Year of the Snake....no thanks...for me, 2013 is the year of the Green Sea Turtle! Every year I will be adopting an endangered species and sponsoring their conservation efforts. For our inaugural year, 2013 will be the year of the Green Sea Turtle! In addition to yearly adoption, any original work of art purchased includes a special donation in your honor to the Green Sea Turtles from the World Wildlife Foundation.
March marks the beginning of turtle nesting season on Florida's Atlantic coast. For me, it invokes awe-inspiring childhood memories with my family on the shores of Melbourne Beach, FL. My Dad, an explorer by nature, and vet by profession, would wake us from our post-dinner slumber and escort us to our beach house deck as the moon rose high in the sky and made the sea sparkle. I will never forget the first time I witnessed a giant sea turtle emerge from the Ocean - I felt like I was given a very special gift. It is a rare experience to witness an ancient and magnificent creature on its primal quest to extend her species, and I feel very blessed to have had that experience while growing up.
6 out of 7 remaining sea turtles are endangered, including my muse - the Green Sea Turtle, Chelnoia Mydas. The green sea turtle is among the oldest creatures on Earth, and according to scientists, they have remained virtually unchanged for 110 million years. These majestic giants of the ocean now depend on our support and protection. Through my art, I hope to provide not only inspiration, but more importantly, awareness for the special creatures on Earth that need our help.
Your artful purchase not only adds pizzazz to your walls, but assists in caring for the amazing creatures on planet Earth. You can check out the latest Chelnoia Mydas from my collection available in a variety of ready to hang canvas options at Billie & Olives.
If you would like to donate and educate yourself on the many creatures that need our help, the WWF houses an excellent donation and adoption center.