Really excited to have one of these sweet paper mache birds on the way to me and even more excited to find out that the proceeds from this shop support artisans and their families still iving in the very real devastation of Haiti. The project is The Paper Turtles and is a collaboration between an artist in New Mexico, Laura Bruzzese, and Aly Abraham of Haiti. She was already working with him on creating her turtle designs before the 2010 earthquake and was amazed at his dedication and commitment to continue the work (and heart-breakingly even apologize for a delay) after the disaster. Now they have partnered up on this special etsy shop that donates all profits to Aly and his other artists and their families. I was really touched by their story and thought that it would be a great way to help support the ongoing efforts to rebuild the lives of artists and people living in Haiti after such a great tragedy.
Please check out their shop and read more about this special collaboration here.