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Central & Gus Cards
Art & Joy Studios
About Central & Gus
I remember drives home from the family farm as a kid. I'd have my big rosy-pink binder open in my lap, writing down all the names of the animals I'd have at my very own rescue-sanctuary one day. While the farm may now be a memory, it is also the seed of my dreams. Henry David Thoreau wrote, 'If you have built castles in the air (or barns, as it were...), your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.’ I love to draw. It is almost meditative to pencil myriad tiny lines until a beautiful life appears on the page. The characters I draw are a part of an interwoven community, each with their own tale. These stories come together to underline the understanding of worth and value in every one and, from a larger perspective, the idea that we all have a gift that we must be responsible to, for our selves and our community. This is Central & Gus. To be able to build a veritable foundation from ideas on paper is a wonderful thing and we are so grateful to everyone that resonates enough to make this a reality. It is our hope that these animal drawings offer something special to you and, with a shoulder to the wheel and an eye to the horizon, as much support possible to animals in need. Currently, we donate a percentage of gross sales to animal welfare. Next step: our own sanctuary. So, here's a glance above and a big thank you to you...stay tuned….