Friday, July 31, 2015

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair

Stinger, Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201175844/mighty-midway-ride-minnesota-state-fair?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Venus Fly Trap, 2014

Venus Fly Trap, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/200939646/venus-fly-trap-macro-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Freesia & Pansy, 2015

Freesia and Pansy, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229549701/freesia-and-pansy-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Tulip, 2015

Tulip, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229360254/purple-tulips-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Hydrangea, 2015

Hydrangea, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/228979794/hydrangea-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For Cecil, For the Earth

Anyone who knows me well knows that saving our precious planet has always been important to me. I recycle. I compost. I take short showers. I eat organic. I don't buy bottled water. I use reusable coffee mugs when I stop at the local coffee shop. I don't own a car. Still, I never feel like it's enough.

Lion, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
With the tragic end to Cecil the Lion's life this month, I am reminded once again how it only takes a couple uncaring people to destroy what is beautiful about our planet.  I'm happy to see the Internet exploding with anger and outrage over Cecil's untimely death. Perhaps he had to die for things to change. Sad. So very sad that it takes a tragedy to open peoples eyes.

Asian Elephant, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
As an American, as a Minnesotan, I am embarrassed for the treatment Cecil received. Embarrassed that the hunter who paid that $55000 to kill him lives a half an hour away from me. Embarrassed that it only reinforces the worlds view of Americans. Mostly though, I wish African countries didn't have to sell permits to hunters to pay for their conservation efforts. I read today that one country sold a permit for $350,000 to a hunter to kill a black rhinoceros (one of the most endangered animals on Earth). Why wouldn't these hunters just donate the money to conserve the animals that they love hunting? Is the kill really that gratifying? Perhaps the punishment for this Minnesotan dentist should be that he pay $55000 per year for the rest of his life to African conservation efforts (he can blame his guides all he wants, he should still be held responsible for his part in it).

Rhinoceros, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
I've had conversations with a couple different friends today about the short attention spans of humans. We post links to our facebook timelines and rant a little, then forget about it the next day. We do nothing to help or to change. We just rant. Next week, there will be another event pissing people off. Another tragedy for people to rant on twitter and facebook about. Cecil will have been forgotten. An even sadder state of life in the modern age. The Internet has destroyed our attention spans. We shift our anger from one thing to the next without looking back. Will there be no justice for Cecil in our Internet induced A.D.D. lives?

Reticulated Giraffe, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
I don't want to forget about Cecil, or any other animal. Fifty years from now, I want to look back and know that I tried to help. That I tried to prevent the mass extinction of so many wonderful animals. Which brings me to my point. Going forward, I will be donating 50% of all revenue from my drawings and prints of endangered species to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF works around the world to fight climate change and conserve animals and their natural habitats. It isn't much, but its something. 

If you are interested in the WWF, please visit their website:  https://www.worldwildlife.org/

You can view the drawing and prints that I am using for donating the money on my shop on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeckyTylerArt?section_id=11233196&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Lets make something positive happen from a bad situation. It's time for change.


Bengal Tiger, Colored Pencil & Watercolor


Bengal Tiger, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Drawing and Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/224550187/bengal-tiger-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-0

I will be donating 50% of the sale of this drawing and any prints made of it to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF concentrates its efforts on conservation of wildlife, water, forest, and fighting climate change. If you would like to donate to the WWF directly, please visit their website: www.worldwildlife.org.

Elephant, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Elephant, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing and Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/200283211/asian-elephant-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-1

I will be donating 50% of the sale of this drawing and any prints made of it to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF concentrates its efforts on conservation of wildlife, water, forest, and fighting climate change. If you would like to donate to the WWF directly, please visit their website: www.worldwildlife.org.

Red Rose, 2014

Red Rose, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190767891/red-rose-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Elephant, Colored Pencil

Elephant, Colored Pencil
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/95069679/elephant-profile-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

I will be donating 50% of the sale of this drawing and any prints made of it to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF concentrates its efforts on conservation of wildlife, water, forest, and fighting climate change. If you would like to donate to the WWF directly, please visit their website: www.worldwildlife.org.

Giraffe, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Giraffe, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Prints and Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/202805376/reticulated-giraffe-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_5

I will be donating 50% of the sale of this drawing and any prints made of it to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF concentrates its efforts on conservation of wildlife, water, forest, and fighting climate change. If you would like to donate to the WWF directly, please visit their website: www.worldwildlife.org.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ranunculus, 2015

Ranunculus, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228684599/ranunculus-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_5

Hydrangea, 2015

Hydrangea, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/229113590/hydrangea-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Snapdragon, 2015

Snapdragon, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229928731/snapdragon-flower-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Clydesdale Horse, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Clydesdale, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201806604/wild-clydesdale-horse-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/200937586/mighty-midway-minnesota-state-fair-fine?ref=shop_home_active_6

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pansy, 2015

Pansy, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/229233508/pansy-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Ranunculus, 2015

Ranunculus, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229231203/ranunculus-flower-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Prosthechea Orchid, 2015

Prosthechea Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/242058546/prosthechea-radiata-orchid-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Brassia Orchid, 2015

Brassia Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/242058284/brassia-orchid-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Waterlily, 2015

Waterlily, 2015

Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/242058098/purple-water-lily-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_5

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cymbidium Orchid, 2015

Cymbidium Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/228204675/pink-cymbidium-orchid-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Purple Tulip, 2015

Tulip, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229230583/purple-tulips-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Caladium Leaves, 2015

Caladium Leaves, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/241770124/caladium-leaves-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Zinnia, 2015

Zinnia, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/241666747/red-and-yellow-zinnia-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Percheron Horses, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Percheron Horses, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201972981/percheron-horses-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_5

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, 2014

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/201003370/netherland-dwarf-rabbit-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_4

Pansy, 2015

Pansy, 2015

Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/229360090/pansy-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Poinsettia, 2014

Poinsettia, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/214879134/pink-poinsettia-leaves-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Giraffe, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Giraffe, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/202815181/giraffe-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Ranunculus, 2015

Ranunculus, 2015
Prints Via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228452452/ranunculus-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_5

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Arabian Horse, 2014

Arabian Horse, Watercolor & Colored Pencil
Drawing via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/201732204/arabian-horse-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Ascocenda Vanda Orchid, 2014

Ascocnenda Vanda Orchid, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/201975031/ascocenda-vanda-orchid-close-up-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Mormolyca Peruviana Orchid, 2014

Mormolyca Peruviana Orchid, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/94471374/mormolyca-peruviana-orchid-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Potentilla, 2014

Potentilla, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/200375994/white-potentilla-flower-macro-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-3