We’ve all come along way since I asked for volunteers to paint us a SwearPig!
Back in November 2014, I had this idea to reach out to the artistic community and see if they would decorate a SwearPig for our charity launch, with 85% (changed to 90%) of proceeds going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The response was overwhelming (and a little scary!) I had 67 enthusiastic artists want to get involved. I thought “Great! I can get 50 artists to decorate 2 Pigs each and get them numbered” Then I thought again, mainly about how much it would cost in Pigs, packaging, postage and time.” Due to starting off the business on a next to nothing budget, I opted for 10 artists painting 2 SwearPigs each.
From November to just now, I have liaised with all artists. They have all been brilliant by keeping me up to date with their progress. I have posted their progress all over our social media sites.
The results have been outstanding!
To date, I have had 19 pigs returned. It would have been 20 but 1 broke. Don’t worry! I went back to the studio and had another one made! Bless. Rachel is busy as we speak!
The auction will start on eBay on Monday 13th April 2015 at approx 7pm. Each auction will last for 3 days and end at approx 7pm on the 3rd day.
Click on the links below to go direct to your favourite SwearPig to follow its auction progress.
Auction start dates
- Monday 13th April – Sharon Stone #TigerPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-TigerPig
- Tuesday 14th April – Sharon Stone #SummerPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-SummerPig
- Wednesday 15th April – Jan Szymczuk #ZebraPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ZebraPig
- Thursday 16th April – Jan Szymczuk #CatWomanPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-CatWomanPig
- Friday 17th April – Nicola Read #BarracudaPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-BarracudaPig
- Saturday 18th April – Nicola Read #PenguinPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PenguinPig
- Sunday 19th April – Rachel Prince #IoniaPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-IoniaPig
- Monday 20th April – Jackie Walter #MuckyPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-MuckyPig
- Tuesday 21st April – Jackie Walter #PinkyPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PinkyPig
- Wednesday 22nd April – Tony Berkman #HammiePig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-HammiePig
- Thursday 23rd April – Tony Berkman #AbbiePig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-AbbiePig
- Friday 24th April – Kathy Spall #HeartCottagePig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-HeartCottagePig
- Sat 25th April – Kathy Spall #BorderCollieSheepPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-BorderCollieSheepPig
- Sunday 26th April – Ruth Gray #ICEPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ICEPig
- Monday 27th April – Ruth Gray #RockBottomPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-RockBottomPig
- Tuesday 28th April – Barbara Helm #ArtyPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-ArtyPig
- Wednesday 29th April – Barbara Helm #PartyPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PartyPig
- Thursday 30th April – Rachel Prince #StellarPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-StellarPig
- Friday 1st May – Swarez Modern Art #PigginWarmPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PigginWarmPig
- Sat 2nd May – Swarez Modern Art #PigginCoolPig http://bit.ly/SwearPig-PigginCoolPig
I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to you artists who were involved. This has been a huge success already and any funds that we make for Macmillan Cancer Support will be put to very good use.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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