My dad, grandmother, and I along with my girlfriend are DESPERATELY trying to raise money to find a house for us and our three beautiful cats. We’ve sold as many of our expendable things as we can and we still don’t have nearly enough, we need to raise $1,500 dollars at the very least and we are…
Well the situation just got progressively worse… The apartment manager found out that me, my girlfriend, my dad, and our cats are staying here and we’re being told to vacate within the week with NO WHERE to go, and we still only have $170 out of $1,500 raised. So unless we make this happen fast, we’re going to be on the streets, and who knows where our cats are going to be because there is absolutely nowhere for them to go and we just can’t, CAN’T get rid of them, they’re our family too. Please spread this around again..!! I didn’t think the situation could get any worse, I’m on the verge of a breakdown and I don’t know what to do anymore. Anyone who donates anything above $10 dollars will recieve a bust drawing of their choice from me. We need this so badly, please, please help..!!
GoFundMe Moving Emergency Donation Page
nubbsgalore: photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
Blue Forest by photographer Kilian Schönberger.
Favourite work of the week, amazing food photography with a space narrative twist!
Endless Books: 8 Weeks
- Dina Belenko
messing around with brushes
(biking hell is real, i didn’t believe it before but now i see)
Henrik Nordenberg (1857-1928), Artist in his studio, 1891. Oil on canvas, 56 x 39.5 cm.
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Suleiman. Istanbul, Turkey. c. 1555-1560. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper.
Matthijs Meel by Jasper Abels. preview Prestage Magazine via @jasperabels
Luis Camnitzer - The Photograph (1981)
La Douleur Exquise by Niklas Hoejlund & Trine Hyldtof
taking pictures for the summer line :)
coming this weekend (hopefully!) i’ll be posting a final date this week!!!