Sunday, August 22, 2010

Participation in this project has been redirected to the Holocaust Museum Houston

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The Butterfly Effect project closes on December 31st, 2011  BUT, you still have plenty of time to send your butterflies to the original source for this project at The Holocaust Museum Houston.


Please follow this LINK for further instructions on how to contribute to this important project or copy and paste their web address into your internet browser - http://hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml





If you would like to spread the word....
(Double Click to Open and then Right Hand Click and "Save")
Add this picture along with this web address:
 http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfly-effect-open-is-calling-you.html
 and post to your sidebar


NOTE:  Please see UPDATES at the bottom of this posting.




or....here's a BLINKIE made by Tara!!!  Thank you Tara you Rock!!!! 
Instructions to add moving image:
Double Click on the image below, then right click "SAVE AS" - you now have the moving images stored to your computer to upload to your side bar.
















You must be wondering  what all of  this is about???

A few days ago, while I was enjoying several visits to some of my favorite artful blogs, I came across a project underway called "The Butterfly Project" hosted by The Holocaust Museum Houston in Texas, USA.    Their mission  as follows:
The Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.  And the tag line following it reads:
Stop Hate. Starting Here.

That grabbed my attention.  I read on.....

The Butterfly Project mandate is   to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished as a result of the Holocaust  by collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies

 In Spring 2013, these butterflies will then become a break-taking exhibition to serve as a memory of this event.  

 Can you imagine?  1.5 million children translated into  1.5 million butterflies....?  If  you wondering why a butterfly,  the project is based on this poem -

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow
Perhaps if the sun’s 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 good-bye.

 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 chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Written  by Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942

Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on Sept. 29, 1944.




He was 23.    23.  I have a daughter that age. 


After a brief moment, I decided,  I have to send a butterfly.  Then I thought of how I'd love to send a lot of butterflies.  Then I thought of the great group of artist friends here !  Who doesn't love a butterfly?  And who wouldn't be touched by this poem and this tragedy and want to  contribute to this meaningful and lasting exhibit and  tribute?  And wouldn't it be rewarding to encourage as many people as I could to play along with me??? 

I believe when I come from a place of abundance, a place of Giving,  of Heart and of  Light, anything is possible.  The universe will support me and everyone else when we act  from that Higher Place. 

I can already see  butterflies arriving in my mailbox from kindred spirits like you who share a similar belief.   I'll open the envelope, photograph the butterfly and begin collecting a box full of butterflies to send on behalf of all of us! 

Will you play with me?   Would you like to be a part of this?   Join in and make a butterfly? 

 We'll call it ....

The Butterfly Effect "OPEN"
...borrowing from  chaos theory, but  much more importantly  based on the wonderful notion that if enough people think enough healing thoughts, then slowly our world will be at peace. No one said it better than Gandhi - Be the change you want to see in the world.

 The power of the collective consciousness.   Wouldn't this be a great place to start? 

Consider yourself invited!


How it will work -

Follow the instructions  as outlined by the  Holocaust Museum highlighted in blue below.  When your  copyright free butterfly is completed, pop it into an envelope  including your name, email and blog or web address  and mail it to:
 
Two Dresses Studio
1554 - 20 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB  T1K1E9
Canada

DEADLINE -December 31st, 2011
 
When I receive it, I will email you and then snap a photograph  and  post it in a central post like a registry and include  a link back to your blog.  Then once I'm sure everyone's butterflies have made their way here, I'll send them on their way to the museum .... but NOT before I take a photo of ALL OF OUR  BUTTERFLIES!!!!
 
 Or,  if you'd prefer to bypass the group project,  (though it won't be as much fun!) you can mail your butterfly or butterflies directly to the
 
Holocaust Museum Houston
c/o Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

The deadline for butterflies to be received at the museum has now been established as June 30, 2012

~Here are the Instructions for Making the Butterfly ~

•Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
•Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.

•Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.

•Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.

Want to play but time broke?   Well, I have an 'app' for that!   Here's a simple, quick and easy solution for you.  Click on  any one of the following images of butterflies, save one, print it out and following the instructions above, art it up, cut it out and mail it in!











Want to get others involved? Here are a few ways - 

1.   Double Click the image of the hand holding the butterfly above,  add it to your sidebar and link it back here.

2.    Or write a post about it, or post your butterfly to your sidebar. 

3.   Or tell two people and ask them to tell two people. 

4.  Are you an educator or a teacher?  Get your class involved.  The organizers have a special section devoted for this very purpose here along with five activities, objectives, lesson plans and examples.

Ok, can you tell by how the font size is increasing that I'm excited about this?  If you have questions, please feel free to email me at twodressesstudio@shaw.ca  (Trudi).

