In January 2014 I started a project: 30 Paintings in 30 days. I decided to paint dogs and to contribute half of all sales to the Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico. About half way through the month people started sending me photos of their pets to paint and I also painted several of the rescue dogs. It was a blast! I was able to make a nice donation to the rescue organization too. That made the experience even more fulfilling.