Becky Margraf’s (@bargraf) personality-packed squares began as part of the #100DayProject, a movement encouraging people to participate in 100 consecutive days of making. Soon after she started, rain clouds pouted, bowls of cereal grinned and breakfast pastries winked. “Taking weird things and making them cute is a cool way to look at the world,” says Becky, who is the community manager of DIY.org. “Anytime I was out in the wild running around San Francisco, I’d look for an object that I thought would be cool to turn into a creature.” Using 30-cent sheets of felt and 60-cent skeins of floss, she sewed her tiny, happy creations in a couple of hours, often finishing them on her commute. “This year was totally crazy — my relationship ended, I got this crazy job promotion and I moved. The squares are almost little diary entries,” says Becky. “It was cool to have something to do on the bus besides stare at a phone.”
Photo by @bargraf
LOVE ME!!!! Me and @kegrand are searching for the next @thelovemagazine cover star. anyone can apply via @thelovemagazine on Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #LOVEME17 or email email@example.com - I’ll be photographing the 20 finalists in LA in November for the Spring/Summer 2017 issue (comes out in feb.) If you are between the age of 15-35, apply with a picture of yourself and say who you are and what you love to do. We want to hear from you! ❤️
Check out the new NG Instagram book with this Tiger on the cover.
I will be speaking at Portland Oregon’s Newmark Theatre on Nov 9th at 7:30pm
and at Eugene Oregon's Hult Center for the Performing Arts on Nov 10th at 7:30pm
Here is a 11 month old cub I first photographed for the cover of my book Tigers Forever when it was 2 months old. We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too.
If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also.
There are only 3500 tigers left in the wild! We need to fight for the right of tigers to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, tiger bone wine, tiger skin furniture and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice!
Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families,
they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet.
They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not.
Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever
Check out Nat Geo and WildAid - “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid - Watch the Nat Geo / WildAid PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MKjmsnEgM
Check out my NG Book “Tigers Forever”.
Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks!
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Angelenos, I will be speaking tonight @8pm at the Thousand Oaks Civc Arts Center!!! For tickets click the link in my profile.
I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a male I named Scarface, as his lip is split on his left side - probably kicked by a buffalo. Here he has grabbed a black caiman - the #1 food source of Jaguars here in the north of the Pantanal. This caiman is at least 9 feet or 3 meters long!!! Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid
My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - they need to eat - we go to the restaurant of supermarket - well the rivers are the jaguars supermarkets, , jaguars mate and have young cubs, moms play with their kids, their cubs which stay close to mom until they are about 2 years old.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!
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