 Finally - here are  a few links for more information:
3.  Butterfly Utopia (direct link to the black and white butterfly   images I've posted above)

Remember, don't forget to include your email address and your web site or blog address so I can link your butterfly photo back to you.
Add a bookmark to this post so you can come back and watch the butterflies appear!

And a huge  thank you in advance for playing along. I can hardly wait to see what you create!

PS - If you plan to play, please leave a comment here so I can send you reminders!  Or if you don't want reminders, let me know that too!

LINKS TO ALL UPDATES: 
(click on the date )

1 -  September 3rd, 2010

2. September 11th, 2010
MAIN Catalogue of   BUTTERFLIES NOW SAFELY LANDED 

 3 - September 22nd, 2010

4 -  September 29th, 2010

5 - October 10th, 2010

6  - October 15th, 2010

7 - October 22nd, 2010

8 -  October 30th, 2010

9 - November 5th, 2010

10 - November 12th, 2010

11 - November 19th, 2010

12.  November 26th, 2010

13.  December 3rd, 2010

14.  December 16th, 2010

15.  January 7th, 2011

16.  January 16th, 2011

17.  February 19th, 2011

18.  March 3rd, 2011

19.  March 17th, 2011

20.  April 11th, 2011

21.  May 5th, 2011

21a.  May 8th, 2011 (continuation of Carstairs Elementary School butterflies)

22.  May 13, 2011

23.  June 18, 2011

24.  July 23, 2011

25.  July 27, 2011

26.  September 6, 2011

27.  September 28, 2011

28.  September 30, 2011

29. September 30th, 2011

31. October 5th, 2011

32. December 5th, 2011



Please remember to send me or include your email address when you sign up!!!  My email is twodressesstudio@shaw.ca  Thanks!!!

Also, please accept my apologies in advance if I don't respond to your comment here indicating your desire to join.  I have made the decision to acknowledge the receipt of the butterflies as they arrive.    However, if you have any questions before you send your butterfly, please email me at the address above.




215 comments:

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Kathy said...

Hey, I'm in. I have to come back and read the fine print but this grabbed me and you can count me in. Thanks for letting us know about this project. - Kathy

abby j said...

Hi 2,

I LOVE this idea. There's a book with that title, made up of art made by children of the Holocaust...so beautiful, yet horrific!! I'd like to be part of this...

Huge Hugs,
Abby L

Becca said...

Hi Trudi, I'm starting to work on another fabric collage and came over to your blog for some inspiration when I saw your post. I'd love to be a part of this! Reminders are great & I'm hoping I'll have another "weekend" to work on it as those are my usual days off. This is such a great project, thanks for sharing it!

Tara said...

I am sitting here in tear just reading your post Two! Count me in!!!! What a beautiful beautiful tribute all those women, men & children who's lives were taken unfairly and also to those survivors who have had to live through that horrific time and loose so many loved ones. I would love to be a part of it all Two!

Love Ya!
Hoo Haa! xoxoxoxo

Michele said...

I'm in - this is tres cool!

magzheartart said...

This is a lovely project. I would love to make a butterfly for this.
Also, I will pass the word on. Thank you.

Cynthia said...

Would love to participate. 1.5 million butterflies. What a beautiful, magical way to remember the children. Reminders welcome.

Bea said...

I'm in. What a sweetie you are for posting this for all of us. SMOOCH
What a wonderful idea. :)Bea

Eryn said...

I love this idea Trudi! I'm in and I'm giong to pass this along to the local schools too!

Pam said...

I'll be part of this worthy effort and I've passed along the into to an AB group that I belong.
Pam

Terri Kahrs said...

You can definitely add my name to the list, Trudi! What a wonderful, loving tribute. Hugs, Terri xoxo

catworx said...

What an amazing exhibit this will be! I'll be thrilled to become a part of it and will be sending my butterfly to you soon.

Taluula said...

Add my name Trudi, and I will try to do something other than digital.

Plum Crazy said...

Trudi,

I'm in, sounds like a really worthwhile project. Thanks,
Valerie

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Trudi what a Fabulous Idea. Count me in as I would love to be a part of this.

Big Hugs Fiona xxx

Mumure said...

That's unbelievable,I was just talking about the museum's project with my family when you post a comment on my blog!
You can count me in.
I will also blog about this tomorrow.
It's late here in France,I have to go to bed.
Trust me when I'm telling you that as Frenchs,we really understand the meaning of this.So many people died in our country.
My children will be back to school in 10 days.I will see what I can do.
THANK YOU.

Sandra said...

this is such an amazing project. count me in.

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Trudi I would love to join in. I have also posted this on my blog and put the badge in my sidebar. What a beautiful tribute! So glad you have brought this to our attention. tracey

http://glitterbugstudios.blogspot.com/2010/08/please-join-in-this-very-special.html

Wendy said...

