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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Butterfly project

I found this profound project in an article on Krystins blog, so I asked her if I could share it! Although I read it before Christmas I wanted to wait for a quieter less time constrained month to share it! In hopes you could contribute in the coming months. It seems like a very worthwhile project especially in light of the world unrest at the moment!

The Holocaust Museum in Houston has an ambitious goal to pay tribute to the 1.5 million children murdered during the holocaust: they are seeking to collect 1,500,000 handmade butterflies.

The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember the little souls whom perished. As of Summer 2008, they have collected 400,000 handmade butterflies. Now it's our turn!

Please facilitate the "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" activity and create as many arts and crafts butterflies as possible. The project is open to all ages, individuals and groups alike.

For more information on participating, please visit: http://www.hmh.org/minisite/butterfly/index.html

Thank you for considering this worthwhile project!


Flor Larios Art said...

I love this project and I love butterflies. I think I will make a beutiful butterfly for them.
Great post.

Janet said...

Beautiful idea! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a worthy cause too. I visited the holocaust museum in Hollywood some years back. What a great experience.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

nonizamboni said...

I'm all over this project--thanks!
Glad I could visit such a colorful & happy place--also, thanks!

JP/deb said...

What a powerful & phenomenal project ... thank you for the link. Happy new year wishes Sherrie! Peace, JP/deb

Mary Timme said...

I'm going to contribute a beaded one of course. I'll work on it later this year. What a neat idea. I've often thought of the Children of the holocaust and their short lives. I'm so glad to be a part of this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Definitely a great project to be part of and your contribution is creative and beautiful as usual.

Dan n Kai said...

what a lovely peace project..
peace, Kai

Lucy said...

What a beautiful tribute to those poor little souls.
I saved the link and I plan on emailing it to all the teachers I know Sherrie, that would be a great thing for schools to get involved with.
I would love to attempt a butterfly as well.
but we can't use Pasta?! what's up with that!! haha

Alberta and Ava said...

Thank you so much for sharing this project. My class read the autobiography Night just before Christmas and even my hardest core thugs were moved deeply. actually, I think my hardest core thugs were touched the most, for some reason. I think my guys, "bad as they wanna be" will like creating butterflies. i wish you could be here with me when they do it.
Much love,

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