January 11, 2018

After taking a blog break through the glorious craziness that is our holiday season at Arte for Elephants. I finally had a chance to sit down and think of some things everyone (myself included) can do this year that will really help elephants.

We all know by now that we...

September 7, 2017

I have a confession to make. I’ve struggled in writing this particular blog post for several months now. I’ve drafted and deleted many feeble attempts but they always turn out the same. Meh. I just can’t convey the volcano of passion I feel for this subject in a concis...

August 17, 2017

There is no doubt about it, the world is spiraling in a frightening and dangerous place, the like of which I haven’t seen in my lifetime. With the threat of nuclear war being bounced back and forth between world leaders and hate groups like the KKK and the Nazi’s openl...

July 22, 2017

“How did you get into this?”

This is the most frequent question visitors to our art booth ask of us. It seems everyone wants to know. I have my own theories about why people are so intrigued with our story. Maybe the idea of devoting your lives to such a narrow focus (c...

July 7, 2017

I love my life, I really do. Its taken 53 years to find a career that fills my spirit, makes the world a better place and keeps me on my creative toes. Arte for Elephants does that and more.

Arte for Elephants (AFE) has been around since 2015 and has gone through severa...

May 21, 2017

Yesterday I was shocked to learn (through social media) that a young woman I had worked with a few years ago took her own life. Apparently, to judge by the posts of her friends, it had happened just that day and the sentiments on her FB page were all of disbelief and h...

May 15, 2017

We are getting hit, there is no doubt about it, each and every one of us is getting hit. Compassion is taking a beating everywhere we turn.

Regardless of your political beliefs, your religion or your ethnicity it seems like the world is going haywire; tensions with N. K...

May 9, 2017

Running Arte for Elephants is a singularly marvelous experience for me. To exist in this online space and travel the country connecting with compassionate, elephant lovin' folks all over the US, is an amazing experience. Every day, I am meeting to people from all walks...

May 2, 2017

Yesterday was May 1st, historically, a day of huge significance for cultures around the world.

To the ancient Celts it was the day of Beltane (the spring festival of rebirth) the Greeks celebrated with flower baskets, parts of the UK still see the spring in with maypole...

April 25, 2017

Arte for Elephants just came off of the single best weekend we have ever had!! We did a three day, spring arts and crafts festival in lovely downtown Lompoc, California, a charming community in the coastal region of Central California (made famous by the movie, Sideway...

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