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My Persephone makes the Jango Airplay Top Ten

September 18th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Portfolio - (Comments Off on My Persephone makes the Jango Airplay Top Ten)

My Persephone is #10 on the Jango Airplay Top Ten this week (September 13, 2011):

The Shannon Robinson song with lyrics by Andrea Koehle Jones was featured with other emerging artists this week on Jango.  Every iTunes download of My Persephone helps support Love Trees children’s tree planting projects.

Soulful and haunting, this is a song about love, loss and seasons of grieving and of course the famous story of Persephone. The lyrics reflect our deep and fragile connection to trees. A portion of profits will be donated to Love Trees.

Genre: Pop: Piano
Release Date: 2010
Song goal: to be featured in a film, television or dance production. Pass it on…  :  )

Hear the full song for free here: My Persephone

Thanks Jango and Jango fans!

Click here for more information about the song.

Summit’s latest projects

May 18th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Portfolio - (Comments Off on Summit’s latest projects)

Puppy Tweets: Summit, the ghost tweeting dog,  just picked-up another high profile client. Summit, a friendly Bernese Mountain Dog, offers individuals and business clients thoughtful tweets and loyal discretion.

Summit passes the time while the kids are at school, by tweeting for clients around the world. Summit is selective about her clients. She loves to tweet about animal protection and conservation but she can tweet about anything.

Summit donates a portion of her profits to Love Trees because she loves kids and trees – and because without trees her animal pals around the world could become homeless. To follow Summit: http://twitter.com/Summit_tweets

 

Fun Hummingbird Tree Crafts to make with the kids

April 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Portfolio - (Comments Off on Fun Hummingbird Tree Crafts to make with the kids)

The Hummingbird is also called the messenger of joy and it is always good luck to see a hummingbird. I saw lots of hummingbirds around the time of my daughter Avery’s birth. Recently Avery and I made these cute hummingbird crafts to hang on trees in honour of tree planting hero and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai who died several months ago. She used to tell a beautiful story about the hummingbird: See it here:  VIDEO: I will be a hummingbird.  I will do the best I can.

Avery had a lot of fun making the hummingbird craft as it involved finger painting. We made a bunch of hummingbirds and hung them from trees in Canada and two months later we brought a hummingbird with us to hang from a tree in Zambia. We were in Zambia to donate trees to children from MY CHARITY – The ChariTREE Foundation. While there, I told the children about the story of the hummingbird. VIDEO: from our ‘Tree Trip’ to Zambia.

What you’ll need to make your own hummingbird craft:

  • Green and blue finger paint
  • Silver sparkle paint in a tube
  • Paint brush
  • Black and white construction paper
  • Dark Blue marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • hole punch
  • green ribbon

How to:

  • Have your child finger paint two pieces of paper with blue, green and silver (or whatever colour combo you want) – try to fill both pages with paint.
  • Before the paint dries have your child sprinkle sparkles over the hummingbird.
  • Let dry for three hours.
  • Cut the two pages into one big oval (for the body); two big tingles (for wings); one smaller triangle (for the tail); and one small but long tingle (for the beak). See image.
  • Fold the wings and the tail piece accordion style and glue them to the back of the oval. Add the beak, draw the birds eves
  • Glue the pieces together and use the marker to draw on the bird’s eyes and some hearts on the hummingbird’s body.
  • Draw lines along the wings with your silver sparkle paint.
  • Once dry punch a hole with a hole punch in one wing and tie a ribbon through it.
  • Go outside and hang it from a tree.

When we made our hummingbirds we had no idea  how far they would go. See video: http://youtu.be/pTDIQfwcsQA