|If you are here for Tina's 3-0 Birthday Blog Hop, please click HERE. |
Our friend, Kari, chose the butterfly to celebrate her blog's anniversary, and to have you all visit on a Hop to see projects featuring this lovely creature, the butterfly.
So if you've come from Ashley's blog, you're on the right flight. If you'd like to start at the beginning, and wish Kari well on the start of her new year of blogging, go HERE.
To continue on the hop, please go to AMY next. Be sure to leave comments and ♥ love ♥ along the way to qualify for the blog candy detailed on the blog of our hostess and 2-year blogger, Kari. A full list of hop stops can also be found at Kari's blog.
And now for my project:
What a beautiful image, full of hope and new life, dazzling color and freedom of expression!
Our projects are to use a butterfly, and so mine does. A dream one night brought this card to me -- a colorful flock, released to the winds, when our creativity emerges.
This card is 5x5". I generated the sentiments on my computer and printed them on an 8.5x11" white cardstock. I lined up my Spellbinders circle die to cut the opening over the words "Unleash the creativity." I then lined up stripes of colored stock on my Cricut mat, and cut oodles of butterflies (found on my favorite cartridge, "Cake Basics", using the shadow/shift) that are 1/2" each. I used Aleene's Turbo Tack glue on just the body portion of each of the butterflies, lining them up in flight as if to form a rainbow of ideas.
I thought I was done with butterflies for the week ...
... But then, just as I was creating this post, a new bloggie friend, my watercoloring friend Jenn, told me about THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT and asked if I'd join in. The timing and theme were too coincidental ... and if it's about children, and memorializing them, I'm in.
The Butterfly Project is a special exhibit, scheduled to be placed in the Spring of 2014, that has been created by the Houston Holocaust Museum to honor the estimated 1,500,000 innocent lives of children lost during the Holocaust. Each life will be represented by a handmade butterfly made in many media from all over the world. They have already collected 900,000 butterflies!! Will you be making a single butterfly, to send to Houston's Holocaust Museum by December 31, 2012? I will be.
If you'd like more information, click on the pink text next to the butterfly image, above left. You'll find parameters on what size to make your butterfly, limitations, and where/when to send it.
This tender poem was written by one young woman who lost her life in Auschwitz in 1944. It lends the reason for the exhibit:
|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.
|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.
Thank you for stopping by today.
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Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary Hop is AMY