Thursday, June 21, 2012

" I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Project

In an effort to remember the Children Lost, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2014, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 900,000 butterflies.


   The 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.
~ Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on January 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Auschwitz on September 29, 1944.

Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
  • 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.
 The Butterfly Project Website: http://hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml
 Email: butterflyproject@hmh.org.

Please Join Me With The Butterfly Project! Create As Many 2 Dimensional Butterflies As You Like!
Send Them To Me By The End Of Our Deadline!
This Will Be a 2 Month Project.
Starting Now & Ending June 30th!
Here Is A Link To Some Butterflies Templates
 Remember No Glitter!

Please Send Me Your Butterfly or Butterflies In A Bubble Wrap Package. To Ensure it Arrives Un Crushed!
Email Me For My Address- Please Use Subject Line-  The Butterfly Project
I Will Unwrap Each Butterfly To Take Pictures Of All Butterflies Together That I Have Received in One Picture-Before Repacking All To Send To The Butterfly Project.
Credit Will Go To The Altered Paper's Butterfly Project Group Members.

**A Flickr Group Has Been Created For This Special "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Project.**
Group is Open, Come Over & Join Us For This Most Rewarding Project For The Children Lost in The Holocaust.
Please Link Up- Your Butterfly Project Blog Post & Share Your Butterfly!

Remember To Pass The Butterfly Project On To Let Everyone Who Is Interested Participate!
Rather Individually, In A Group Or Here With Me And @ The Altered Paper. LINK Up!
Thank You Sincerely From My Heart To Yours! Hugs,Tee

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