Illustration by Veronica Lawlor / Design by Hambly & Woolley, Toronto
During the last weeks of his administration, President Obama secured increased protection for the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is now officially designated as an endangered species. Unbelievably, the rusty-patched bumblebee population has gone down almost 90% since the 1990s. (Scientific American) Besides contributing to the beauty and diversity of life, why are bees important? According to One Green Planet, bees are â€œresponsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant.â€ Thatâ€™s right, bees are the pollinators of the world, working hard so you can have food on your table. And they are worthy and worth protecting!
A few years ago, I did a few illustrations of bees for a poster created by Hambly & Woolley, a design firm in Toronto, called The Life and Lore of Bees. It was a fun project, including my receipt of several copies of the finished poster. I would like to offer the copies I have left as a fund-raiser for the Environmental Defense Fund, whose mission is â€œto preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.â€
How it works: Donate to the EDF and email the receipt to info(at)studio1482.com with your mailing address, and a signed print will be shipped to you in 5 â€“ 7 business days.
Donate $50 to receive a 27â€ x 19â€ print of this poster, on soft grey paper (7 available, while supplies last.)
Donate $100 to receive a press proof print of this poster, slightly larger than 27â€ x 19â€, on soft cream paper (3 available, while supplies last.)
Letâ€™s work to keep our environment safe for future generations!
Exercise in Book: Haitian Relief, p 108/109
To celebrate the launch of Veronica Lawlor’s A Drawing A Day Sketchbook Skool klass, the studio 1482 members are doing the exercises from our book One Drawing A Day: A Six Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media. Join us on Facebook!