So excited to share the sharks I created for @sharkeducation in collaboration for my #200sharks project 💙🦈💙 Only got the Saw Shark to paint 💙 .
Also the #Giveaway winner from last week is @getwetwithrob 🦈🦈CONGRATULATIONS 💙
All of these sharks are classed as endangered according to the IUCN red list! All are victims of bycatch and fining 🦈 Let's do something about this!! Here are some ways we can #savesharks on a day to day basis:
1. Educate yourself! The most important thing you can do to help sharks is learn about the different sharks of the world, their habitats, and behaviors. By educating yourself you can educate others.
2. Do not use shark products!! The obvious ones to think about are do no eat shark meat or shark fin soup. But did you know that Shark cartilage and oils are found in a range of products from beauty items to health nutrition, for example lipstick.
3. Reduce your seafood consumption! Commercial fishing negatively impacts sharks in two ways. First, it reduces the populations of their food sources and secondly sharks are often killed as a byproduct of commercial fishing. Hate to be that person, but go vegan!
4. Reduce, reuse and recycle!! sharks often mistake garbage for food. Plastic is also consumed by the marine species that sharks eat. So sharks will eventually consume non-food products, leading to illness and death.
5. Donate And Volunteer With Shark Conservation Organizations!!
6. Speak Out When You See Abuse! If you live near the oceans or are just on vacation, if you see someone abusing sharks, speak out. Whether they are poking and prodding them or illegally hunting them, tell the authorities what you’ve seen!
7. GO DIVING OR SEE SHARKS FOR YOURSELF!! Trust me its a life changing experience.. I mean look at me now, I now have dedicated my life to saving them!
8. Spread Awareness On Social Media! A powerful and important tool!
9. Use your skill to create change!
(1/2) This might seem a bit backwards but I have a mixed bag of feelings to get off my chest this monday morning. On my way home from the gym I decided to check my email to find that a film I wrote/directed/produced was NOT accepted into the Seattle Independent Film Festival. A large number of factors go into programming festivals and I am in no way using this as a platform to attack or say bad things about the festival or other festivals out there. But I'd be lying if I said it didn't affect me in some way. I can't help but feel at least some disappointment in this news. Since the first draft of the script this has been an incredibly intimate and personal journey bringing every aspect of this project to life, so one might be able to understand the thrill of potentially screening the film at a highly reputable and attended festival. Being that SIFF requires premiere status for their screenings, I have been holding this project close. Ever since locking the cut to where it is now, there has been a burning hole in my chest that grows every day I am unable to bring the film to an audience. It's something all artists face, the struggle between the love for creation and the lust for validation. Having made the film is a feat of it's own, but is a dream and goal only half realized. Without people to see an artist's work, the message is lost and without resonance. The patience that goes into getting the opportunity to show off your hard work can only withstand so much. (Continued...) #film#filmmaking#indiefilm#shortfilms#shortfilm#supportindiefilm#shotonfilm#super16mm#shootfilm#supportart#artforchange#art#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#filmsaboutmentalhealth#filmsaboutdepression#hope#instapic#venting#honestfeelings#keeponkeepingon#movingon#canisaymyshit
Two months ago Skateistan officially opened the doors of their second school in Phnom Penh. Entirely funded by The Skateroom and brought to life by Skateistan, it is another inspiring place where kids can learn and enjoy skateboarding. To all the children, educators, @awsmkids, @mimiknoop @jimthiebaud and of course, the @skateistan team - a BIG thank you for making the opening day even more special🙏💓 Check out some of the photos we took during the opening -
📷credits to @jyl #artforchange#skateistan#cambodia#KeepSkateistanRolling#andywarholfondationv @perry_grayson @fondationbeyeler @serpentine_uk #andywarholfoundation
Esta tarde en @lamosa_lab de 18h a 20h habrá una sesión informativa de la convocatoria de ART FOR CHANGE de @fundlacaixa . El programa Art for Change de ”la Caixa” es una iniciativa en la que el arte y la cultura se utilizan como herramientas para la mejora social.
Paula Hayes Terrariums
The artist Paula Hayes has always been obsessed with the natural world, so it was never a question of if shewould incorporate plants into her work, but how. That answer came in 2004. At a show entitled “Forest” at Salon 94 in New York, she introduced the world to the contemporary terrarium: a delicate blown-glass sphere filled with stones, moss, and a few small plants. The art world’s reaction to her work was immediate and enthusiastic.
