Art Fundraiser To Support Sookie & Jake's Recovery
$2,610 raised
104% of $2.5k goal
38 contributors
65 Weeks running

As many of you know, Sookie and Jake are the loves of my life. They've softened my grumpy guarded heart, taught me how to love and have a little more trust in this world. They will both be spending this summer in recovery and I am trying to raise some funds to support the cost during this time.

Sookie had a surgery on her left knee a few years back and has never fully recovered. She continues to experience mobility issues, pain and can no longer be by my side day to day. In addition my partner Jake will be undergoing surgery this summer and will be in recovery for 2 months.  The surgery will be happening in the US and all medical supplies will be paid for out of pocket.

ALL funds raised will directly support: Ongoing vet bills (x-ray/tests/treatment), medication and supplements, as well as medical supplies for surgery.

I don’t feel comfortable asking for help without providing something in return so I’ve added lots of “perks” as this website calls them. I am an artist so please take this opportunity to get some prints and shirts from me.  

WHY HYENAS?

Hyenas are perhaps one of the coolest queerest animals and you should celebrate them. "Hyena energy" is something I have coined to describe a type of connection that I have with others. It is a dark, queer, mischievous and rebellious energy. An energy that is seductive, chaotic, vicious, a little destructive but ultimately spontaneous, indulgent, compelling and dangerous. It is important to acknowledge that hyenas are recognized as magical, powerful animals in various cultures and traditions around the world. 

If Jake and I were an animal we would be a hyena. When we met Sookie she looked and acted like our little hyena from day one and continues to be the perfect addition to our pack.

To help raise funds to support both of my little hyenas, I've created hyena t-shirts and prints. My dear friend Eli Howey ("Uncle Eli" to Sookie "My Other Boyfriend" to Jake) has generously donated 31 prints for this fundraiser. Kiana (a.k.a., KRIVVY our “Foster Child” and “Sister” to Sookie) has donated 20 special edition art packs with 7 one-of-a-kind, handmade and protected stickers, 2 magnets and one 2 x 3 original signed drawings per pack. I'd like to thank Roya DelSol for donating her time and talent by taking photos of the prints and t-shirts.

Please support my little hyena family. ❤

NOTE

For those in Toronto we will be able to deliver prints and t-shirts or arrange for pick up at the Margin of Eras Gallery in Parkdale (1684 Queen Street West, closest major intersection is Roncesvalles and Queen). Shipping is included in the base cost of the perk locally. Any purchase of a print or t-shirt that isn't local will be $10 extra.

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$20 CAD + shipping
KRIVVY Art Pack
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"Spotted hyenas live in large groups known as clans. One clan may consist of up to 80 hyenas."

Each pack includes, one 2 x 3 original drawing, 7 hand-made one-of-a-kind stickers, and two magnets for your artsy pleasure. 4 x 6.
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$25 CAD + shipping
Hyena T-Shirt - Medium
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"Spotted hyenas are the largest of three hyena species. Brown and striped hyenas are the other two. Although hyenas appear similar to dogs, they are actually more closely related to cats."
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Hyena T-Shirt - XS
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"Spotted hyenas have good hearing and sharp eyesight at night. They are fast and can run for long distances without tiring. Packs work together effectively to isolate a herd animal, sometimes one that is ill or infirm, and pursue it to the death."
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Hyenas - Six Pack
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"Despite what Simba would have you believe, spotted hyenas don’t just scavenge for lion leftovers. Spotted hyenas hunt and kill in packs."

Print, 18 x 22.
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Hyenas - Trickster Family
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"In female-dominated spotted hyena clans, adult males are the lowest of the low. When the male hyena reaches sexual maturity at the age of two, he leaves home and goes to find a new group."

Print, 18 x 22.
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Spotted Hyena
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"Female spotted hyenas are more muscular and more aggressive than their male counterparts. This is because the females have three times as much testosterone in their bodies. As a result, spotted hyena societies are matriarchal."

Print, 18 x 22.
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Spotted Hyena with Flowers
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"Female spotted hyenas have a pseudo-penis that is basically an elongated clitoris. Some pseudo-penises can grow up to seven inches long, totally besting the average length of the human penis…"

Print, 18 x 22.
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$40 CAD + shipping
Eli #1
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"This species is very territorial by nature. Each clan defends its area from intruding clans. The home area of each clan includes a central den which is the center of all activities. Cubs are always raised in dens. Clan members meet in the central den."

Screenprint, 20 x 14.5.
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Eli #2
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"Spotted hyenas are mostly nocturnal by nature however; they often come out of their lairs during early-morning hours."

Screenprint, 20 x 14.5.
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Eli #3
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"Hyenas are smarter than chimps. A study done by Duke University showed that a captive pair of hyenas performed better at problem-solving and social cooperation than chimpanzees. During the study the hyenas solved all the problems in silence using only non-verbal signals for communication."

Screenprint, 20 x 14.5.
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Eli #4
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"Spotted hyenas are actually omnivores and they eat even vegetable matter."

Screenprint, 20 x 14.5.
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Hyena T-Shirt - Large
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"Hyenas don’t just laugh for fun. Scientists say that the pitch and the tone can give an indication of age and social status."
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Hyena T-Shirt - Small
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"The physical characteristics of spotted hyenas include – not so prominent mane, rounded ears, fewer nipples, spotted pelt and dual purposed dentition."
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