rescue dogsHere’s a sweet girl – Chica Isabela, from Puerto Rico. Such a dear, gentle dog, with big brown eyes to love on you.

We found her. She lay at the entrance to a park we visited. She was starving, as you can see in the images.

She must have hurt. Though her pain never dulled her affection for people, her willingness to wag her tail, smile, throw her heart into the moment with you.

We rescued her – flew her to New York where she enjoyed a bit of time as a true pet, well-fed, with a couch fit for lounging. A too brief but well-deserved respite from life as a fugitive, begging survival, navigating traffic and other stray dogs.

Chica made me want to save every dog in Puerto Rico. And now to my delight, someone is creatively working to do just that.

All Sato Rescue to the rescue! They are on a mission to help stray dogs in Puerto Rico and you can learn more details and support their work by clicking right HERE.

I learned about All Sato Rescue on the web site of The Great Animal Rescue Chase – a global animal rescue event. That’s a brilliant idea. This brings together animal lovers and homespun action across our pretty blue planet with the goal of helping to save one million animals. Check out their amazing work and learn how you can help by clicking HERE.

Think animals don’t need our help? Check out (and please sign!) the petition right HERE – animal lovers are rallying to encourage the government to punish and STOP this guy. Learning about this atrocity makes it obvious we need to rethink and take action to help with the many challenges animals face.

[If you’re not on facebook and therefore unable to view that page, here’s the shortest version – “UKRAINE — Since October 2011, Alexey Vedula, a 19-year-old student, has been publishing atrocious videos on the Internet which feature him torturing and killing dogs in various extremely cruel ways.” -> excerpted from the site

There’s lots to be done still – much broken that needs fixing.

Supporting creative solutions is vital to them actually working in the real world – which ones do you support? Can you think of any NEW ways to help them work?

Money is only one way to support healing action in our world. You can also spread the word, speak up on behalf of those who deserve cheering on, write a story or a song, bring awareness and revelations to those around you.

We can change the world for the better by throwing our enthusiasm in the direction of integrity and compassion. The All Sato Rescue folks will change Puerto Rico over time and ultimately save sweet creatures like Chica Isabela. And the The Great Animal Rescue Chase will help to save a million innocent animals and in doing so, hopefully we can put an end to people who wrongly think torturing animals is entertainment.

WE speak up for animals – and we need your voice.

Animals worldwide need our most humane response to the atrocities perpetrated upon them. And there’s more to do, too: people who are oppressed and suffering need our creative solutions; policies that are detrimental to the health of our environment need revamping; self-serving government officials across the globe need to be replaced with people of integrity and wisdom.

So, what will YOU solve?

What creative brilliance resides in you, what tugs at your heart, mind and soul?

When you work toward the greater good, the OneWorld art project salutes your every good deed. Your power to change the world is in your hands – reach out to make a difference right now.

Need inspiration? Explore the likelihood art gallery & storybook and peek at creative solutions and art.

Use these ideas to hatch YOUR world-healing plan – let us know the details so we can celebrate YOU.

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Meet Kadin, a young girl in Ethiopia, in this 75-second video:

What can Kidan do?

She wants to be a doctor, but she’s already been promised – engaged – and she’s only 13 years old. She’s going to be a wife, not a doctor, so we witness the death of this child’s dream before it can even be born.

This girl’s dream, her very life, is being traded for cattle. I can’t pretend to know what life is like for Kidan’s mother though I wonder – and believe the answer is yes – as to whether she too had dreams.

Kidan is engaged at 13 years old, without her knowledge, to be wed so early in her young life, and pregnancy is the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old.

It could be different.

Meet Shumi, from Bangladesh, in this short video:

Shumi says:

I would tell girls of the world, whatever you do, even if it is small, you will see a brighter future.

I would tell big companies and big people, if they could help a poor person like me, that person can do good in the world.

37 dollars and she had her business up and running. In addition, she leads the local girls center. She says we can change the life of a girl by investing in her. And that change will spark more and more positive changes too, as it ripples out and touches more people.

How can we revive Kidan’s dream?

Can we make a world in which Kidan’s dream CAN come true?

What will YOU spark?

Can you do one small thing to help girls?

Can you invest in a girl?

Donate?

Raise awareness?

Find out ALL about the girl effect on their amazing site:  The Girl Effect!

If you like to add to the world chorus of those who invest in girls, please check out, support and/or join in the amazing blogging campaign started by Tara Sophia Mohr -> Sing with us here!

And a big thank you to Tara for her work in bringing The Girl Effect to more and more people through this campaign!

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We Celebrate Great People and Imaginative Acts

September 23, 2011

The mission of the OneWorld art project is to promote, encourage, celebrate and inspire art and creative acts that make our world a more enriching place to live and grow. The best way to learn something new is to see it – really see it and let it sink in and touch who we are […]

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On Monsters – Imagined and Real

August 5, 2011

This post is inspired, in part, by our latest addition to the likelihood art project and storybook – Brooklyn artist Kylin O’Brien’s The Monster Project. Kylin works with monster images drawn by kids and paints them as murals BIG around town. Check it out here. I love the Monster Project idea. Why? Because often people […]

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The Precarious Dance of Awareness

June 7, 2011

One of the greatest aspects of being an artist is the opportunity to contemplate space and time while dreaming up the next work of art. This makes me think of Einstein and the three dimensions of space, along with the fourth dimension, time. I’m pretty fond of time, in some ways. For instance, time makes […]

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Raising Empowered Citizens – now THAT’s a Work of Art!

April 9, 2011

The contention that teachers are paid too much blows my mind – the patience, wisdom, creativity and energy it takes to successfully teach children is impossible to measure. Just because it is immeasurable, doesn’t mean it’s not huge – it means we’re attempting to measure skills and talents that are beyond quantification. Teaching is so […]

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How Will YOU Creatively Impact the World?

March 22, 2011

Creativity is what fuels invention – the active imaginative mind spins possibilities into realities with inspired action. Right now, across America, art programs are being terminated, the backward idea that “education cuts” are a viable answer spreads – when, in fact, our children are the last people who should suffer for a weak (and broken) […]

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Set Your GPS to Destination SOUL

February 20, 2011

Imagination is our most overlooked, undervalued GIFT we enjoy as humans. It’s the MAGIC, it’s the generator of all creative solutions and art. Imagination is about seeing something before you can see it – imagining it stARTs the process of bringing that very new thing into our world. Knowing yourself as a creator is what […]

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The Courage to Risk Loving

February 11, 2011

This is a special Valentine’s edition guest post by OneWorld art project member Patricia Jamie Lee, founder of The Bead People International – you can visit her here: www.jamielee.manykites.org. Thank you, Jamie! The Six Human Needs: Certainty (safety) Uncertainty/Variety Significance Love/Connection Growth Contribution (The last two represent spiritual needs and all needs create a different […]

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Show Me – Stories of Global Good REVEALED

February 4, 2011

What’s the OneWorld art project all about?  Well, I’m glad you asked. The project is about making our OneWorld a work of art – but how might that be achieved?  Perhaps you wonder what that means exactly. Making generalizations about art is risky business – some strong opinions exist and often they clash! That’s ok, […]

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