Julian draws Rudolph for HOP

July 27th, 2008 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound, Julian and Rudolph Lovers:

My nephew, Julian is starting his drawing right now! Here he is!

Please, have your child join the fun and draw a HoPper! It’s fun!

As most of my readers know, Susan Randolph and I are working on another fund raiser for the HOP. Here are the rules and instructions:

Calling All Junior Pupcassos!
Help us show the world that “Senior Droolers Are Cooler”

Have a child who loves drawing–especially drawing dogs? Want to help the senior hounds of HOP and have your budding artist’s masterpiece displayed in an online charity art exhibit?

Cat and I are seeking as many kids as possible under the age of 17 to create pup-portraits of the House of Puddles bassets and donate their creations to our charity exhibit & raffle (an idea inspired by the recent artwork created by our very own Limber Lou’s kids).

Kids are free to choose the HOPper they wish to draw as well as the medium they prefer to work in (crayon, marker, paint, colored pencilsit’s entirely up to them). Each original will be displayed in our online “Barkwork” gallery, and raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win these one-of-a-kind treasures (with all proceeds going directly to House of Puddles to support the senior bassets in Marilyn’s care). Only one entry per child please.


  1. Just visit the HOP Houndie Pages at http://houseofpuddles.org/HoundiePages.htm and have your kid(s) select the HOPper they’d like to draw. Remember, if you click on the name, there are more inspirational photos to spark the imagination. They are also welcome to choose one of the sweet hounds who have gone to the Bridge; their photos and stories are included on the Rainbow Pages: http://houseofpuddles.org/rainbow.htm.
  2. Please e-mail us at barkwork@verizon.net with the name of your child, their age and which HOP pup they have chosen to draw (so we can keep track and know how many wonderful artworks to expect).
  3. If possible, please have them use standard size (8.5 x 11) paper (card stock or construction paper is ideal) since we will be scanning these treasures for our online exhibit and they need to fit atop a standard scanner.
  4. When finished, please make sure the masterwork has dried completely (if necessary) before mailing, and package it carefully. It’s best to place a clean sheet of paper on either side and sandwich the artwork between cardboard so it is not damaged or creased in transit.
  5. Be sure to include a note with each artwork indicating the artist’s name, age and address and the name of the HOP dog they’ve immortalized (please avoid writing on the back of the artwork itself since the impression and lettering can sometimes bleed through to the front–and we don’t want anything spoiling these wonderful pup-portraits!). Only one entry per child please–so we can showcase as many kids’ art as pawsible.
  6. Send to: Barkwork, 228 North St NE, Leesburg VA 20176–to arrive no later than July 25.
  7. Important note: All submissions become the property of HOP and will be raffled to benefit the rescue. Some designs may be used by Marilyn for fun notecards or other promotional purposes, and by donating the artwork you are granting permission for these uses.
  8. Join us for an online gallery opening on Friday, August 1, and see each child’s unique creation on display! All kids will receive a special Artist’s Certificate thanking them for their contribution……………………………………………………. More Later, Cat, Julian, Chaps and Emma


  1. Masterpiece Bassets
    July 27th, 2008 | 11:54 am

    Julian, I know your drawing will be a masterpiece!! Have fun! Debbie and the Masterpiece Bassets

  2. July 30th, 2008 | 4:27 pm

    Hi Debbie! I cannot wait to showcase the finished product! It is sooo cute!

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