23.9.10

Fly away...
























Seeing this, I decided to make a butterfly, too -
using, letting myself being further inspired by Lisa´s
beautiful one, a page from an old book on Heinrich Heine
and a copy of a drawing by Else Lasker-Schüler...

That´s the story behind it: Trudi Sissions of Two
Dresses Studio
is gathering handmade butterflies
to support the "The Butterfly Project" by The Holocaust
Museum in Houston
, Texas, the goal of which is to
collect 1.5 million butterflies as a remembrance of
the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.
In Spring 2013, these butterflies will be shown in a
memorial exhibition.













And the September piece grew a berry...

Kommentare:

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

The hanging piece is just making me think again of a child caught stealing pie. It has a certain humor.

kaite hat gesagt…

your butterfly is so very different, very delightful. and yes to the above comment about the pie, i can even see the smudgy fingermarks...k.

ger hat gesagt…

We don´t have pie around here, we have Apfelkuchen (+ I can feel the crumbs in my pocket...;)

arlee hat gesagt…

You can also contribute directly to the museum of the Holocaust here
http://www.hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml

This has been on my mind for 3 years now

Lisa hat gesagt…

Heike, your butterfly is lovely...i adore the layers and the picture that you've used. thanks for the copy..i also read her story on the link your provided. thanks for passing along the story.
Your delicious berry piece does look good enough to eat!

Jasmine hat gesagt…

I've seen this tribute flying around a few blogs now. A wonderful way to bring colour and love back to the spirits of lost children. Lending them magic and expression xJ

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks... - usually I wouldn´t find it ok to print + use a drawing like that, but here it did feel right... + you´re right, too, Arlee, should have added that link also...

Deb G hat gesagt…

A lovely butterfly, for a very worthy cause....

jude hat gesagt…

right now there are berries growing on everything. nice words on wings.

Dot hat gesagt…

Happy sigh...just beautiful Heike. Like all of your art. Restful too.

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

Thanks for sharing this wonderful project! I'd like to do one too. Yours is beautiful, of course!

ger hat gesagt…

Go ahead, everyone, + make one too...

martha brown hat gesagt…

these are beautiful! I'd like to try one too :)

Hazel Terry hat gesagt…

Strange
I have been making moths, love your delicate butterfly.