You Don't Know What You've Got 'Till It's Gone

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    They took all the trees
    Put 'em in a tree museum
    And they charged the people
    A dollar and a half just to see 'em
    Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

    For Project Soul Pancake: Pint Sized Protest

    Step 1: Find a couple of little people.
    Step 2: Emblazon a tiny piece of paper with something you stand for.
    Step 3: Stage your protest in a public sapce.
    Step 4: Walk away and let the world hear your battle cry...or should we say whisper?

    As soon as I saw the project for this week I immediately thought of The Lorax by Dr.Seuss. It seemed like the perfect match, especially considering just where this photo was taken. All I needed was a few minutes, some polymer clay and there was my lorax.

    Most of my "forest" photos are taken in my town's community forest, a beautiful expanse of trees and lakes and endless nature. I'm on the board of directors for the governing society and every year we have to send a plea to the city and the provincial government to leave it just as it is. Not build roads right through it, not put houses in it...just leave it for everyone as a sanctuary. Someone's gotta speak for the trees, it might as well be me!

    TOTW: Musically Challenged
    Project Soul Pancake Week #13

    Nicholas Max Scarpinato, photosbysavs, and 201 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. just_makayla 48 months ago | reply

      So, I'm in school right now and I saw this and "hehe'd" out loud :P
      Amazing detail and idea.

    2. Michael Taggart Photography 48 months ago | reply

      OMG - so cool!!!!!!

      I'm sure everyone has some polymer clay laying around ready to turn into a Lorax - Not!

      Wonderfully creative : )

    3. makeitabigbox 48 months ago | reply

      could you or your art be any cuter? the answer is no. because if it does get cuter, we will all die from cuteness overload. :)

    4. titanium. 48 months ago | reply

      I love this so much!!!

    5. alibubba 48 months ago | reply

      I love you so much. I knew you were going to dominate this challenge. :)

    6. Adwa Abdullah Al_Dhawi 48 months ago | reply

      just cute is enough :D

    7. whitepuffycloud 48 months ago | reply

      I don't think the forest could ask for a better spokesperson than you! Cute Lorax!

    8. She was Anouk 48 months ago | reply

      Your soul is beautiful Joel, I won't pretend I'm not in love with you anymore. This is incredible and your beliefs always speak to my heart. I love the message, and as always the result. You're inspiring and you should lead the world, and all its forests.

    9. Damaris Athene 48 months ago | reply

      This is adorable.

    10. jackieibragimov 48 months ago | reply

      *applause* I sincerely applaud you for what you do. I wish we had more nature expanses in l.a, but sadly, no one spoke up for it back in the olden days.

    11. tara glenn photography 46 months ago | reply

      i love this light so much, and the bokeh :)

    12. Faychoco 46 months ago | reply

      Aw, too cute! Love the bokeh

    13. `Jess 44 months ago | reply

      I love everything about this. Good concept too :)

    14. Thomas Frost Jensen 36 months ago | reply

      nice colors.. Love it

    15. casadejoey 32 months ago | reply

      Wow! How'd you get these colours?! Show me the ways!!!

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