Hi friends of Art Colony,

I pray you are all well. I am hoping you will all join me in celebrating our wonderful , sometimes funny, cute, wild, dangerous and every other kind of animal that we celebrate this May.

Please show your support in any way that you can. Let the artist in you out and croak , cluck and tweeet away.

Happy June my Friends.  This month has lots of fun and celebrations for animals all around the world.

Especially Zoo and Aquarian.  Hope you will try all different kind of mediums for this topic.

National Animal Rights Day: 3rd June: Paint or draw any kind of animal you love as many as you want, the more the merrier.

Hug your cat Day: 4th June: We all love cats, they are so cute especially kittens, so have fun and share your love.

International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos: 8th June We need lots of Love for these most beautiful animals.  Just think of their horrible lives in a zoo when they are animals that roam far and wide and how frustrating it must be to be cooped up in a zoo with no space while free people stand and ogle.

National Black Cow Day 10th June: Cows are so cute in a funny sort of way especially in paintings, so MOOO over and add your contribution of a black cow.  You could try a negative painting.

World Sea Turtle Day: 14th June There is nothing more special than a turtle swimming underwater then making its way to the beach to lay its eggs in the sand. 

American Eagle Day 20th June I hope you will all be flying your beautiful birds in colours.

Animal Rights Awareness Week: 17th-23rd June Try to paint or draw, an animal of your choice that  is most deserving of notice in this category.  Think along Lab animals, Zoo animals,  critically endangered animals etc..

Fish are Friends 24th-30th June:  There is so much to choose from, I hope and pray you will bring a splash of colour to this week with something delightfully fishy.

National Pollinator Week: 18th June-24th, All those beautiful species of butterflies and bees and all other animals that help in the pollination of flowers and plants.

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lovely work Mary, she is lovely little princess or even a queen.  Your cats are amazing.

Mary I think I am going to try a frog, as the hopping frog day is coming up... That will be a bit of a laugh.  Some frogs are even small than the pinki finger nail.   How amazing is that.  Did you know that there are some frogs that do not hop?

A day late but a chuck for Sandi xx  Graphite 

wow now that is one really love chuck John.  I do not know about in the UK but Game Birding is quite a big thing in the USA, is this true?  I have seen some really wonderful looking Chickens.  I did not even realize their feathers can look so colorful.

Thanks for posting John, I still have to do a chicken... am busy with a frog.  Trying to anyway.

 Ok then Sandi here's a frog for you too (Pastel pencils)  xxx

Gorgeous kittie Mary but what else would you produce? xxx

Mary Rogers said:


Pastel on pastelmat.."Sittin' Pretty." 8x10. Life seems good for this cute cat. Not much to do but run the house. lol.
Mary Rogers said:

I sure like that frog John, great work, and superb reflection...



Sandi Vince said:

I sure like that frog John, great work, and superb reflection...

That was a 2013 frog, how about 2018 froggy froggy may I cross your golden river?

Another frog for Sandi.  This is a Tree Frog in coloured pencils from a photo by my buddy Sandy Scott

Its a 2015 Frog this time Sandi - maybe I'm working up to it xx  LOL 

now he is cute... you have to kiss many frogs to find a prince/ love the colours.  So vibrant

details are super John.

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