Art for Abotti Cockatoos!

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Andrew Denman / Art / Avian Rescue / Conservation / Indonesia / Indonesian Parrot Project
Indonesian Parrot Project

Renowned artist Andrew Denman has created the first official fine art drawing of an Abbotti cockatoo; one of our beloved Anak Berani’s family members!

Learn more about the artwork of Andrew Denman at
http://www.andrewdenman.com or http://www.facebook.com/Denman.Studios.

One of our most exciting donations yet, this on-of-a-kind original artwork, made exclusively for IPP, will be auctioned off online the weekend of December 19th, 2014. All proceeds go to protect and conserve one of the rarest birds in the world!

To own this masterpiece, private message us at our Indonesian Parrot Project Facebook page with your name, contact details, the phrase “Denman Bid” and the amount you are bidding. Bidding begins Friday, Dec 19th, 12am and closes at midnight on Sunday, Dec 21st. The winning bidder will be notified on December 22nd. Denman’s drawing is valued at $2,500-$3,000 with bidding starting at the reserve price of $2,000. The IPP will post the current high bid amount on their Facebook page twice a day during the bidding period so interested parties will know where the bidding stands.

This is the perfect gift for any wildlife and art lover, and please remember when placing your bids that 100% of the money raised will be used to protect and conserve this rare cockatoo on the brink of extinction. Currently, there are only 20 birds left in the world.

Discovered in 1907 in the Masalembu Archipelago the birds were in plenty till the 1980’s when trappers from Sumbawa and Bali took the birds by the hundreds and soldiers shot them for sport. In 1994 only five birds were left on one island. The Indonesian Parrot Project has been working in earnest on Masakambing Island to protect and conserve these rare birds and have brought the current population up to twenty. Money is needed to protect and create more habitat for the birds, plant additional foodstuffs and to continue an extensive ongoing education program for children and adults alike throughout the archipelago.

The photo below is a sneak preview of Andrew’s work in progress. Check back on our page again December 10th for the newest update, and then see the final work on December 16th, 2014. The piece is an original graphite drawing on watercolor board and measures 13.5 x 27 inches, unframed. The Indonesian Parrot Project thanks Andrew Denman for his generous donation.

Please share with all your friends and contacts, and get ready to place your bids starting December 19th!

Happy Holidays from the Abbotti’s!

Indonesian Parrot Project

Indonesian Parrot Project

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Tantalizing Tenerife

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Animal Abuse / Canary Islands / Dragon Tree / Flora and Fauna / Grapes / Tenerife / Travel / Volcano
Clouds caress Mt. Teide

We spent a day exploring the glory of Tenerife, and making our way to that wonderful volcano Mt. Teide.  I hope these photo’s show why I fell in love with the glories of Tenerife!

Clouds caress Mt. Teide

Clouds caress Mt. Teide

The amazing Dragon Tree

The amazing Dragon Tree

The beaches below were full of activity.

The beaches below were full of activity.

It looks as though a hand is giving us a sign!

It looks as though a hand is giving us a sign!

Magnificent Flora Music and Fun! Flowers just seem to sing! Rising from the Waters Below The Grape

A stop to admire Mt. Teide.

A stop to admire Mt. Teide.

The road that leads through clouds to Mt. Teide

The road that leads through clouds to Mt. Teide

Floating…..

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Bald Head Island NC / Happiness / Just Life! / Nature / Photography / Uncategorized

Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation.  Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others.  It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.  ~K.O. Eckland, “Footprints On Clouds”

 

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It’s been too long!

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Avian / Bald Head Island NC / Birds / Happiness / Just Life! / Nature / Photography

I’ve been away for a while due to family circumstances.  I hope to pick back up and continue to share the beauty that surrounds me!

 

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.

Douglas Coupland

Sleeping Beauties