Please count me in. I live in Houston, ane the Holocaust Musuem has been a part of my children's education.
I think this idea is absolutely amazing and wonderful.
I would love to get my children involved. Do you just want us to send you one butterfly, or would it be possible to allow my children to make one as well and send those.
Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of something so beautiful,
Wendy from Wonderland

Jill Zaheer said...

What a beautiful project. I look forward to participating! What a great way to honor those that have suffered so and died. The thought of all these hand made butterflies puts such a smile across my face!

Mandihy said...

You can count me in, it's an amazing idea, thank you for this project.
Big hugs
Mandihy

Arlene said...

This is a wonderful idea and a beautiful project to do. You can count me in!

Rita A. said...

Oh my goodness. All those children. I'm in and working on a post at my blog; www.tatteredpast.blogspot.com
Can't wait to see all the butterflies.
Rita

deb said...

I am going to have my 2D design class play along :) maybe my drawing class too!!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Trudi, this is an absolutely beautiful and brilliant idea. Thank you for putting it together. I'll be sending mine out to you too. I've added the button to my sidebar.

http://www.frostedpetunias.blogspot.com

P.S. love your art!!

katales said...

I love this idea and want to participate! What about school children becoming involved also? I can imagine schools full of butterflies, eventually winging their way to Houston. What a wonderful way to bring this lesson to today's kids and honor the children who were lost.

Amber Tabangay said...

I am soooo "in"! And I have already updated my blog and posted an invite to some of my facebook friends and fellow artists who may be interested (already have one rsvp). I've also talked it over with my kiddos (they are extremely creative, also)and they too are very interested in contributing to the cause. Thanks for letting us all know about this wonderful cause Trudi.

Seth said...

What a wonderful and meaningful project. Count me in!

MamaBugs said...

I posted about it on facebook page and then found this page....
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=427249656011#!/pages/Holocaust-Museum-Houston/105593486144360?ref=ts

Lynn said...

Please count me in too, and I will help to spread the word, this is sooooo meaningful and a special way to spread love throughout the world and remember the children who perished.
Thank you.
Lynn

chrisw said...

Count me in,have added blinkie to my blog but not sure if I have saved it properly,doesn'tseem to have the butterfly

Rebecca Everett said...

I would love to be a part of this. Thank you for sharing this!

Sharon said...

Please count me in on this preciously important project. We should never forget. I have placed your button on my sidebar and shall write about it on my blog.

Karen said...

Oh my gosh - what a beautiful idea!
This grabbed my attention right away.
I certainly plan to play. I love how you've made it so easy for us with the downloads. You certainly are a beautiful soul and what a babe Tara is to make those wonderful blinkies.
I will get my son to make one too. He loves arts and crafts. I'll try to do it this weekend.
Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring project.
Hugs,
Karen
xxx

FlipSyde said...

I'm IN.
Amy

Thmini2 said...

I want to make one also! I will spread the word. Such a wonderful project.

Amber Tabangay said...

Me and the kids will be creating our butterflies today! We are so excited and so proud to be a part of this!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I'm in Trudi! I have no idea how to make something dimensional but will put my thinking hat on. Thank you for sharing this with us. It's a moving project!

carylsrealm said...

Most definitely count me in! What a beautiful project!

Sarah said...

This is an amazing idea, and I very much would love to be a part of it. I live in the UK and it may take a while to arrive to you. I have the perfect large butterfly stamp and can't wait to get started.

Tabitha Corsica said...

I'm in. And I'll post this to my blog. And tell all my friends...

Debbie said...

I've shared your post on my Facebook page and on my blog today.
http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/
I think its a wonderful idea..x

friedaquilter said...

Hi Trudi, I too would love to make a butterfly!

friedaquilter said...

I too would love to make a butterfly, Trudi, and thanks so much for bringing this to our attention!

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

What a lovely idea-I can already imagine all of the butterflies! I'll work on mine tomorrow. Thank you for doing this. I'm sending this out to friends too. Mary
mary@lozinak.com
http://www.pinkflamingo61.etsy.com

Karen Owen said...

I definitely want to participate. Count me in! I will mention it on my blog with a link back to you.

Stephanie said...

I want in toooooo! I will do all the things you have asked! I want to be the change I want to see in the world!!!!! Yahoooooo! xoxox ♥

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Stephanie said...

I want in toooooo! I will do all the things you have asked! I want to be the change I want to see in the world!!!!! Yahoooooo! xoxox ♥

Dezinaworld said...

I would love to join your butterfly effect. Its a beautiful idea and i try to live by the quote you gave from Ghandi.
Hugs June xxxx

Veselina Koleva said...

I'm in! I linked this post from my blog and this will be my reminder too. The idea is wonderful♥

Therese Taylor said...

I'm in! It is an amazing idea and one that personally touches my heart. Thanks for letting us know about the opportunity to be a part of it!
Therese Taylor
keyholegallery@gmail.com
www.keyholegallery.blogspot.com

Dorka Kokorka said...

