Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Fiskateers Butterfly Project

As a member of the Fiskateer Charity Committee, I was pleased to write the blog for our upcoming project.
We are going to be making 2 dimensional butterflies to help commerate the children that were lost and imprisoned during the Holocaust.
If you have not heard of this project please read. It will make you weep and want to create!
The Butterfly Project

1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. “Children were neither just the mute and traumatized witnesses to this war, nor merely it’s innocent victims; the war invaded their imaginations and the war raged inside them.” ~ Nicholas Stargaught

In an effort to remember these children, the Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

These butterflies will comprise a breath-taking exhibition for all to remember. During the next 2 years we have the opportunity to create as many handmade butterflies as possible. You can do this individually or have a buttefly crop as we are going to do.

The Holocaust Museum requirements are:

Butterflies should not be larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
Two dimensional submissions are preferred.
Glitter should not be used.
No food products (macaroni, candy or other perishables)
Fiskateers should create their butterflies, place their name and number on them, upload to their galleries and then contact Maxine via email at to obtain her mailing address. Maxine has graciously offered to count and send the butteflies to the museum. Thank you Maxine.

Let’s recreate the beauty lost in their imaginations in honor of these children.”

With such a big and loving community of fiskateers I know we can make a huge difference in remembering these little ones who were lost but not forgotten.


Groovy Deborah said...

Incredible project to be a part of Max. My oldest daughter was just in her school play that was all about the children of Holocaust. It was extremely moving and enlightening. The kids did a wonderful job. My daughter won the biggest award in her school this year for Drama student of the year after performing and working so hard this year.

Congrats to you and to all who will be a part of this project.

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

Yeah Maxine!! I am glad you got this posted. we are working on a post as well.