from our friend, Donna Lorello
I asked Deb if I could do this and was able to offer up a commission slot for a painted frog with all proceeds going to Mr. Matsumura who is in Japan caring for the abandoned/homeless animals left behind after the tsunami disaster. Someone took me up on it and asked for the frog to be painted like a blue and black poison dart frog and I complied.
The piece is now done and the payment will be turned over in donation to Mr. Matsumura and his continued efforts to help the animals.
I was so happy with the resulting paint job that the inspiration carried over to a customized Breyer SM now a seahorse thanks to the ever talented Shawn McNeely (the Plastic Surgeon). The seahorse is staying w/me!
I’ll also be shipping off a few more frogs for 500 Frogs.