A project spawned by my love for my own 2 PitBull "Babies"... Most of the dogs featured I have stumbled upon on the pages of the internet. Links to their stories will be included for further information. Art items are for sale in my ArtsyBullies etsy shop... Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Bully Rescue/Organizations.
Please do not duplicate any of my art without my permission, they are all copyright ©Jamie Schwartz visit Jammerdesignz for my tattoo portfolio and other work. "Art is the Pits, Artsy Bullies by Jamie Schwartz" is a registered Trademark. Please do not use any images without my consent.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Picture Frame plaques, acrylic on wood. 2 display options, either hang on wall or stand on a hard surface!
These 2 plaques are being donated to Pinups for Pitbulls to do with as they please. So keep an eye out for them maybe at an event sometime soon! An Auction perhaps? As I know more I will let you know!
Speaking of events... I have decided to be less of a hermit this year. (This may not mean much to you, if you don't know me... However let me assure you it IS a big deal!) Also being that I am in this year's 2011 Calendar as Miss October a bunch of these ventures will most likely include some sort of benefit/fundraiser for PFPB. I support many rescues, however I am honored to be part of such a great bunch of ladies!!!
For the 1st outing, I will be helping at the Pinups for Pitbulls booth at this year's Philadelphia Tattoo Convention on Sat & Sun (2/5 & 2/6) At the table, I will have some of the featured Art is the Pits Plaques for sale. Proceeds will be donated directly to Pinups for Pitbulls!!! There will also be some buttons and zipper pulls for sale!!!
The 2nd outing I have planned will be on the 19th of February at The Note in West Chester PA. The event is "A Second Chance at Love" a fundraiser to benefit Pinups for Pitbulls!
Here are the details!
142 E Market St, West Chester, PA
Doors: 8pm Starts: 9pm
$10 adv/$15 day of show, 21+w/ID
Visit The Note website for tickets! http://thenotewc.com/
*Burlesque & Sideshow acts *Punk & Rockabilly Bands *Silent Auction * Raffle *Pinups for Pitbulls Merchandise & 2011 calendar *Pin Up Girls & more!
Little Darling, PFPB Founder (Backhand Burlesque, PA)
L’il Dutch (Dutch Oven Burlesque, DC)
Maria Bella (Gilded Lily Burlesque, MD)
Candy Mayhem (Backhand Burlesque PA)
Marla Meringue ( Sticky Buns Burlesque, MD)
SIDESHOW BY: The Olde City Sideshow
MC: Hot Todd Lincoln (DC)
Wrath of Typhon
The Handsome Petes www.myspace.com/thehandsomepetes
Top Soil www.topsoilpunks.com
Swig Bartending and Events
To donate items for raffle or auction, email Events@pinupsforpitbulls.com
This has been such a great journey for me! Over the past year I have really been blessed to meet many wonderful people in the rescue world! While I feel I am not nearly as active as they may be, I feel I can do my small part here on the sidelines, creating art, sharing stories and donating much needed funds! I am really looking forward to what the next year has in store and I hope it's as rewarding! I intend to live a life full of positivity... There is no room in my world for the dramas than man can sew. &hearts
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
3x3 acrylic on wooden plaque.
Winter is the first in my "Bullies de los Muertes" series... A part of this blog that I will tribute to those pups who never made it out of the shelter... If you think it's morbid please go read up a bit on the Day of the Dead holiday.
This is a way that we can celebrate these dogs forever... While they are running freely on the Rainbow Bridge
Here is Valerie's story about Winter... Inevitably she was the one that inspired Val to start getting really active into animals... just this year the 19 year old formed the Princess Buttercup Foundation.
