Skip to content
DRT-Logo-forweb

Sculpture for your walls

bas-relief noun, (Concise Encyclopedia) Sculptural form in which figures are carved in a flat surface and project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely. Depending on the degree of projection, reliefs may also be classified as high or medium relief. In Mandarin Wall Hanging I have taken this idea to create a sculpture which can be hung on a wall. The Mandarin sculpture which preceeded this piece is…

Read More »

Cowgirls celebrated and honored

Combine the passionate vision of a rancher’s daughter with a city’s desire to increase revenues, then add in a few pistols and wild rags. What do you get? The makings of a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. “Why not have a museum for cowgirls? We have one for the men.” – Margaret Formby The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame had its beginning in 1975 in the…

Read More »

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

“…when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again.”-William Beebe The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect nearly 200 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. ALBC’s Mission Founded in 1977, The…

Read More »

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

  The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is to Save the Bay™, and keep it saved, as defined by reaching a 70 on CBF’s Health Index. CBF’s vision: the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure, will be highly productive and in good health as measured by established water quality standards. The result will be clear water, free of impacts from toxic contaminants, and…

Read More »

Wood Duck Society

  The mission of the Wood Duck Society is to educate and promote sound management of wood duck populations and associated habitats required for their reproduction and survival. It all started in April, 1984, when several friends met around the Hawkins’ breakfast table in Lino Lakes MN, to share experiences concerning their box-nesting wood ducks. This April ritual was repeated the next four years, but by 1989, the group had…

Read More »

The National Honey Bee Day program

One third of all vegetables and fruits produced are pollinated by honey bees. National Honey Bee Day was started by grassroots minded beekeepers to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion. Our commitment is to continue that philosophy. National Honey Bee Day Mission Statement and Philosophy The National Honey Bee Day mission incorporates three primary goals: Promotion and advancement of beekeeping. Educate the public to honey bees…

Read More »

The Trumpeter Swan Society

The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swan populations. I am highlighting the society’s efforts in this month’s Notes on Conservation blog post. The following is from the TTSS website: “Early settlers nearly destroyed this magnificent species, but many people have worked hard to save the last remnants and start them on the path to recovery. It is…

Read More »

The Owl Foundation

  This subject of this month’s post is The Owl Foundation in Ontario, Canada. I will donate a portion of the sale of “Mezza Luna” or other sculpture of mine to either The Owl Foundation of any non-profit charity you choose. Learn about The Owl Foundation with an excerpt of text from The Owl Foundation‘s website: “The Owl Foundation is a registered Canadian charitable organization focused on helping wild Canadian owls…

Read More »

Soysambu Conservancy

“While trekking through the primeval landscape of Soysambu it is hard to ignore the rhythms of its past….and concerns for the future. Thousands of years ago, this area was rent by violent volcanic activity. Huge volcanoes to the south sent massive lava flows towards the lake which, in those times, was much higher than today. Around the western shore, molten lava burst through the earth’s crust creating a jumble of…

Read More »

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

Ann van Dyk represents what I found so often in Africa where the political environment is difficult at best. It is what I call the power of one: how one person can affect an outcome in the environmental world.   What is also a common thread is that by working to protect the cheetah, other species also came into focus: the cape vulture and the African wild (painted) dog. The…

Read More »