Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fresh Off The Easel

Lady Moon Gazing Upon Mother Earth is an acrylic painting on a stretched canvas measuring 12" x 16" for $160.

Glass Pyramid is an acrylic painting on a gallery wrapped canvas measuring "16 X 20" for $280

Fruit Of Peace was raffled off at CommuniTree on September 24th 2011 to raise funds for Earth Rhythms.

This new hand painted sign was recently completed as a commission for our friend Sherry Blue who will be using it to promote her business. Thank you Sherry! :)

This hand painted sign was recently completed as well and will serve as the logo for our friend Alana to use in promoting her business.

Stay tuned for more!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ready For Tomorrow?

CommuniTREE Celebration  
Get Ready for some Action!   
September 24th- Saturday - 10:00-2:00  
The Fall Festival-Trees for Life will start at 10:00am at the White Rock Lake Bath House Cultural Center  on the lawn, in the building, under the trees.   A GREAT DAY FOR THE FAMILY... photo ops galore!  Click Link for more excitement!!!


Amy Martin, executive director of Earth Rhythms, relates: "This event is an outgrowth over the group's long-time relationship with several 100+ year old elm trees behind the Bath House Cultural Center, where we have held many festivals. When the trees were cut down due to ill health, Earth Rhythms commemorated one by having artist Julia Schloss paint a butterfly on the stump. It was eventually cut off and the slab turned into an art table for the facility. Another tree was honored with a "Goodbye to a Tree" service before it was cut down. Both were so well received that CommuniTREE was a natural outgrowth."


This year, 2011, has been designed by the United Nations as the International Year of the Forests ( A Celebrate Forests campaign has been created for this by National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the USDA Forest Service, and the American Forest Foundation (AFF).

Throughout history trees have been revered and seen as sacred symbols of power, wisdom, healing, fertility and even life itself.  The World Tree or Tree of Life is found in virtually every culture and religion, symbolizing the union of heaven and earth and the interconnection of life. Trees teach us to grow our roots in fertile soil and reach for our dreams while reminding us to live in balance and harmony.

Trees are anchors of most ecosystems, stabilizing soil and preventing erosion while filtering pollutants from rain and ground water. Worldwatch Institute estimates at least 321 million acres of trees need to be planted just to restore and maintain the productivity of soil and water resources. Trees produce half of the atmosphere's oxygen, while the average tree absorbs of 13 pounds CO2 each year. Shade from trees can reduce utility bills for air conditioning by 15 to 50 percent.

Dallas area neighborhoods with mature trees can be up to 11 degrees cooler than new neighborhoods without trees, and a one-degree rise in temperature equals a 2% increase in peak electricity consumption; and cities are 5 to 9 degrees warmer than rural areas, with 3% to 8% of summer electric use going to compensate for this urban "heat island" effect. Statistics from Dallas Urban Forestry


Tzivia, Amy, Rodney

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Primal Aspects Calendar

Stay on top of where we'll be and places you can see some new artistic creations by Emily Dewbre-Young and/or some of our friends by keeping tabs on our new calendar:
Primal Aspects Calendar

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Honeybees and Pests Which Bug Bees

Found On Moonlady News!

"Honeybees and Pests Which Bug Bees"
September 7
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Talk by Bill Baxter for The Trinity Valley Bee Keepers Association.
The meeting will feature a talk on honeybees by
Bill Baxter, Assistant Foulbrood Inspector, Apiary Inspection Service,
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. All welcome ~
membership is not required. Complimentary event. For

The Point, Center for Arts and Education at C. C. Young
4847 West Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75214
RSVP: 214-841-2834 or

Friday, September 2, 2011

New website with easy-to-find water-wise drought tips

We heard about this on Moonlady News. Thanks!

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has launched a new
website called Water Education in Texas (, solely
for the purpose of providing homeowners and producers with easy-to-find
water-wise drought tips.

“We found that the longer this historical drought hangs on, the more
information is generated to help Texans cope with it,” said Dr. Pete Gibbs,
AgriLife Extension associate director at College Station. “The trouble is,
we’re now drowning in a virtual sea of drought-related information. To stem
the flow, AgriLife Communications has siphoned off only the most pertinent
information that’s been submitted by our experts. This information has been
updated, then further edited down to provide the public with just what they need
to know.”

Gibbs said the site is easy to navigate because it has only three main
categories, which are easily accesses by a single click of the mouse. The
site’s categories are “Your Home,” which deals with everything from leaky
faucets to washing machines; “Lawn and Garden,” which addresses topics
including drip irrigation and watering trees, and “Agriculture and
Wildlife,” which  offers tips on livestock, crops, fish and wildlife.

The information is offered in short, bulleted single sentences with a key word
or phrase embedded within the text for those seeking more in-depth information
on that particular topic, Gibbs said.

“Our main goal is to provide the best information possible that people can
actually use,” Gibbs said. “You can have the best information in the world,
but if your clientele can’t find it or don’t know it exists, it’s pretty
much worthless.”

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