The Lively Ladies, a local group of artists, has launched a Postcard Project for the benefit of the Humane Society of Knox County. Their postcards, created from original animal paintings by the artists, are available through October.

The cards are available in two packages, either six individual cats or six different animal themes. Currently, the cards are available by mail order at $6 a packet plus $2 shipping and handling. They may be ordered directly from The Lively Ladies, P.O. Box 267, Lincolnville, ME 04849. Checks should be made out to “Stell Shevis, Lively Ladies.”

The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville and Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Searsmont, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven; and, in Waldo County, Stockton Springs, Morrill and Northport.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to