our area. They are the ones Brian was blogging about a while back. They had an intake of almost 100 black and white cats this year. Anyway, HH talked with Sibyl and they do wonderful work. The people who attended the party brought her donations for the cats and to thank them for all they do...
This is Bobbi Q Brown. She's the artist who put out the publicity about the event and did so much to put it all together. She and HH work together to get the word out about all the events at Art Gallery of Viera. Bobbi is a watercolor artist. Check out some of her work...
Wooohoooo... this is J. Susan Cole Stone (we just call her Susan). Anyway, the boys have met her in person. Now you might notice that her Halloween costume consists of a beer can on the end of that wire thing. Well, Susan is going out to California to run in the marathon for the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society. She's been training and the beer can is her "carrot" ... she chases it down the road... HEE HEE... Anyway, Susan is a watercolor artists also. You just gotta see her work, too.
This is Helen Wheatley. Do you see the horns on her head? The boys thought they were pretty cool and want HH to grow some of those. They light up and blink on and off. Helen works in watercolor, mixed media and acrylics. She's always at the gallery... Always .... when HH stops by... Check out her work here.
So, this is Dij Pacarro... She's one of my favorites. You know why? Well, she's a fabric artist. In other words, pals, she makes quilts. And you know how I feel about quilts. Well, hers are deluxe and I wish I had had a chance to sit on every one of them. Check them out here.
This is Jeanette Drake. She's a watercolor artists too and she paints the most beautiful birds. Now, I know that many of you like to watch bird TV... Well, seeing her paintings is better than that, for sure. Check out her work here.
This is Rudy Pacarro. He's a potter... OMC, he makes the most beautiful pots. You can see a couple of them on the shelf behind us. Anyway, he's married to Dij, in case you noticed the names were the same. We just met him last night, but see how he smiles. We know he'd be fun to play with on the floor... Take a look at his work here.
And this is Suzan Brooks. She makes the most interesting things out of found objects and things that you can recycle. HH has taken a couple of her old applicances (like an electric mixer and some computer parts) to her for her artwork. She made that piece on the wall to her right and down. Pretty cool, huh... You will see some of her work here.
Those were some of the interesting people we met. The boys were looking for Jerry Hanzl and his wife Cher while they were there. Jerry's a digital artist and he and Cher have stopped by to meet the boys. Unfortunately, the rain ate his car, so he didn't make it to the opening party.
I know you're waiting to hear how we ran amok at the party, but we didn't get in any trouble. Of course we had Mr. Puddy there to set an excellent example for us... hee hee. They did have a big table of food for the party, but we were not allowed anywhere near that.
We were even good when the bird lady came with the real parrots. We did not try to chase them. And, the boys want to say that they had a wonderful time and want to thank the Humane Society of South Brevard, Inc for all the good work they do and also we want to thank the Art Gallery of Viera for putting on this wonderful art exhibit to help the animals. We think you are all super cool.....
PeeS: The real Bugsy is still a little confused and doesn't understand the Flat concept. He's still wearing his mask in hopes of attending the party. Oh well, at least he'll be ready for October 31st.