I would really LOVE to take part! I've always been particularly touched by every story about the Holocaust I hear or see on tv... for some reason. I had this nightmare that I was in a gas chamber, a couple of years ago. I woke up feeling... gone. So I want to send my butterfly, too. I'm actually beginning to cry as I'm writing this, so I'll stop and I'll be waiting for your reminders, thank you!

Kimber said...

What a great idea! I'm in...I'll be creating a butterfly to send your way. And I'll pass the word on through my blog. Thanks!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks, Trudi!
Count me in please!
xoxox,
Joanie

William said...

I'm in! I have to read this better later to get the details, but it sounds like a wonderful idea. (Don't tell my boss I'm reading this at work!)

Lisa said...

Found about this on Seth's blog. I'm in and will spread the word too. very worthwhile project. reminders welcome

rebeca trevino said...

thank you for doing this, and inviting us to play with you. My monarch will be arriving shortly. . . .

Elaine said...

This caught my eye because I've been making origami butterflies for an installation as part of a healing art project for myself. Excited to be able to participate with you on The Butterfly Effect!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

how could I not join in dear Trudi!
thank you for spreading your butterfly wings and inspiring us all!
oxo

Marilyn Rock said...

Trudi! I'm IN! Thank you! xxoo Marilyn Rock

sharon said...

Beautiful Trudi! I am going to give it my best shot! Thank you!

PetraB said...

I will join you.

bad penny said...

I'm playing !

Lauren Curtis said...

What a beautiful idea! Just so happens I've been working with images of butterflies lately. One question...is it possible for me to email my image to you? Would make it a lot easier and I can send whatever size/dpi you need.
Thanks!
Take care,
Lauren from NJ, USA

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Lauren - you didn't leave an email so I'm responding here.

Unfortunately, I will not be accepting any butterflies via email attachments.

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Angie said...

Count me in. It will be an amazing sight.

bad penny said...

My butterfly is up on my blog today.
I'll send it off next week xx

rivergardenstudio said...

What an amazing project, I am so glad I came here this morning... finally a day off, (!). I really want to try to make one! roxanne

Kym decker said...

Hello! Plese count me in! This is a wonderful memorial project!

Eli Weisel said :"For us, forgetting was never an option. Remembering is a noble and necessary act. If anything can, it is memory that will save humanity. For me, hope without memory is like memory without hope. It's up to you now, and we shall help you - that my past does not become your future."

Thank you so much for reminding us that we should never allow others to forget the Holocaust! The butterfly is a beautiful symbol tha will give a strong voice to every child that perished for future genterations to never allow this to happen again!

Thank you,
Kym

Julie Anne Cooper said...

I am a Jew and very proud to be. I am also the mother of three beautiful Jewish children and have have many times wondered if my children would have been strong enough to have survived. Would I myself have been strong enough to survive? I thank God everyday that I was born in America and in a time period where my faith will not be tested to this point. I thank in for all the Jews for your effort in collect the butterflies. I will be sending my along quickly so that it may hang proudly with the others.
Sincerly, Julie Anne

Annabelle said...

This is such a Lovely Beautiful and so endearing sentiment in remembering the little ones lost. Yes, most definitely I want to participate in this....Count me in.

Hugs, Annabelle

Annabelle said...

This is such a Lovely Beautiful and so endearing sentiment in remembering the little ones lost. Yes, most definitely I want to participate in this....Count me in.

Hugs, Annabelle

Annabelle said...

This is such a Lovely Beautiful and so endearing sentiment in remembering the little ones lost. Yes, most definitely I want to participate in this....Count me in.

Hugs, Annabelle

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

This is wonderful! I'm going to do it... and the 20 children in my Earth School will probably love to do it as well!

happy day!

MosaicMagpie said...

Trudi,
What a truly worthwhile event this is. I am in and will be posting about this.
Debbie

Andrea said...

Trudi, what a beautiful tribute to all those lives! Count me in!!

Ruth said...

Hello Trudi.... Such a beautiful project to be involved in. Count me in.

Suzie said...

Hi, I read about this a couple of days ago and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. Count me in! I've blogged about it and added a link to your post. Will get to work on my butterfuly!

DeeDee said...

I plan to play...have you linked up and my butterflies on the way in a few days....thanks
DeeDee

DeeDee said...

Oh yeah I linked you to my side bar too.

NuminosityBeads said...

I just saw this on Mudhound's site today and would be happy to join in. I've got an idea brewing.
xoxo Kim

Ozma of Odds said...

...WOW!! I just found you via, Mud Hound Studio's gorgeous post about her butterfly, about to make it's journey to you! What an ethereal presentation it will be to open a box of hundreds of ooak butterflies from all over the world!!!!
Count me in, and I've linked "the butterfly effect" post on my sidebar.
xo, Rosemary

Evangeline said...