That Hayes would elevate the terrarium to fine art makes sense in light of her upbringing and education. The artist grew up in rural Massachusetts, where she spent the majority of her childhood playing by herself outdoors. When she moved to New York City in the 1980s to attend the Parsons School of Design, she began working as a gardener on the side. “I had to be around plants when I moved to New York City,” A combination of idealism and escapism is what elevated Hayes’s terrariums beyond those of the past, into the world of both fine art and contemporary design. After making her first terrarium out of geometric wood and glass, Hayes decided to experiment with other shapes. “I wanted to manifest what I experienced emotionally when I feel overcome with a positive charge,” she told Artsy. She settled on blown-glass containers because of the way they mimic the curve of the sky. “The container itself has this relationship to the dome of heaven—you can imagine yourself inside,” she said.
Through her long years, she has learned that that her thoughts give meaning to things, people, and events in her life. If she has a choice about how to think about her life She chooses to see only light. Her skin folds into creases, but this doesn’t bother her. God created her full of light and unconditional love. Her body is like a threadbare dress, but it’s just a vehicle to get her from place to place. Time erodes the illusion of external beauty. She takes care of her body, but she knows that it is temporary.
Her blessing to you: May you befriend the beauty within. May you also care for your body as a trusted friend. In the end, may your body be a well worn suit of clothes that you discard with ease and gratitude.
Mixed-media (acrylic, pastels, and charcoal) on Duralar; 9” x 12”. CLICK the link in my Bio to get your Free ebook, “Blessings: 21 days of blessings to inspire & uplift”. I offer my gift to remind you of your light! Click the link in my BIO to claim your copy. * * * *
Happy to Host Suffolk County Community College’s first ever Art For Change festival. Come see me and @funknvibe tomorrow night from 6-9pm at The Sagtikos Theater in Brentwood! With live performances, an Art installation, food and drinks, and a showcase of student artwork, this isn’t a night you want to miss. Join us for a night of music, art and conversation. #artforchange#Suffolk#SocialChange#Art#Music#CreativeCollective#sccc
Throwback to my first plastic ocean piece. 🐋
I created this one when I was living in Indonesia. While living there I was a lot more exposed to the human waste impact on the planet. The amount of plastic bags in the supermarket, rivers clogged with garbage and people resorting to burning their garbage in their garden.
It was during my time there that I realised how much waste humans are producing. This problem is quite hidden in the western countries since we have very good waste management, however that doesn't change how much we throw away.
We must all become more aware of our plastic consumption and try our best to limit it. Buy glass over plastic, go to the farmers market for fruit and veggies and refuse single use plastic such as straws and plastic bags.
If even 30% of the world population thinks "one person actually can make a difference" then we can create a cleaner, better world 🌏
We had a great time at @artvancouver yesterday showing off our Creative Life community’s work, meeting some great people in the city, and incredible exhibiting artists from around the world. Still looking for something to do this weekend? It’s happening until Sunday evening, so pop by!
You can access the wisdom of the ancestors. Just ask! The grandmothers know your name and hear your request. Their wisdom is yours for the asking. A blood connection is not required. As spirit, the grandmothers see everyone as their beloved. For them, the whole human race is their tribe. *
19/100 'I take responsibility for my life.' We often look outside of ourselves for direction, validation...even happiness. We can fall into a victim mindset. We self sabotage. We hide our light. We don't live to our full potential. We forget to do what brings us joy. The owl is wise and perceptive. She can guide us. If we take a long silent and honest look at our interior world (like our reflection in the mirror) what would we learn? What one thing could we change today to get us started? .
.*Early this morning I reversed into an unfamiliar car that was parked across from our driveway. I was on my way to take my vollie art class at the hospital. It felt like an enormous failure on my behalf. And how dare this happen when I am grieving the death of my dog...on top of negotiating extended family issues? And hey I was on my way to do something good for others. And of course (because now I was on a roll...) I was disappointed in the low numbers in the class after a whole lot of prep, and frustrated with a bossy volunteer on my team. Sigh. What a victim mentality! .
.*Time to claim my inner wise woman and shine a more positive light into my situations. For example. Take my little car incident...many of our patients have been in serious car accidents and are bed bound or in wheelchairs. Jeepers my little bump to that car was nothing at all! It might cost me money to repair the guy's car, but we are in no way injured AND he was really understanding. .
.* So what one thing am I going to do? Tomorrow I am going to try to play Pollyanna's Glad Game. That's what I just did above. I will find an excuse to see good in every circumstance. .
*Wish me luck. A victim mentality is a hard habit to break. .
.Asta xxxx .
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