The Tearful Elephant

Its here! Its finally here! My first artwork. I really liked this artist I got from Fiverr coming from Romania. I really like her simplistic but child friendly art. There are so many choices, options, and styles to choose from. I had to bite the bullet and just start with one. I hope to gain enough money to do lots of art. But a start is a start.

I think this one is the easiest and yet most impacting scenario to understand. A tearful elephant ghost sees that his tusk was just used for a gift on Chinese New Year. It strikes me as something that should people find a little unbelievable. That an elephant must die for just a gift. And for what, as a chinese new year gift…. Is that worth a life? I didn’t want to start off with something so dramatic. Just something easy to understand. There are no villains here. There is no immense evil. It is just regular people. And we need to break that myth and mold. As normal as it seems, you killed something beautiful.

I hope I can spread this on social media for Cambodians in Cambodia. They are at the center of trade route. We need to share and hopefully people learn. Its the start of something. I want to be a little different in showing that its just not terrible. But what is going on? We care for them, they die, its bad? Its more than that, they are beautiful creatures, they want to live, our reason for killing them is terrible. We need to do something about it, in the end, it is us causing the destruction. I’m very happy with the art and my progress. Time to identify some places to post up.

Illustrate Reality

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Time to get back on track. Time is back on my side. No more home renovations, no more yard work, baby room is done. Now you’re free, now you got time to fight the good fight. I’ve been busy for quite a few months. Distracting me (rightly so) from my ambitions and goals. I’ve always felt reluctant to take on any real project. I think it gets scary when it becomes real. But I actually feel good about my upcoming projects, I think something can actually be accomplished and progress made.

My baby is due in a couple of weeks. I’ve been slightly anxious but very excited about him coming. My wife and the preparation of baby Henry coming has taken my full and mostly undivided attention. But I don’t want to my work stop, if its at snail speed but at least its going. But now with everything done and the waiting game begins. My mind is rev up to the highest throttle. Its going at a hundred miles an hour and driving in every and all directions.

So I finally have some real projects underway. I’m working on finding some good artists to draw me illustrations that show the truth and reality of what happens to animals in Cambodia. You think its harmless to get a elephants tusk for a gift, a┬ápangolin scale for soup, or snake blood to heal? Its all preposterous, its not right and there is┬áno proof any of it is actually beneficial. So we need to stop it and that is through education. Simple and straightforward messages. I want to post it on social media and have it spread through the masses. Hopefully we can keep changing people’s minds one by one. I also have another project which will hopefully bring additional funds. I’m happy to get back to it, I’m happy to get back to making a difference.

I can’t wait for Henry to get here. I want to leave a better world for him.

If you’re reading this and can help any way you can. I would truly appreciate it. 100% of the funds go towards the cause.

https://www.gofundme.com/cambodiaanimals