Today we are going to do things a bit differently.
I am sure most of you would of heard about the massive destruction that was caused by an earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the Pacific Islands this week, and the horrific earthquakes that have shaken and destroyed parts of Indonesia.
So many lives have been lost, so many of the living are homeless, their villages flattened, the search for lost family and friends seeming fruitless. The devastation is beyond belief.
I have been particularly struck by the loss in Samoa, I shed tears last night as I watched a report of a man searching for eleven members of his family. Eleven. All eventually found, all killed by the force of the wave. It is unbelievable.
Today I have decided to showcase just one artist. I am leaving off the second artist and our regular blog wonderland as a gesture of a minutes silence.
Please take some time to reflect on your own lives, and the lives of others who are less fortunate than yourself. Even if it is only with your thoughts, please send some love and support to all the people around the Pacific region and Indonesia who now have nothing.
Red Cross or Oxfam will have donation centres set up, so if you can help financially please do. (please contact the Red Cross or Oxfam centres that is closest to you)
On a lighter, brighter and less sombre note, would you like to see who is being showcased today?
This series of birds from artist Josh Brill is beautiful.
"The Flora Fauna collection is a cataloguing of the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. Examining the visual character differences and similarities of species. A field guide of discovery, beginning with birds."
It was pretty hard to choose a favourite from Josh's limited edition prints but I would have to go with the Scarlett Robin pictured 4th below.
I do suggest a visit to Josh's website, the bird collection contains 22 prints in all, each one as fabulous as these below... enjoy!
(images and quote from Josh Brill)
visit Josh's website
a percentage of profits raised trough the sale of Josh's work are donated to Animal and Environmental charities
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It's the weekend! Have a wonderful weekend whatever you do. I'll see you back here on Monday for K!