I would be honored to take part! My butterfly is in the works, and I am off to blog and link to here.

Lynn Richards said...

Hi. I found you over at Mosaic Magpie. I was just wondering today what I should join to meet others and create, and here is the answer!! What better way to create than to create with a purpose. Fabulous.
Count me in.
Thanks so much for doing this.
lynn

VBR said...

Without doubt, this is one of the most moving blog entries I have ever read. Thank you for bringing this wonderful event to our attention and for sponsoring a group effort to contribute. My butterflies will be heading your way soon.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Count me in. What a lovely idea. I shall be taking it in to the school where I teach, I am sure the RE teacher will want her class to take part too.

nancy said...

thanks for posting this,
i'm in
here's my butterflies
i'll send them in the mail this week


http://allpulpedout.blogspot.com/2010/09/butterfly-project.html

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Trudi~ I have been moved by this project today and am more than happy to be included. I do not know how many butterflys that I will make exactly but I will be making them. I will also be adding this to my weekly post this evening and my sidebar and then a individual post again next week. I will promote as many of my blog and Yahoo Group friends as I can. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Trudi, This is a wonderful event and reminder we should never forget.
Thank you for this post and the opportunity to participate. Please count me in. I will post the link on my sidebar.
When will you know the deadline for sending the butterfly?
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and Blessings,
Celestina Marie

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Dear Trudi,
I have moved house now (phew!) and can now finally read about the butterfly project, in fact Frieda reminded me!
I would love to take part in your group effort here, what a beautiful idea. Thanks so much for spreading the word about it. I will grab a button and share on my blogs, and make a butterfly, send it to you.
thAnK YoU! XO lenna

Angela said...

What a beautiful idea! I'd like to take part if it's not too late.

Rella said...

If there is time left, I would so love to be part of this beautiful project and will grab the button for my blog. Big hugs

xox Rella

Jacky said...

I would love to make a butterfly for this project (hoping I am not too late).
I just read Abby's comment about the book with that title, must look that out too.

Jacky (Australia) xox

purple bird art said...

I would very much like to be a part of this. Please sign me up and I will have my butterfly to you soon. Jan

Kimmie said...

I'm posting this on my blog and am off to makes some butterflies right now

sherry said...

Butterflies are one of my nature spirit guides and have always had special meaning to me.They often alight on me when I am hiking or just gardening.
They are the perfect symbol of spiritual rebirth and the promise of us evolving into beings of light.One of the reasons for naming my own blog after them.
Count me in.

Jeanette [Maisy] House said...

i'm totally up for this - i think it's a fabulous idea and i'll blog about it tomorrow morning. x

Jennifer said...

Trudi, What a great project! I'm working on it now...will get it in the mail asap!
Thanks for your website....
Jennifer in Texas

Elizabeth said...

Count me in, hoping I'm not too late! Thanks for organizing us and keeping us posted. . .

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Please count me in, and when possible update thank you
love & light
Trace oxo

Dianne said...

I just put your button on my sidebar... I want to participate!
Dianne
Pieces of D

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Hi, I came here from Lisa Jurist's blog after seeing her fantastic butterfly. I would love to take part in this project too so will send a butterfly your way! Thanks for spreading the word about this lovely project.

Have you heard of the global shoe project? I think you would like it although I am not sure if it's still going. The gallery is worth a look.

http://www.globalshoeproject.page.tl/Home.htm

suzi blu said...

I will be sending my butterfly to you on monday. I made a video about it!

http://suziblu.typepad.com/a_lovely_dream/2010/10/the-butterfly-effect.html

Patty said...

love this and I am in!!!!

yhalos said...

What an outstanding show of LOVE .!!!!
I'm so excited to be a part of this. Please count me in. I will get on my butterfly ASAP. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an act of kindness...(((hugs))) Many blessings to you.

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Trudi,
I heard about this through Suzi Blu! I will totally do this with my class of 25 second graders!
What a lovely post and a beautiful project to promote!
Hugs,
Jennifer

Teddi said...

i copied ur link & ur lovely words, ideas, post. etc 2 my facebook & blog.i hope u don't mind. this is beyond awesome!

Kim Palmer said...

Hi Trudi, I'm in as well. What a wonderful idea this is. I'm off to the studio now.

Alter Me said...

I would love to do this - count me in!

http://www.alterme.typepad.com/

iamjoygray@yahoo.com

Mary Brockway said...

I'd love to create a butterfly for this beautiful tribute! It definately stands as a reminder that one plus one more can make a huge difference if only we choose to. I'll send my butterfly asap!

Susana Tavares said...

I am so happy to participate on this project :) Thank you so much for spread the word!!!!
I´m from Portugal and i´m trying to collect a family from butterflyes to send :)
a hug and all the best
Susana

Joyce van der Lely said...

