Our new meerkat painting!
Our new meerkat painting!,
originally uploaded by Kate O’.

Sorry, I’ve been meaning to post an update on the animal art auction and have been too swamped. Or lazy. But swamped makes me sound more important, I think, so I’ve been swamped.

Anyway, we won a painting! And not just any painting: a meerkat painting!

Karsten loves meerkats. All along, I was hoping we’d find a good painting done by meerkats. But the first few we saw were kind of disappointing. Cute, of course — it’s impossible to imagine meerkats painting without being nearly cuted to death — but each of the surfaces had very little pigment on it, so there wasn’t much to be cuted by.

But then we saw this one, and we both agreed it was wonderful. And the colors in it even complement the shabby chic aesthetic we’re going for in the bedroom. So we bid on it and guarded it throughout the evening, and we won it! For a lean $52 (the auction sheet stated its value at $90ish, and just for the frame and matte I’d say that’s about right).

So if you click through to the rest of the pictures on flickr, you’ll be able to see more of the animal art that was up for auction. It was really a fun evening. If it happens again and you’re local, you don’t want to miss it.

Our new meerkat painting!

4 thoughts on “Our new meerkat painting!

  • July 31, 2006 at 11:00 pm
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    will be allowed to view this fine work of art! Your own MeerKat Manor!

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  • July 31, 2006 at 11:10 pm
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    But of course! We’ve been planning to invite y’all by for some wine some evening anyway — now it can even be an evening of wine AND art appreciation!

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  • August 1, 2006 at 11:00 am
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    To go somewhere “hoping we’d find a good painting done by meerkats” is great. To actually find one is stupendous!

    Congrats,
    CeeElCee

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  • August 1, 2006 at 11:14 pm
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    Oh wow, you were at the art auction? I used to work at the zoo! I missed the auction this year, unfortunately. 🙁 No money for it, anyway. But that’s so funny, because I know the people who painted the meerkats’ feet. 😀 One of my good friends still works there, and she did the ducks. 😉 It’s a great piece! VERY cute!

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