Remember Wallaby Creek is an minimal impact, environmentally responsible event.
Please be prepared to Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
& Compost your rubbish and/or take your rubbish home with you!
The under painting - I rarely show my work in this stage but I feel like it’s important to share the ugly stage. This is my fist sitting ( out of who know how many) and my focus is mostly on value. I don’t so much care about the color or even the brush work because I find that the subconscious “oh well” approach leaves me with interesting little surprises that are special additive to the end result. Stay tuned!
The under painting - I rarely show my work in this stage but I feel like it’s important to share the ugly stage. This is my fist sitting ( out of who know how many) and my focus is mostly on value. I don’t so much care about the color or even the brush work because I find that the subconscious “oh well” approach leaves me with interesting little surprises that are special additive to the end result. Stay tuned! @missboone
This is Wasana. She is 62 years old and had been in the horrendous Asian tourism industry for....too long. Wild elephants won’t let humans ride on top of them. In order to tame a wild elephant, it is tortured to completely break its spirit. The process is called Phajaan, or “the crush”. It involves ripping baby elephants away from their mothers and confining them in a very small space, like a cage or hole in the ground where they’re unable to move.
The baby elephants are then beaten into submission with clubs, pierced with sharp bull-hooks, and starved and deprived of sleep for many days.
Before knowing this, I thought it would be magical to ride an elephant in a far away place. The reality is, any elephant (and other majestic animals) you see, whether a zoo or circus, or in any tourism place, has been abused and through a process that crushes their spirits. Elephants are family oriented, so being taken away from their herd is soul crushing.
We as humans have the ability to travel, and have taken so much habitat from other living things, that if we want to see animals, we should visit them on their terms, in their home, with respect for their beauty and strength and power. They are so majestic, and part of this earth. We should #bethesolution and be part of keeping them around.
The #EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 35% of that! #Yikes
How can we help each other with that other 40%? For this week simple changes I suggest, ♻️remove the wrapper from your water bottles. [It lessens the work for the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) @ FCC Environmental in Dallas.] ♻️Rinse out the milk jug and fill it up with your water bottle caps [harder plastic] prior to dumping it in your recycling bin. #smallsteps . .
#RecyclingBros#HTRecyclingBros ♻️ #wespeakforthetrees#mindfulmonday
Since much of us are advocating for animals of all kinds, this should really make more people incredibly angry. I don’t usually post about politics, but Trump is perfectly happy to wipe out endangered species of all kinds. He’s perfectly okay with polluting our land and water, and as humans, we have the ability to do what we can to fight back. But these innocent animals will be the first affected. It’s so very sad. And this isn’t the first group of endangered animals the government has done this to. I’m so very frustrated and saddened about where this country is moving. https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/feds-red-wolf-hunting?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dodoimpact
If you can’t see the link, it’s easy enough to look into yourself. If you are a US resident, there is a link where you can voice your opinion on July 30th, or you can donate to the Red Wolf Coalition or the Wolf Conservation Center. @redwolf_coalition @wolfconservationcenter #endangeredanimalsneedavoice#innocentcreatures#mothernatureneedshelp#beaware#theredwolf#savethemall#beautifulcreatures#unless#wespeakforthetrees
The water supply to the sea was artificially diverted to lands leading to depletion of Aral Sea. Once known to be one of the largest lakes in the world, today has only its traces left. This incident is known to be as one of the worst environment disasters in the world caused by humans.
Humans are not safe for this planet!(Via @astrogeekz )
I had a blast one last time with these absolutely amazing ladies planting their "extra credit" tree this morning. I'm so inspired when students come up with the ideas to make things better around them. #apes#wespeakforthetrees#teacherlife