Yes, I would like to participate as well please.
Sign me up !
I'll put the button on my blog now and will send the butterfly soon ♥

Astrid Maclean said...

Finally I get round to responding to this, please count me in. I will get my butterfly off to you as soon as I can
astridmaclean@hotmail.com
http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Hi Trudi,

What a beautiful idea! As synchronicity would have it, I am working on an 8x10 butterfly right now! I'll send it off to you as soon as it is done!
Joyelle

Tiffani said...

I'd like to join in. We just watched Schindler's List and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas this summer. So horrible.

Laura said...

i would love to join! what an inspiration you are :)

Geen Grey said...

Absolutely! What a lovely idea! I'm in, so are at least two of my kids...

Michael Makovic said...

Can I make origami butterflies? If so count me in!

Michael Makovic said...

Can I make origami butterflies? If so count me in!

Michael Makovic said...

Can I make origami butterflies? If so count me in!

Limner said...

Count me in. This is so exciting. I bought lovelies for my special butterfly/flies today. And I'm spreading the word to friends and family in Houston. Am looking forward to seeing all the butterflies.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

What an inspirational project, and thank you SO MUCH for spreading the word about it. I will certainly participate in this project and will put the button on my side bar.

Cindy Adkins said...

It's incredible...I'll make one and send it...thank you so much!!!
XO

laurenfinley said...

I want to do this. I can imagine the final effect...

Dean Grey said...

Ooooh!

I'm definitely going to take part in this wonderful cause!

I love painting butterflies!!

-Dean

abelsjk said...

Hello, I love the idea...
i am a butterfly fan and I hope I can contribute...
see my site it is actually called "the butterfly effect"

i will send you my butterfly... :)

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. I will make and send a butterfly. Count me in. It will be such a beautiful memorial.

jo

Invisible Hands said...

I would like to join, along with my daughters. I think this is a beautiful project with so much passion behind it.
mcinnis@windstream.net

artymess said...

Yes I am in ....butterfly winging its way to you ...x

fairyrocks said...

Thank You for this, I had heard about this awesome undertaking and your information has pointed me in the right direction.
I have posted the link on my blog and butterflys are at this moment cocooning in my mind.

Rose Brier Studio said...

So delighted to find this info. I also have a 23 year old daughter, She has taken all the Holocaust courses her college offers, traveled to Prague and Krakow, Poland and wants a career that honors those lost. I will be honored to participate in this wonderful project!
~Marilee

reiko said...

Wonderful initiative Trudi, i'm in
and will spread the word to forums i participate to, and put the image on my blog.Reiko

Shell said...

Hi Trudi
This is such a beautiful project. I would absolutely love to join in and Im spreading the word on my blog.
Shell x

Donna said...

I would like to participate as well please. I'll put the button on my blog and post in my forum. Will send the butterfly soon ♥

Harriet said...

I think this a great idea . Count me in too. I can't wait to start. Thanks, for sharing.

Bridgette said...

yep i am in too, my butterfly will come all the way from Australia :)

Kylie_Addicted said...

This sounds really interesting. 8x10" sounds awful big. What is the average size of the ones you have received? I'd hate to be the only person to do a HUGE one!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Kylie_Addicted - you didn't leave an email address so I thought this was the next best place to answer your question.
I would say the most popular size seems to be about 7 x 5 inches.
Thanks for your interest and if you do sign on, please either email me with your contact info or leave it here.

Trudi

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Trudi,

I am definitely going to be a part of this great project and I'd love reminders.

I just know my 7 year old grandgirls would also love to make one or more.

xoxo

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yes, me too! I'm in ... butterfly fluttering by soon ...

Carolyn Saxby
LOVE STITCHING RED

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

I have a butterfly WIP that I haven't been able to finish. I believe it was waiting for this call to opportunity.
Nancilyn

Mrs Moen said...

I'm in; my little greys are already processing how I'll do this.

KerryFelter said...

Hi, I would like to get involved, but I am in Ireland, so we will post directly to the Museum, I think. You message was forwarded on by Love Stitching Red's blog in England. Such a wonderful idea.

Hanna said...

I would love love love to be a part of this. I will hopefully be sending some your way in the next few months. This is such a beautiful idea. Thanks for organizing this.

the lady loves bears said...

Hello I have just found your blog today and I love this wonderful idea and would love to be a part of it. I will put the link up on my blogs too.

Raewyn

cami smith said...

Just found your post... I will share this with my art tribe.
Thankyou
Cami

Celeste said...

I just found your blog and I would soooo love to be a part of this... I will be posting the information on my bblog...

zebraxing said...

Absolutely IN!!! Wonderful to see all the butterflies that have fluttered in so far . . . what fun to watch the numbers grow -- Fabulous!

vi'screations said...

Hi Trudi,This is great thing to do and I am in.Few years ago I visited camp in DAHAO in Germany and had nightmares for months.
I will be making Butterflys with my two grandchildren .
Thank you from Down Under
Vishnja

Sea said...

