When I read about this project on faerwillow's blog ~serendipity~, I just knew I wanted to participate. I also know that there are so many of you talented folks out there who can take a moment in time and contribute your talents to this endeavor by making and sending a butterfly and perhaps help stop hatred and hope for peace.
The goal is to have 1,500,000 butterflies to represent the a million and a half children who died in the holocaust. Read the information for The Butterfly Effect here on Two Dresses Studio blog
This poem literally gave "wings" to the project...........
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The last, the very last
So richly, brightly, dazzingly, yellow
Perhaps, if the suns tears would sing
against a white stone.....
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly 'way up high
It went away I'm sure
because it wished
to kiss the world goodbye.
For seven weeks I've lived in here
Penned up inside this ghetto
But I have found what I love here
The dandelions call to me.
And the White chesnut brnaches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies do not live in here, in the ghetto.
Written by Pavel Friedman June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on January 7, 1921
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp April 26, 1942
Died in Aushchwitz on September 29, 1944
So far there have been 111 butterflies collected by Two Dresses Studio but that is not the only way to contribute your butterflies you can send it directly to the Holocast Museum in Houston, Texas if you want to send your butterfly direct. It is all on the website. Thanks for considering this.