Wildly Original #222 Link Party

Aaannnnd we're back!

It's party time for
all you wildly creative peeps!

I took a bit of a break
only to come back salivating
at this treat left at the last link party:

Peanut Butter Popcorn by 3 Boys and a Dog

And here are a couple of crafts, too:

World Wildlife Day

Tiger painted in gouache by Christina at I Gotta Create | Support wildlife conservation

This year I will be posting
about things I believe in and support.
You and I--we create more than arts and crafts...
we create the world
we live in.

It is astonishing and disconcerting
 to realize that we are living with 
only HALF the population
of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians 
and fish that we had in 1970.

It is important to recognize that this 
actually puts humans at risk as well.

I want to live on a planet populated
by the awesome and glorious diversity
of animals that a power much greater
than us saw fit to create!
So, I painted this tiger in gouache
to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

Human consumption of animals--
whether killing for food or trophy--
and destruction of forests are the
biggest reasons for the alarming declines
in animal populations around the globe.

BUT...we can make a difference!
The wild tiger population increased
last year for the first time in conservation 
history due to the efforts of 
governments, communities, and NGO's.

We have power and we can use it for good.

Our awareness and financial support of these
efforts, reduction in eating meat,
reduced energy consumption, and
boycotting any exotic animal products
can help turn around this unsustainable
trend of destruction.

Find out more at the World Wildlife Fund.

and by the way...

The Wildly Original Link party
will start up again this week after
an extended holiday break!