I started oil painting in 2020 during the pandemic; I took several on-line lessons from artists that I’m following on Instagram. I’m exploring ways to use my art to make an impact and help people and animals. I’m sending these painting to Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary in hopes they can sell/auction them to raise money for the animals.
Morty was the animal that first got my attention, he’s the big, pink “looker” that lives at Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary with the rest of his curly-tailed friends and Todd Friedman in Parksville, New York. I love pigs and this unique pig pulled me in! Arthur’s Acres rescues and rehabilitates animals in need.
I’ve learned so much about pigs and different pig breeds by watching Todd’s posts. I like to watch the pumpkin parties, strawberry parties and carrot parties etc. that Todd throws for his residents:) Watching these intelligent animals makes me smile and watching Todd and his helpers take care of them warms my heart!
Here is the link to Arthur’s Acres: https://www.facebook.com/arthursacres/ and arthursacresanimalsancturary.org
I’ve used the photos of Pitchfork Warrior, friend of Arthurs Acres for my paintings.
Q: Who is the smartest pig in the world?
Q: Why did the pig cross the road?
A: He got boar-ed.
Q: What do you call a pig with laryngitis?A: Disgruntled.
Q: What do you call a pig who won the lottery?
A: Filthy rich.
Q: What do you call the story of the three little pigs?
A: A pig tale.
A policeman in the big city stops a man in a car with a pig in the front seat.
“What are you doing with that pig”” He exclaimed, “You should take it to the zoo.”
The following week, the same policeman sees the same man with the pig again in the front seat, with both of them wearing sunglasses. The policeman pulls him over.
“I thought you were going to take that pig to the zoo!” The man replied, “I did. We had such a good time we’re going to the beach this weekend!
Q: Why should you never tell a pig a secret?
A: Because they love to squeal.
A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a pig sitting next to him.
“Are you a pig?” asked the man surprised.
“Yes” the pig replied.
“What are you doing at the movies?”
The pig replied, “Well, I liked the book.”
Q: What do you call a pig that’s not fun to be around?
A: A boar.
Things have changed for the Three Little Pigs, fairytale characters extraordinaire, they’ve got the world by the tail these days! Long ago their nemesis the Big Bad Wolf was caught and jailed for stalking and destruction to private property. The pigs now live together in a posh condo with a doorman to keep out the riff-raff.
After the traumatic stalking episode with the Big Bad Wolf, then trying to collect from the insurance companies for the destruction of 2 of their houses, the lawsuit the wolf laid on the pigs for getting hurt on their property and trying to rebuild their lives again, the fairytale gig didn’t suit the pigs anymore. So, the pigs joined the circus and became the Flying Piginski Brothers, high-wire acrobats!
The Flying Piginski Brother’s Act has become a swine sensation , the pigs are really “on top of the world now!” Who Knew?!
Moral of the story: Embrace change!
Fairytale Footnote*The Three Little Pigs are needle felted from wool, they are posable and they have glass eyes. The pigs range from 6.5″ to 7.5″ tall. I’ve updated their story with a modern twist, but the Three Little Pigs has always been one of my favorite classic fairytales! I guess we all like it when the underdog wins and the bad guy gets what’s coming to him, aka: karma rules!