Conservation Calendar

Want to print the calendar?

Full res can be downloaded here: January, February, March

It prints on one sheet of 11"x17" or two 8.5"x11".

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Want your organization's holiday added to our conservation calendar? 

E-mail: katy <at> daughterearth <dot> com

Subject: Conservation Calendar Addition

Include in the email:
-official holiday name

-link to event details

The e-mail must be received 14 days before the month of your event. So if your holiday takes place on February 21st. I must receive the request by January 17th.

Please share with friends or organizations that may be interested.

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ART ACTIVISM PROJECT: Rhinos and Pangolins

Attention Artist & Conservationists:

We are requesting your participation in a social media campaign to raise awareness against rhino and pangolin poaching. Rhinos and pangolins are being poached in record numbers to supply an increasing black market demand for their horns and scales (which are made from the same proteins as our toenails). On World Rhino Day we plan to speak out.  Join with us and lend your talent to support this important cause.

THE PROJECT BRIEF

Please draw either a rhino or a pangolin. Replace the rhino horn or pangolin scales with toenail / nail clippings. GROSS! We know. But that visceral reaction you just had... that is the point. These animals are being killed in masses so people can ingest horns and scales that are made of the same materials as our toenails. We want to gross them out!

A few simple rules:

  1. Please do not post until September 21st (the day before International Rhino Day). We want to flood social media.

  2. Our main focus for the artwork is Instagram so please post there. Square images work best on Instagram.

  3. At 9 am EST on September 22nd, we will send out an e-mail with a blog post that will be shareable to all other social media outlets (facebook, twitter, pinterest ect). If we all share from this blog post it will be the best method to get our project noticed.

  4. Please use all of the following hashtags (many are in Vietnamese and Chinese): #justGiantToenails #sátcánhcùngtêgiác #ourhornisnotmedicine #WorldRhinoDay #savethepangolin #穿山甲 #犀牛 #contete #contêtê #worthmorealive #CoP17 #DemandAppendix1

  5. Feel free to use your existing artwork and just replace/cover the horn or scales with nail clippings.

  6. Please share with other artists who may be interested in participating.

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RESOURCES:

SAMPLE ARTWORKS

SCANNED NAIL CLIPPINGS

In case yours are too short or you are too grossed out to use your own.

CAN'T DRAW?

No, problem. You can still help. Please download the top image and post it on social media with our hashtags.

Why it is especially important right now?:

September 22 is World RhinoDay.

September 24 is the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

September 24-October 5 CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) CoP17 is taking place. We need to demand better protection for Rhinos and Pangolins at CITES!

 

FOR KIDS? see this post

FOR MORE INFORMATION

see our infographic on Rhino and Pangolin Poaching

Rhino and Pangolin Poaching Information

I'm going to Surtex!

I've wanted to check out Surtex for years and this year it is finally happening! I will be exhibiting with the lovely ladies of Forest Foundry Art Collective. We will be at booth #726. Please come by and say hi or email hello@forestfoundry.com to make an appointment. SURTEX 2014 . MAY 18 – 20 . Jacob K. Javits Convention Center . New York, NY

Surtex 2014 Daughter Earth Flier

Surtex 2014 Flyer for Daughter Earth

Here is the work of the brilliant creatives in my art collective.

Surtex 2014 Forest Foundry Flyer

And the talented Zoe Ingram who will be at booth #317 with Lilla Roger's Studio.

Zoe Ingram Surtex Flyer

Noticing… diamonds are a girl's best friend

girls in diamond dresses 1. Catherine Campbell, 2. Jazmin Berakha 3. Lisa Congdon, 4. Elisha Smith-Leverock, 5. Little Doodles, 6. Laura Miss?, 7. Emma Leonard, 8. Peggy Moffit?, 9. Angeles Pena

I want a diamond rainbow dress.

see more diamonds

every Wednesday.. or every wednesday that i feel like it I’ll be post a new  art trends I’ve been “noticing…

please confirm the question mark credits if you know the sources!

Noticing... zeals of zebras

1. Woop Studios (also check out their Zeal of Zebras Book), 2. Vintage TWA airline poster, 3. Becca Stadtlander, 4. Aadmore Ceramics, 5. Charley Harper, 6. Miranda Skoczek

I tend to notice trends that are ideas that were already floating around in my head as something to create. This is yet another artwork I've been meaning to do.  It will be a small part of an upcoming project.  At least I have some excellent inspiration.

Sorry I've been mia. Life has been a little crazy. Hopefully will be back on track for at least my weekly post!