This is what happens when my thoughts revolve around van Gogh and oil spills for a bit too long.
I realise that BP is not the only oil company in the world, and that there are others that have spills every day, but their faux-environmentally-conscious 'sunflower' (as they call their logo) was calling to me.
It's been nearly two months since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began, and it still hasn't been stopped. The flow-rate estimates have climbed higher and higher, with a new figure just announced of a possible up to two and a half million gallons per day. It's horrible, and the pictures coming out of the Gulf are heartbreaking. If you're interesting in finding out what you can do, here's an article that I wrote about a bunch of different ways that people can help: [link]
And here's another two ways to contribute, that I hadn't yet heard about when I posted the article:
is selling handmade jewellery shaped like different animals from the Gulf, and donating $10 from each sale to the Environmental Defense Fund. Her store is here.
The blog Ripple Sketches
is selling sketch cards by all different artists (including the turtle card in my 'featured' box), to benefit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and the International Bird Rescue Research Center. All cards cost $10, which you can purchase by donating directly to the non-profit and then forwarding the confirmation to the blog owner. To contribute your own sketch card.
Thanks for reading.
Acrylic on Bristol board, 17x14 inches