Quoting from the site “In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember. As of Summer 2008, we have already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.”
You can read about and participate in this incredibly powerful and important project.Â You can read the details on the site or at the site of Staci Rose of Staci Rose Designs. Staci is a creative artist and she is coordinating the contributions to the Butterfly Project from WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online).Â Here is her post where she shares details that any individual or group can send their creations to.Â Anyone, anywhere in the world is welcome to contribute … and the guidelines are simple and clear.
Butterflies I, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
These are 2 of the contributions I am making.Â I have 5 digital paintings of butteflies that I am giving and 4 little ones in traditional mediums.Â They are all ACEOs.Â I felt pretty clumsy using the watercolors, markers, pastels, ink and crayons that I did use, but I figure that what really counts in something like this is the intent.Â And I wanted to really contribute to this Butterfly Project.Â Sometimes I do create in a naive style I guess … but that is often what comes out.
Butterfly Project IV, Sketch Â© Diane Clancy
As I mentioned, we of WWAO are going to make a contribution toward the Butterfly Project.Â Here is some information about us: WWAO on the site says â€œWorldwide Women Artists is an international collective of women artists showing and selling our work through the worldwide web. As women artists, we give birth to our ideas in a variety of styles and media. We embrace the diversity of each otherâ€™s work, celebrating the joy of creating our art and sharing it with the world. We welcome female visual artists from all over the world who create and sell their own original art.â€
I would love to hear your thoughts about how you might honor this process of acknowledging this event to recognize all these children perishing.Â Such pain to the soul of this earth and humanity! The deadline isn’t until June 30, 2011 … so you have plenty of time to get involved.Â I want to thank the museum and people for giving us all this opportunity.Â I would love to hear from you!
~ Diane Clancy