Monday, February 11, 2013

February's Nibblefest Art Contest Theme: "Domestic Animals"

Our next round of the Nibblefest Art Contest begins in just over a week....!
(on the 20th)

The theme for February is    
"Domestic Animals"

Linocut Print by Nibblefest Artist, Phare-Camp Fine Art


(a.) of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family
(b.) tame, not wild

What animals best describe this description...? 
 You guessed it:  PETS

For inspiration this month, please consider the following quote by

 -Nick Trout-
 (author of the book:

'Tell Me Where It Hurts: 
A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon')


“....It may be a cat,

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Penny Lee Stewart

 a bird, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Patience (of Art of Patience)

a ferret, or a guinea pig (or even a rat...???)

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

but the chances are high...

...that a pet will be there to pick up the slack. 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Valerie Jeanne

Pets devour the loneliness. 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Deb Harvey

They give us purpose, responsibility, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Lynn Dobbins

 a reason for getting up in the morning, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Diane Ursin

and a reason to look to the future. 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Sue Taylor Perez

They ground us, 

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Meredith Driscolll

help us escape grief, make us laugh, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Heather Sims

and take full advantage of our weakness 

Painting by Nibblfest Artist, Lindi Art

 by exploiting our furniture, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Christine Streimer (of CES)

our beds, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Janelle Dixon (of Dixon's Art)

and our refrigerator.
We wouldn't have it any other way. 

Art by Nibblefest Artist, Kathy Clemente

Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life --

they can be trusted, 

Painting by Nibblfest Artist, Christine Streimer (of CES)

they keep us safe, 

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Fran Brooks

and they sure do smooth out the ride....” 

Art Print by Nibblfest Artist, Phare-Camp Fine Art

~ Nick Trout, 
Author and Veterinarian


Wont you consider joining us for this month's Contest...?  

Painting by Nibblefest Artist, Tammy Gulat

When, starting on February 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to present their own unique and one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme, 

"Domestic Animals"  


(Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents -- fun for artists AND collectors....! 

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.  For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
or check out the information on the side of this blog....)

(*Please note: The art by Nibblefest Artists featured in this post represent past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)