Saturday, August 10, 2013

2 By 2 Rebuild The Zoo

In June 2013 the Calgary Zoo that we love and enjoy as a family was devastated by flooding. The Zoo's  32-acre island was overtaken by the mighty Bow River destroying the buildings and grounds. Although the Northern parts of the zoo are now reopened it will take years and the help of the community to restore the zoo completely. The Calgary Zoo is a place that is close to our family's hearts. As zoo members we visit on a very regular basis and we are heartbroken to see the destruction from the flooding. This summer we have really felt the loss as it is usually when we visit the most. With the kids off school going stir-crazy it is always a good way to do away with the "I'm booored!" that is heard all too often.

We have just recently been working on prints of some of our most popular work so that we can offer items that are in stock. We constantly have people after last-minute gift ideas and usually we are unable to give in to those requests because everything is hand painted as the orders come in. That will be changing in the coming months as we introduce a line of door signs, wall decor and growth charts that are prints of my original artwork. These items will be IN STOCK and ready to go and yes, we can still customize every item!

Even though we aren't quite ready to unveil our line of prints we felt this cause was too important to wait so, to you we introduce the very first print item - the Peek-A-Boo Monkey Wooden Plaque. These Peek-a-Boo Monkey wooden plaques are our way of helping out. From now until December 31st, 2013 we will donate $10 from the sale of every monkey plaque to the Calgary Zoo's 2 by 2 Rebuild the Zoo campaign.

These plaques are 8x8  prints on 1/2" thick Baltic Birch wood. They can be customized with a name or phrase of your choice. Unlike other items in our store, these plaques will be in  stock and ready to go. With four colours to choose from we're sure we have just the right one for your little monkey! 

At this time (August 9, 2013) we will start by taking Pre-Orders as we await the shipment of our reproductions. Once the shipment arrives in a couple of weeks we will carry these in stock indefinitely. 

What a great Christmas gift idea!