Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Pug drawing up for auction


I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks. My mum had to be rushed to hospital and after a stay of a week and a half and a pretty major operation she is home. Much relief all round and I no longer have to spend each day at the hospital. Just a visit every day or so to keep her in groceries and sanity I think!

One good thing that has happened though is that my Pug drawing is up for auction. Saffron on the Hill in Victoria, Australia, is a pug and animal rescue/refuge. A friend of mine loves pugs and introduced me to SOTH earlier this year after a visit she made to them and she filled me in on the wonderful work they do to rescue badly treated dogs.

I drew the Pug especially for them to auction to raise money. To quote their FB page “Saffron on the Hill Dog Rescue Inc is a Not-for-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs. We fund our work through the sales of our dog accessories, auctions, fundraiser events and through voluntary donations.” Please check out their website, blog or Facebook page.

Pug, 2013

Pug, 2013

I believe it is only open to Australian Residents and will be open until the 25th August. The auction is happening via the SOTH Facebook Page. Here is a link to the auction if you’d like to take part. It is for a really great cause.

UPDATE: 26 August… The painting went for $700 so I’m really happy. They’ll be able to buy a lot of doggie biscuits with that!



Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

11 thoughts on “Pug drawing up for auction

  1. So sorry to hear about your mom, Elaine! I hope she is recovering well!

  2. Sorry to hear about your mother, Elaine. But great news about the auction. Your finished piece is adorable and really brilliant! ( make sure you set a good reserve!) xx

  3. Good cause, fab pug painting! Hope your mom is feeling better.

  4. Hospital’s are definitely the kind of place you want to avoid. I hope your Mum is on the road to a quick recovery!
    Always love your work ;).

    • Thanks Guy. I spent those two weeks at nepean just down the road from you 🙂 Mum is doing really well but feeling restricted as she has been told she can’t drive for 6 months, something the govt has brought in for older people apparently after some kinds of major surgery

  5. SO sorry to hear about your mum, it must be hard on the whole family. Wishing a speedy recovery and sending healing thoughts her way.

    Fantastic news about your wee doggie – brilliant!

    • Thanks Cindy. She is on the mend, slowly but surely. We are lucky she is very fit for her age and is recuperating a lot faster than the docs expected.

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