Thursday, 30 September 2010

Butterfly project

If you would like to spread the word....
(Double Click pic , and then you will be taken to blog for sign up & more info)

A project underway called

"The Butterfly Project"

hosted by The Holocaust Museum Houston in Texas, USA.
Their mission as follows:
The Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust,
remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy.
Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides,
we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

The Butterfly Project mandate is to remember
the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished as a result of the Holocaust
by collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

In Spring 2013, these butterflies will then become a break-taking exhibition
to serve as a memory of this event.

Can you imagine?
1.5 million children translated into 1.5 million butterflies....?
If you wondering why a butterfly, the project is based on this poem -

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....

Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.
It went away I’m sure
because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.

For seven weeks I’ve lived in here
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Written by Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on Sept. 29, 1944.

Would you like to be a part of this?
Join in and make a butterfly?

We'll call it ....

The Butterfly Effect "OPEN"
...borrowing from chaos theory,
but much more importantly based on the wonderful notion that if enough people think enough healing thoughts,
then slowly our world will be at peace.
No one said it better than Gandhi -

Be the change you want to see in the world.

The power of the collective consciousness. Wouldn't this be a great place to start?

Consider yourself invited!

How it will work -

Follow the instructions as outlined by the Holocaust Museum highlighted in blue below.
When your copyright free butterfly is completed,
pop it into an envelope including your name, email and blog or web address and mail it to:

Two Dresses Studio
1554 - 20 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1K1E9

Deadline - yet to be decided

~Here are the Instructions for Making the Butterfly ~

•Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
•Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.

•Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.

•Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.

Is time an issue: Solved -
On the top butterfly framed pic - link to blog : there are images of butterflies,
save one, print it out and following the instructions above,
art it up, cut it out and mail it in!
I have posted two here.

Want to get others involved?

1. Double Click the image of the hand holding the butterfly above, add it to your sidebar and link it back here.

2. Or write a post about it, or post your butterfly to your sidebar.

Finally - here are a few links for more information:

3. Butterfly Utopia (direct link to the black and white butterfly images posted above)

Love & Light

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