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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterfly Project

One of my blog friends is collecting 51 butterflies to be donated to the Holocaust Museum Butterfly Project. See her blog here  http://paperturtle.blogspot.com/2012/02/butterfly-project.html 
See Museum Project here http://hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml
This week I finished three small stained glass butterflies and delivered them to the Museum here in Houston.  
 While I was at the Museum, I purchased the paperback book titled ...I never saw another butterfly...  It is a collection of children's drawings and poems who were in a concentration camp.   The employees at the Museum were so thankful for the butterflies that they gave me a discount on the book.  As of last week they have collected around 950,000 butterflies.

I have toured the museum before with my children on school educational trips.  It is hard to see the film and pictures of what Jews had to endure while in the camp.  I left the Museum with a heavy heart saddened by the reminder of how cruel people were treated.

Other butterflies are in the works.  Two of my instructors are working on lesson plans for next week to include the Butterfly Project. I am making a few origami butterflies using scrapbook paper.   How about you?  Can you donate a butterfly or two?  If so, visit the Holocaust Museum website for more information.  Together we can help the Museum reach the goal of 1.5 million butterflies to represent the number of children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.


6 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

These are so beautiful, Irene! Thank you so much for your contribution to the museum (and the link to my original post). I'm glad you got to deliver them yourself and to see the museum. :o)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fantastic post Irene. I love the butterflies you made, and it's so cool that you visited the museum. Tim Holtz just posted a very cool butterflybtechnique on his blog, so I might make another one.
Rinda

myric andreasen said...

This is very interesting! I like to read stories from the holocaust. And you make stained glass? That is awesome!

xoxo
Myric

Lynn Stevens said...

Your butterflies are beautiful what a wonderful thing to do!
hugs Lynn

bj said...

Your butterflies are just beautiful.
xo bj

Beverly said...

The butterflies are beautiful and it is very cool that you are there and were able to take them in :)

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