Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Ripple - Illustration Friday teams up with Ripple!

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.  Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope." ~Robert Kennedy

Sea Turtle - Indirect Effects
In addition to the direct harm caused by exposure to oil, sea turtles may suffer indirect impacts for weeks or months afterwards.  Sea turtles may ingest small amounts of oil from the water or their food that, over time, may accumulate in their bodies and harm or kill them.  They may also suffer from lack of food if a spill is large enough that it kills off seagrass beds, shellfish and other food sources.  Low levels of oil exposure that don't cause obvious harm could also have subtle but damaging effects, like impairing the turtles' sense of smell, hampering their immunity or reducing their levels of gut-dwelling, digestion-aiding bacteria.  (Defenders of Wildlife)

Please send forth a Ripple, and do what you can.

10 comments:

Christie said...

Very sweet! I realy l like your color choices. I love the turtles, so sad I hope they can save them and stop the spill soon!

Diana Evans said...

your work is wonderful and this is a really great cause...

Sally Taylor said...

This is precious, and yes, our children will still be cleaning up this mess long after we are gone. I hope they are better stewards than we are.

k.h.whitaker said...

this is very cute

Peggy Collins said...

Great illo! Love your blog as well.

Michelle Henninger said...

Thanks so much everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by! And I agree Diana, Ripple is a great cause! And Christie, I hope that animals can be saved and the spill stopped soon too!

Clip Art and Scrap said...

sad situation. your illustrations are lovely and touching.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

What a sweet, sweet illustration. Very well done. I love the care and the emotion shown here. Great illustration for a an ad or story. Great work.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Michelle! This is so wonderful and what a great message of unifying for a cause. Love your characters and ethnic diversity. Wonderful lines and tone. God bless you for giving of your time and talent.

theartofpuro said...

So sweet and sad!