Saturday, January 1, 2011
If you have been following Bunny's Blog for a while, then you're probably familiar with my friend Vicki Boatright a.k.a. Bztat. Vicki is well-known among the twitter and facebook community for her fabulous pet portraits. What you may not know about her is that she is also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who has worked as a child and family therapist since 1991.
Vicki's latest project combines her artistic talents, her love of animals, and her interest in helping children and families affected by abuse. It's a public art project that's designed to increase awareness about the connections between animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence. Research has shown that when animals are in danger, many times women and children are also in danger.
The purpose of Okey’s Promise, named for a small rescued cat, is to create artworks that will be prominently viewed in the community to generate interest and awareness. They will be positive in nature, and their purpose is to remind us of the riches we have in helping those who are most vulnerable in our society.
Vicki recently kicked off a fundraising campaign using Kickstarter. From now until January 27, you can make a pledge to help fund this project. You can also help by sharing the link on twitter, facebook and your blog. Please help make Okey's Promise a reality!