My school semester just ended (yes!), so I finally found time to work on some art. This is what I’ve done in the last few days.
Here are 2 WWF-style ads for online sharing:
Here is a digital painting/photo manipulation I made of a Vaquita from a picture of a Harbor Porpoise:
Here is a wonderful crochet Vaquita that my 9-year-old sister made:
This is a canvas painting that I just completed based on a photograph by Chris Johnson. I will be working on another canvas painting soon that will be for sale, so stay tuned!
Tudosoiu Dragos, the creator of V-log’s new logo, has also created the new logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2014:
Also, this Sunday, January 26th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, California will be having their 44th annual Whale Fiesta. You can visit the Muskwa Club’s table, which will be spreading awareness for the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise. They will also be advertising my book, which will be available in Cabrillo’s gift shop. Please stop by for a whale of a time! 🙂
I was inspired by Betina Loudermilk’s comment on Facebook. She says that she will go on an eco-tour to look for the Vaquita if she is able to, which is amazing news! I hope many more people take the initiative and go on Vaquita-friendly eco-tours, because it is supporting the fishermen that switch careers from fishing with gillnets to giving eco-tours. You can read about some of the businesses that switched from gillnet fishing here: http://www.cedointercultural.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=66. Also, here is a travel itinerary I made for a Vaquita-oriented vacation: https://vlogvaquita.com/2013/07/18/update-vaquita-vacation/. This is the comment thread I mentioned above:
- Betina Loudermilk
- Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
- Chris Johnson
- gift shop
- harbor porpoise
- International Save the Vaquita Day
- Muskwa Club
- photo manipulation
- The Vaquita: The Biology of an Endangered Porpoise
- Tudosoiu Dragos
- Whale Fiesta
Hello, I am interested in using the 3rd photo for a school project, it is a very beautiful painting. I’d just like to ask if I could use it, please? Full creds would be given to you. Thanks c:.
Yes, you may!
Aiden thank you for sharing your mission. I am so proud to have this opportunity to share the story and your progress never give up. I see a beautiful young conservationist acknowledging that we humans are the problem and doing something about. No creature should be extinct we need to continue to protect this beautiful planet of ours called GAIA
Cherie from Australia
Thank you so much for your extremely kind words. It really means a lot to me and the Vaquita!
I love the new logo!!
Beautiful painting, and your little sister’s crochet vaquita is absolutely adorable! I can see that these were all made with love, thank you for sharing.
Thanks so much!
I love the new artwork and the new logo.
You sure have been busy creating some amazing Vaquita pieces. Love seeing what you have done. Love from GJ
Thank you so much! I’m glad you like them!