"Winter was a deaf Pit Bull at a kill-shelter in NJ. She was at the shelter for a few months before anyone showed interest in her. She was a wild-child on the leash; she liked to play Tug-O'-War while you were walking her for the first 30 minutes or so. But, eventually I was able to teach her that that was not going to be tolerated anymore. :) She was full of life, but was dog-aggressive, which kept her behind shelter bars. Whoever originally had her, probably didn't know much about Pit Bulls, or even more so... deaf Pit Bulls. Deaf Pit Bulls are like any other dog; they need love and training. The only difference is they learn through body language and touch. They don't need to hear to learn. They are just as smart and just as good as any other dog could be, but pay attention better and are more aware of their surroundings. They can see more than other dogs possibly could, they feel the vibrations around them, and feed off of the energy surrounding them. They are great dogs. Winter was a great dog. However, two people decided to take her life away from her and broke a promise they made to Winter. Working with and knowing Winter was an absolute pleasure and life-changing experience, but losing her was an absolute tragedy. It was a losing battle trying to save Winter. The Two Big Bosses who demanded Winter be killed had their minds set and nothing would change Winter's fate. Winter will always have a spot in my heart. She will always have a spot in the volunteers' hearts who also tried helping Winter break out of the shelter. She has taught me to NEVER give up on a dog, no matter what people say and no matter how many people doubt you. She has given me an appreciation for deaf dogs. She has inspired me. I love you Winter. May you rest in Doggie Heaven, where you are surrounded by love and peace."
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
3"x3" acrylic on wooden plaque
Meet "Buka" is it wrong I love saying his name? BukaBukaBuka! I saw his face last week and put the picture on my desk top.. I have been looking at his sweet face everyday. He is too cute! He also is listed as URGENT in Philly ACC...
Here's what they have to say about Mr. Buka:
***"Buka (11879521) is an adult pit bull terrier mix. Buka was found running the streets of Philadelphia and found by a police officer who brought him to the shelter. Buka showed no interest in cats. He did well during his dog meets, but he did best with a very friendly dog. He avoided the dog that was obnoxious and jumping all over him. Buka already knows sit and is very treat motivated and would do great with an owner who will teach him basic obedience. Buka is a very sweet boy who needs a new home. Do you have room for him this holiday season?
Other Pictures of Buka:
These animals are located at Philadelphia's animal control shelter, ACCT. They need immediate adoption or foster care.
ACCT is located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave and is open 365 days a year. Please check www.pspca.org for hours.
To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message"****
Here's hoping that his life isn't cut too short due to being in the wrong place...maybe you know someone who is interested in this beautiful boy!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
3"x5" Acrylic on wooden plaque!
AAAAAAaaaargh, matey! Here be "Pirate" as I was lurking around today, looking for my tuesday rescue pup...I found his picture on the Bully Breed Rescue page while I had already printed the photo and ran a few errands... thanks to a bunch of networking, by the time I got to painting "Pirate" he was in the process of being sprung from the Brooklyn AC&C!!!! Thanks to Urgent Part 2 for posting far and wide, he was happened upon by his soon to be Foster mom!!! Hooray! This Pirate's tale doesn't end in the gallows!!!
This is what was listed under his photo:
Pirate came to the shelter on 12/24/10. The medical staff feel he is around seventeen months old and weighs in at a healthy 51 pounds. He also did a really good job on his shelter behavior test getting a rating of “Mild”. Pirate is handsome, charming, and he is great help! When the volunteer had trouble with a kennel door, he immediately came to her rescue! Nudging the volunteer gently with his head as if asking "can I help?" Pirate helped opened the door and proudly walked into to play with all the snow he found in there. Pirate seems to be loving to all dogs. He had to greet each dog with a wagging tail on the way out, and although it was during the afternoon hours, our Pirate walked very nicely on his leash calmly and controllably. The volunteer also found Pirate to be very loving, attentive and affectionate. He has oodles of kisses to give and has a magical calming effect about him. He really believes this could be his year – please lets help him make sure it is. "****
If you would like more information on "Pirate" please contact Pibblesnmore. if that link doesn't work you can also try this one to their fanpage: PMAR