There are only 2 weekends left of SeaWorld's Spooktacular kid-friendly Halloween celebration! Meet Sesame Street friends as they countdown to Halloween, trick or treat and dance the day away in your favorite costumes alongside shimmering mermaids and fanciful fishes. www.SeaWorld.com
SeaWorld's Spooktacular is held weekends through Oct 28 and is included with park admission. #Halloween#familyfun#SeaWorld#SesameStreet#thingstodo#weekend#InfinityFallsnowopen#events#orlando Photo by SeaWorld
I am often asked about my silversmithing journey. My storyline is not straight. It has taken many twists and turns.
My past artistic endeavors included painting canvas, murals, and furniture. I installed mosaics and dappled in pottery. In 2009 we built our home, and I collected river rocks to create cabinet knobs. When that project was complete, I drilled smaller rocks and began wire wrapping them into jewelry. In 2011 I purchased my first torch. I spent hours researching tanks and ventilation, swearing over melted silver, loose rocks in my rough bezel settings, and over-hammered jump rings. But I was hooked. I spent evenings and weekends in my tiny studio, saving funds to purchase more equipment. My goal was to work for another 3 years, and save a year's worth of income so that I could take the starving artist plunge and have a small net to fall into.
In 2014 we lost our home and my studio to a wildfire. It turned our worlds upside down. It also catapulted us into a space of re-evaluation. We deliberately chose to shrink our expenses so that I could quit my job and pursue my lifelong dream of being an artist.
With the generous assistance of @cerfplus and @riogrande, I set up a small silversmithing studio inside the @yardfoodtess greenhouse. For a year I struggled to find my way. I became a Pinterest addict, increasingly frustrated and uncertain how to set myself apart. I set a self challenge to create 100 chains to improve my soldering skills. I pushed myself to approach galleries around the nation, eventually spreading my work to 25 venues, barely making ends meet.
In late 2015 I decided to set another self challenge, to fabricate 30 botanicals. I melted piece after piece. I taught myself how to turn mistakes into happy accidents. I learned how to carefully watch the silver beneath the flame, understand its response, remain calm.
And now? I will continue to challenge myself, like with this seahorse I finished today. I will continue to offer workshops to share my journey. The sky is the limit. Thank YOU for following and supporting as I meander forward.
While a concrete tank is undoubtedly inappropriate to house a killer whale due to its tight confines and barren features, it can also be dangerous if constructed and/or maintained with carelessness. Loro Parque’s killer whale stadium is a perfect example of this.
In February 2006 four SeaWorld owned orcas were transported to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain. Upon arrival at the zoo, Orca Ocean - Loro Parque’s orca complex - was far from finished. To save money and speed up the process, Wolfgang Kiessling, Loro Parque’s owner, decided to coat the pools with a cheap product called Metflix.
Keto, Kohana, Tekoa and Skyla quickly picked up on this problem and developed the habit of using their teeth to peel away strips of the Metflix from the pool walls. This directly coincides with the inadequate living conditions and lack of stimulation captive orcas are subjected to. As a result, Orca Ocean was shut down for repairs for 10 weeks. This left the orcas exposed to construction noise for up to twelve hours a day.
Even after the repairs, Metflix strips would still show up in the pool skimmers, and the orcas would continue to pick it up and ingest it. Toward the end of 2006, three of the four Loro Parque orcas underwent endoscopies to determine whether or not they had ingested the paint (if toxic, it can prove fatal).
Shown in the video above is Keto undergoing an endoscopy exam in November, 2006. As the trainers attempt to restrain Keto, he gets more and more agitated until he finally begins to thrash around. Not only is this dangerous for both Keto and the trainers, but it could’ve been prevented. If Loro Parque used an appropriate paint product this entire situation could have been avoided.
Video: Suzanne Allee
Aktuell verkauft Tui noch Reisen zu SeaWorld Partnerhotels und Tickets für den Loro Parque. Nächste Woche trifft sich PETA in den USA erneut mit der Tui Group, um ein weiteres Gespräch zu führen. Ich hoffe, dass es es endet wie mit Thomas Cook! Um überzeugend und mit viel Unterstützung in das Gespräch zu gehen, hat PETA eine Petition gestartet! Und ich würde mich sehr sehr freuen, wenn ihr euch die paar Minuten für den Support nehmt! Der Link steht oben in meiner Bio (unter der Followeranzahl) danke 💕🙏 #stopcaptivity#seaworld#loroparque#tui
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