Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Butterfly Project How You Can Help and DT Call

The Lime Light Design Team is working on the Butterfly Project for the Houston Holocaust Museum. These are just a few of the butterflies I have done. The project is based on a poem written by a young concentration camp prisoner and the museum would like to honor all of the 1.5 million children that died during the Holocaust by placing butterflies throughout the entire museum. This is the poem which inspired the exhibit:
The Butterfly 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. 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.
Lime Light would like you to help. Create as many butterflies as you can and get them mailed (mailing information is here) by September 30th. If you are a few days late mailing them that's ok. Just let us know. You can email me-click on my contact tab above) or email Lime Light-the link is in the right column on the Lime Light Blog here.
There are a few guideline that the museum asks for the butterflies:
1.Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches 2.Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred (not a butterfly drawn on paper, but not a full 3-D pinata either--the end product should be shaped like a flat butterfly) 3.Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used; Stickles actually can be used 4.Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used 5.Please include your name on each butterfly 6.Involve your friends, church associates, scouting group...whomever you think might like to help.
Would you like to be a part of the Lime Light Design Team? We would love to have you. Anyone who is interested in crafting and helping others is welcome to apply.
Auditions will be held October 11th-15th. To find out more about how to try out check out these sites before or on Oct. 2nd:
A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Come over to see what we are working on.Design Team Member and Teacher for The Scrapbooking Studio

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