Customer Kate Fundraises for Her Kitty + An Open Call for Art

We often find ourselves bragging about how cool our customers are — seriously, it’s all, ‘Guess what Eliza said on the blog today!’ or, ‘Maria from the Make the Cut Collection was so rad. I love that we sell her designs on the site!’  What’s awesome is that our admiration often does lead to joint collaborations, or — even better — new friendships, too!

Nova Scotian ModCustomer @kate_leth of web comic Kate or Die! conjured up the idea to sell the above print to fundraise for her kitty’s surgery. Our Twitter gal, Martha, discovered the print during her daily rounds, fell in love, and personally purchased one to support Kate’s kitty. Kate later drew Martha a little thank-you note for the feline lovin’!

UPDATE: Just so you know, we are not longer accepting submissions. We are so grateful for your beautiful works and your enthusiasm in this project! Thank you!

And, speaking of collaborations, here’s something for you to noodle on. We’d love to see more of your artwork – it may end up as part of an upcoming stylebook or Pinterest contest! Feel free to send us your finest illustration! Here’s a few deets:

  • The best way for us to admire your submission is for you to photograph your work, making sure its evenly lit by natural light. You can also scan your work. Just make sure the image you send us is high-res.
  • Email us the image as an attachment to you@modcloth.com.
  • At this time, we are looking for 2-D illustrations only. Please, no photographs unless they are of your illustration. Please, no photographs of 3-D artwork.
  • Our master plan is still somewhat in the works, so if we like your submission, we will email you back as soon as possible with more specifics!
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Laura Vrcek

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.

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13 Responses to Customer Kate Fundraises for Her Kitty + An Open Call for Art

  1. julia 06/13/2012 at 11:27 am #

    I love this idea and I would love to submit a piece. When is the deadline for submitting?

    • Angela (ModCloth) 06/13/2012 at 11:35 am #

      Thanks for asking, Julia! If possible, having something into us by June 20th would be fab. At the very latest, the end of the month. Can’t wait to see what you have!

  2. Eliza 06/14/2012 at 7:07 am #

    Aww….shucks. :) Thanks for the mention, guys!

  3. Joanna 06/15/2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Ummm it can be ANything?? or cat related???

    • Angela (ModCloth) 06/18/2012 at 12:14 pm #

      Hi,Joanna! It can be anything! If you feel strongly about cats, feel free to send a cat illustration, but we’re not specifically asking for that. Thanks!

  4. Lauren 06/19/2012 at 9:10 am #

    Can we send in two different pieces, or just one?

    • Angela (ModCloth) 06/19/2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Lauren, you can send 2 if you like, but we will only pick one should we decide to go with your work. Thank you!

  5. Ruzanna 06/22/2012 at 3:02 am #

    I just found out about this! I just emailed a file. Hopefully, submissions are still open!

    • Angela (ModCloth) 06/22/2012 at 10:43 am #

      You’re good, Ruzanna. Thanks!

  6. ModCloth 06/22/2012 at 10:43 am #

    UPDATE: We are no longer collecting submissions for this project. Thank you to everyone who submitted your beautiful work!

  7. julia 06/22/2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Awww that’s too bad! I really wanted to do it. I hope there’s a next time :)

  8. Sabina 06/23/2012 at 5:05 am #

    Aw man sorry I missed this too. Sounds like fun–especially since I’ve already done a few illustrations inspired by my favorite Modcloth designs. And I love that you guys were supporting a customer’s work. Kate’s kitty pics are adorable. Hope she raised the money her baby needs.

  9. Jackie 06/23/2012 at 10:26 am #

    Hope you guys got mine! Can’t wait to see what you have planned.

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