Posts Tagged ‘shark’

Shark Love

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

It’s Shark Week! I am actually pretty surprised and delighted to see that there are so many people across the digital sphere who are actually excited by an animal that has long been feared and discredited. Thanks to the folks at the Discovery Channel, Shark Week celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year, honoring and learning about this glorious creature. Also, because of social networking, Shark Week fanfare is spreading, and leaking over to current generations. Of course, this is exactly the kind of exposure animals need to fully raise everyone’s consciousness about the trouble and obstacales they face for the survival of their species.

As you may already know – late last year I painted a piece called “Ark Shark.” While most may think I am referring to Noah’s Ark (as I notice that Ark Shark comes up quite a bit in our Google Search statistics), its really a much more simple, silly story. When my husband was a child, his sister purchased a fishtank and adopted a few little fishies for their home. My husband decided he, too, wanted to own a fish – so he bought a little freshwater mini shark. He named this mini terror, “Ark Shark” (with the name being derived from his initials – Arie Richard Kriheli). So I decided I to name my painting after his little shark from his childhood. Anyhow, in honor of Shark Week, I am offering a FREE Ark Shark Note Card with a purchase of any art print from our store. Offer ends next Thursday, so get your Shark Week on!

Twenty-Ten and the Year Ahead

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Happy Twenty-Ten to all our eco-friends!

2009 was an exciting year for us and we are looking forward to a more prosperous and successful coming year. We will be making a sincere effort to uphold our mission in raising awareness of the plight of endangered animals and environmental concerns. We will be talking to like-minded organizations with the goal of strengthening our ambitions.

We are also happy to announce that EcoPatterns is now contributing monthly donations to WWF and its entirely made possible by your continued support. Rest assured that your purchases of our products will in turn, help a fantastic cause.

We’d like to kick off the year by sharing a new addition to our archive, the Ark Shark. I know, I know – most folks seldom sympathize with the predatory giant of the sea that evokes horrific memories of “Jaws” and tales of attacks on humans. But the reality of the situation is that these magnificent marine beasts are in dire need of attention as their populations are drastically dwindling. Malathip Kriheli designed this new pattern as well as a new painting with great care and a deep concern for the preservation of this awesome creature.