I think this is a worthwhile project, with tyhe added bonus I love butterflies. I'd love to join in.

Ginger said...

This sounds amazing I totally would like to do this

LauraX said...

I am so excited about this project..just added the button to my blog...it will go to the top of my blog in December, once the Mega Mobius Gratitude Quilt invitation comes down. I have forwarded info about this to my friends who are Hebrew School Directors! So I hope this will bring in many beautiful butterflies for a landing!

If you want to add your voice to the gratitude quilt I am still accepting "squares" you can read about it at the top of my blog! (and yes I know it isn't Thanksgiving this week in Canada...but isn't every day a day for giving thanks???)

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hello,

I definitely want to be part of this project. I will add your button to my blog right now.

xo Peggi

daymay said...

Patty,

I sent a copy of your Butterfly Effect URL to as many people as I could think of, many Zentanglers, Artists, Jewelry makers, and friends. I hope they all respond, and forward you're site to their friends, and on and on. I will be making a butterfly, my internet picture is a butterfly. What a wonderful story, a wonderfully creative memorial, and what a wonderful woman you are to post this on your blog and share it with us. I am going to email my local news channel also regarding this project. I really needed this to kick in my belief in the kindness and caring of mankind. It couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you, and Bless you.

Ms. Dayle Mathis

Anonymous said...

I made a butterfly and will send it off to you in a day or two- during Hanukkah, which is a good time of hear to send it out. Thanks for doing this, and I will keep you bookmarked and check to see the great works of art you will receive.
Marilyn

Ellen Anne Eddy said...

This is astonishing. And fabulous. Of course I want to play!

life is always that fragile.
Ellen Anne Eddy

Tammy's Studio said...

Absolutely I'm in... and looking forward to it.

Lynda said...

I would absolutely LOVE to be a part of this project! Please sign me up :) Thank you for your great and thoughtful idea.

Anonymous said...

j'ai envoyé mon papillon.
l'idee estbelle utopique et altruiste
megote page de mon blog où est posté le papillon "butterfly " http://megote.canalblog.com/archives/2010/12/14/19870787.html#comments

Objekte-aus-Ton said...

I think this is a wonderfil idea - thank you for sharing it!
I will also send a butterfly when I come to visit my daughter in Illinois in a couple of weeks.
Gaby

Annuk said...

Such a wonderful, moving project of Light, Hope and Peace!!!! I'm IN!!! Got your link from my friend Yael from Israel :)
Have already added the image and link to my blog sidebar and will post about it tomorrow or Wednesday.

Love from Torino, Italy
Anna

Frau Mondstrahl said...

A wonderful project and I want to be part of it.
But one question:
Is it allowed to use the butterfly as signature in forums too?
I want to let other people about this project and so I want to use the picture in forums.

Annuk said...

I just blogged about the Butterfly Project!
http://annukcreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/butterfly-project.html

Carrie said...

Oh I am so in!!!!! Annuk told me about this today and I shall get the button up on my blog and write about it tomorrow. Just have to get my hubby's printer and get creative :)
This is fabulous xxxx
Carrie

JustFeltLike said...

Hi!

I would love to make a butterfly for this project. I have actually done this with several groups of children but have never thought to do it myself!

Thanks!

Rachel

Mo and Steve said...

I'm in.
I have visited the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and it leaves a deep impression on your soul.
I'm touched by the simplicity of this Butterfly Effect.
Mo

Hanna said...

I just sent my butterflies yesterday! I really hope they reach you safely. The guy at the UPS store didn't seem to understand how serious I was when I said "IT CANNOT BE BENT". I absolutely love this!

Joanna Pierotti said...

Hi, just heard about this and would very much like to add my contribution. This touched my heart and what a blessing you are the gatherer of such a meaningful project.

tisme said...

I am in, and I have posted it to our quilting forum on HGTV.
I share a birthday with the man who wrote the poem, so was even more moved.

Kim said...

Count me in..
What wonderful project and idea..
Stop the Hate..

strut526 (at)gmail.com

thanks for offering to remind us!
Blessings,
Kim Struthers
Taylor,Mi

leaflizard said...

Yes please count me in and I plan to tell all my creative friends.

Sherry said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the information. Sherry from Alaska
harmesd@yahoo.com

Agnes said...

Its beautiful idea :) I was with my daughter and her girls scout group at the Museum over the year ago. They were going to participate in this project..helpind and educating younger girls. A lot of things happened since then...one of the girls was killed in tragic car accident ...the group practically doesnt "exist" anymore...Actually it was last time I saw her..at the Museum. Maybe I found your page ..for the reason tonight...maybe the girls could finish the project and heal. Thank you for all your efford...You have an amazingly good looking "blog"

chris said...

