Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Giant Panda" - twinsplus1

TITLE: Giant Panda
ARTIST: Tracey Kahtava
EBAY ID: twinsplus 1

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...
I was honored to be asked to participate in the endangered species quilt. I painted a Giant Panda to bring attention to this gentle giant. Panda bears are peaceful and unique animals and these beautiful forest dwellers are becoming fewer because of poaching and the fact that their habitat is in danger.

These shy and solitary pandas live in the cold, wet mountain bamboo forests and as bamboo growth is diminished the panda has less food and fewer places to live. I am inspired by the simple beauty and sweet personality of these creatures and by working together with other artists I hope we will make a difference and help restore some of the endangered forests.

Monday, October 13, 2008

"Harbor Seal" - Gwen, age 10

TITLE: Harbor Seal
ARTIST: Gwen, age 10
EBAY ID: lala15108 on behalf of Gwen

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...

I think saving the rainforest is important because all the things that live there can make an impact on lots of lives.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Mr. Toucan" - Janeen, age 10

TITLE: Mr. Toucan
ARTIST: Janeen, age 10
EBAY ID: lala15108 on behalf of Janeen

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...

I think that saving endangered species is important because animals deserve to have a home. And out of all of them, I love toucans.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Cheetah Babies" - Madison, age 11

TITLE: Cheetah Babies
ARTIST: Madison, age 11
EBAY ID: lala15108 on behalf of Madison

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...

Cheetahs are so cool, they are my favorite animal, and I would hate to see them go away.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Manatee Family" - Emily, age 12

TITLE: Manatee Family
ARTIST: Emily, age 12
EBAY ID: lal15108 on behalf of Emily

Why I'm usig my creativity to save the rainforest...

I think saving endangered species is important because once they go extinct there will never be anything like them again.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Dad & Jr. Go For A Walk" - Carly, age 11

TITLE: Dad & Jr. Go For A Walk
ARTIST: Carly, age 11
EBAY ID: lala15108 (on behalf of Carly)

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...

I created an Endangered species ACEO because penguins are one of my favorite animals and I don't want to see them disappear forever!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Why We Support WLT-US Cosanga Valley Project

We've chosen the Cosanga Valley Project to support with our ACEO donation to save the rainforest. The Cosanga Valley area is located in Ecuador. Ecuador ihas one of the richest biodiversity nations in the world!

Many of the Cosanga Valley plant species are restricted to this area. Some of the plant varieties include a rich array of orchids, ferns, bromeliads and trees. Some of the animal species of the Cosanga Valley region include the mountain tapir, ocelot, puma and spectacled bear.

Cosanga Valley is also home ot more than 30 species of hummingbirds. This area of Ecuador is also home to 310 unique bird species, some of which are very rare. Two of the rare bird species are the Peruvian Antipitta and the Bicolored Antivireo. the Cosanga Valley is also home to the "San Isidro Owl" that is regularly found only this specific region of the world.

This is an area of rainforest conservation identified by World Land Trust as a great need. We hope that by contributing our creative and monetary efforts, our group of wonderfully dedicated ACEO artists will be able to save a large parcel of this endangered land, and it's many unique, beautiful and endangered species. Watch for news of the Quilt auction, and you can bid to help our cause while acquiring a beautifully handcrafted one of a kind fine art quilt.

Friday, October 3, 2008

"The Panther" - julesstudio

TITLE: The Panther
EBAY ID: julesstudio
ARTIST: Cheryl Ann Buckman

Why I'm using my creativity to save the Rainforest:

It is so hard to put into words the emotions that are felt when you see and hear about animals losing their habitat due to the growth of man. If I can do anything to counteract the damage I am doing to our planet then I have to do it. I, along with everyone else, have done something that has caused the changes in our system. From not recycling, to using to many non recyclable products, I feel it is every ones responsibility to do what ever they can in order to make a change before it is to late. I am happy that one small thing I can do will contribute to helping the Rain Forrest to survive a little longer.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

ACEO Group Raises $455 Cash Donations for Rainforest Land

Well, Starr just updated us with the most recent count, and our little group of ACEO artists has raise a whopping $455.00 toward purchasing Rainforest land in the Cosanga Valley, Ecuador through World Land Trust - US.

What started as a simple idea is turning into wonderful, evolving creative charitable action beyond our initial hopes. Our current goal is to raise a grand total of $500 to purchase 5 acres of endangered rainforest land for conservation so we can actively contribute to preserving the world's biodiverse rainforest lands, plantlife and animal species!

Thank you to all the ACEO artists who have individually contributed cash donations to our growing fun. Know that you are creating change!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Scratchboard Drawing Of An Elephant" - art-by-darla-h

TITLE: Scratchboard Drawing of an Elephant
ARTIST: Darlene
EBAY ID: art-by-darla-h

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...

I am a self taught artist who has been an animal lover all my life. Most of my art is animal art. I belong to A4C a group of artists who sell there art to benifit animals in need so the idea for this quilt just fit what I believe in.