The apocalyptic wildfires in Australia have killed nearly half a billion animals. The grief is hitting me in waves. My mind is haunted by images of terrified koalas climbing to the tops of trees for safety only to find an agonizing death. It is a living nightmare and so many of our animal friends have fallen.
It can feel so hopeless, but we can still help. Here is a list of options for helping or donating on the WIRES Wildlife Rescue page. WIRES is the leading wildlife rescue organization in Australia.
One of my ways of coping with the grief is to channel it into artwork. These two pieces were the result.
I have converted this koala piece into a seamless pattern for fabric. Soon I will be announcing a pre-order for a koala tote and clip wallet in which the net profits will be donated to WIRES Wildlife Rescue in Australia.
Here is a digital mock-up of these products. Sign up for our newsletter to find out when these will be available for pre-order!