Yes I will participate for this fabulous project. and would love the remindes too!!!!
Chris T

Dragonfly Creations said...

Hello Trudi
Found 'the butterfly effect' whilst blogging. What an amazing idea, would love to take part and I would appreciate reminders. Will add the button to my blog and also mention the project.
Have sent an e-mail with my contact details.
Wendy

IM GIRL said...

YES YES Please count me in, I have been called.
My email is: shopImGirl@gmail.com

I will be sending you my butterfly soon and going now to post and add to my side bar.

Thanks for sharing!!
Kim

faerwillow said...

~this makes my heart beat in sadness yet fills with joy when seeing what has been created...i would absolutely love to be apart of this wondrous project...

question is there a limit to how many we can create and send??? thought i would have my little create if that is alright...

thank you for sharing this with us and helping us connect further in such a wonderful way...much love light and blessings~

Kelly Jeanette said...

Yes, please count me in. It's a wonderful project. I found you through another blogger. Butterfly will be flying your way soon.

faerwillow said...

~good morning...i can not tell you how deeply moved i was yesterday and i thank you greatly for creating this adventure for us to join along...i have posted about this and our butterflies

http://tofallorstumbleupon.blogspot.com/2011/01/butterfly-project.html

on monday will get them in the mail to you! you have filled my heart and truly blessed to be apart of this...much love light and blessings~

ps...here is my email address

tofallorstumbleupon@live.com

AkasaWolfSong said...

You can count me in! I come by way of Faerwillow over at Serendipity...

This is an amazing and heartfelt project!

I am going to enlist my grandchildren to help me make the butterflies.

I'd love to be on your emailing list for updates but I may just choose to send it directly on...haven't made up my mind as of just yet.

Thank You so much for this!!! I can truly see The Blessed Universe blessing this project in many, many ways!

In Love and Light!

Lis said...

I'm going to be part of this. I visited the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem two years ago, a very moving place. I'll add the butterfly to my sidebar, blog about the project and be back in a few days to check the details :)

ooglebloops said...

I am "in"-in adding my butterfly to this "kaleidoscopic flutter". I posted about it, and will get mine out to you soon- wonderful project to be a part of!! Thanks for doing this.
http://artfullyooglebloops.blogspot.com/2011/01/butterfly-project.html

Maria said...

Hi,
I want to be a part of this. What a wonderful idea.
Maria

Magaly Guerrero said...

I am in! I found you through my delightful friend (and eternal breath of fresh air) Faerwillow. I'm glad I did.

I've never made a butterfly before, but I know I can do anything for the good reasons. And this one is an amazing one.

Daydream Retreat said...

I would love to participate in this through your blog rather than directly through the museum, how fun and what a great cause! I assume you don't mind us borrowing text from your post to share with our followers :)

Sosanna said...

Love this, following your blog and sending in my butterfly today!

Cazamataz said...

H there i woudl soo love to articipate and will be creating a butterfly for the project... best wishes carol

Anna Schüler said...

This idea is great and I'm happy to join!!!

Rainbow Painter said...

Love this! I'm in on the project. Thanks for sharing and allowing us to be a part of such an awareness project. Have a great day.

Kara said...

Saw this today and knew I had to participate. Made my butterfly today and it will be on the way to you shortly.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I will participate.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

This is SO awesome! I just stumbled upon this yesterday! I am going to share this with as many people as I can. As well as my school where I am a Special Ed Sub. Thank you!!!

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Hello, Trudi! I have just discovered your blog and I am smitten! You can count me in for your lovely project! I have blogged about it and will be adding it to my side bar.
http://gypsymoonart.blogspot.com/2011/04/butterfly-effect.html
Also, I am a Girl Scout leader and I think this would be a beautiful project for my troop! You, most likely, will be getting many butterflies from me!
Thanks!
Shannon

artymess said...

Hi Trudi
My students have now completed their butterflies so could you let me know where I should send them thanks
Lorna
artymess@yahoo.com
lorna-artymess.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

I'm in! Definitely want to be part of this!~Tina

Sally Lentz said...

This is such a fabulous idea and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Now, to get started on that butterfly....
BTW, I am posting a notice about this on the atcsforall website. So hopefully you will be receiving lots more responses from my artist friends. This could also be a wonderful project for the B'nai Brith Youth Organizations (BBYO). All the best,
Sally

smokeysmom said...

I'm definitely in! What a wonderful idea/way to celebrate the Holocaust victims. Maggie

Daniella said...

Hello Trudi,
My name is Daniella Hayes, and it will be a great honor to be involved in this project. My husbands grand parents escaped from Russia and Poland during the holocaust. Thank God! And it is a subject very close to my heart.

Cindy Adkins, the awesome, told me about you and your cause.

My email is daniellahayes@yahoo.com

Thank you again. I will be mailing to you very soon!

xxDaniella

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