Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

Today I am off to see the annual Earth Day Movie, last year it was about Lion Prides and this year it is about Chimpanzee's. Each year Disney comes out with a Nature movie to celebrate Earth Day and if you go see that movie the week of Earth Day a portion of the money goes to saving or researching that particular subject. This year the donations will go to the Jane Goodall Institute (read more below)
The movies are more documentary with beautiful photography and heartfelt stories.

At the turn of the 20th Century, they numbered between 1 and 2 million . . .        now there are estimated to be fewer than 300,000 chimpanzees remaining in the wild. Incredibly—over the past 100 years—we may have lost as many as 1.7 million of the chimpanzees that roamed the forests of Africa.

When a 26-year-old Jane Goodall first arrived at the then Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in the British protectorate of Tanganyika, she brought only, her binoculars and notebooks. Her mission was clear: shed light on the little-known lives of the resident wild chimpanzees. But in response to the deepening environmental crisis throughout Equatorial Africa, over the years her work expanded. Today, Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute strive to protect chimpanzees and their habitats through community-based conservation programs in Africa--while continuing the research that started it all more than 50 years earlier.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Get your Color on

Spring is here and it's time to start thinking in spring colors when you make your next piece of jewelry.
The spring colors are so bright and beautiful, turquoise always comes to mind when I think of spring but this year I am going to try to incorporate more greens and yes ...yellows!