I don't imagine there are many people who are not upset by the disastrous oil spill and its effect on the flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast. Few of us, however, act on it.
In an effort to help the wildlife of the Gulf Coast, an illustrator, Kelly Light, has set up a blog, Ripple, which is subtitled, "A small sketch--a small donation--each small act helps. Together we can cause a ripple in the oil soaked waters of the Gulf."
Artists, illustrators, and graphic designers are donating tiny works of art to entice people to contribute to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. The details of the program are on the blog.
The amazing part of this generous act is the response from artists. The art is coming from around the world--France, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Venezuela, Dubai, as well as the United States and Canada. I saw about a dozen pieces from artists in New Hampshire! Bravo!
To tie into the library, here are four artists who are contributing to Ripple, and a representative picture book from each in our collection:
Davis, Katie. Who Hops? [JP DAV].
Eldridge, Marion. The Sparrow's Easter Song by Michelle Medlock Adams. [JP ADA].
Huntington, Amy. One Monday. [JP HUN]
Morris, J.E. May I Please Have a Cookie? [E MOR]
I hope you'll all consider supporting the Ripple effort!