I just wanted to let everyone who lives in or around Connecticut know that another CowParade is coming to West Hartford, CT. Painting a cow for the CowParade is an excellent (and free) way to promote your work, so if you are interested go to their website (http://cowparade.com) and fill out an info request form. The deadline for the submission of your design is Apr 15th!
I highly recommend painting a cow. I did one here in Portland, OR and it was a lot of fun - especially the auction party.
I had to work on my cow in the living room because I couldn't get it up the stairs to my studio. Months later and over 3000 tiny oil pastel drawings of dogs, dog bones and dog toys decoupaged onto said cow later, I finally got my living room back.
The final touch on my cow was a big bone bonded to its mouth. I called it "All Beef Dogs".