Another year of wonderful creativity has passed and the festive season is once again upon us! My, how this year has flown! I'm still reeling from last year's festive celebrations and here we are once again with thoughts of holiday decorations, festive tables and gifts to buy.
If you're like me and are always late with your shopping, RedBubble offers excellent gift options with Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Greeting cards, Post cards, photographic prints, Posters, Throw Pillows, smart phone and tablet covers, tote bags, coffee mugs, duvet covers and adult T-shirts and kids' clothing and the quick delivery, world-wide, is an extra bonus.
For a limited time only, RedBubble is offering 15% off all artwork with code RBHOLIDAY15. Below are a few examples of gifts available from me, so please hurry! and feel free to pop over to my Profile Page for a great selection of gifts for family and friends.
Nothing happens unless first we dream - Hydrangeas softly fading . as summer fades to autumn
Small - cover and insert (16"x16") $27.04 US
Medium - cover and insert (18"x18") $35.15 US
Large - cover and insert (20"x20") $37.73 US
W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
The first light of day sweeps across some blue gums (Eucalyptus)
Framed print - Small (11.7"x8") $123.50 US (various frame colours available
Medium (17.5"x12") $169.00 US
Large (23.4"x16") $208.00 US
A large variety of Greeting Cards in two sizes
4"x6" - $2.84 US
5"X7.5" - $4.27US
4" X 6" Postcard - $2.28 US
3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months - $24.88 US
Support Rhino conservation with this lovely Tote bag - 13" x 13" - $19.55 US
As part of continued efforts to set the record straight on rhino horn’s so-called curative properties, three scientific studies were re-introduced, confirming that rhino horn has no medicinal value. The studies were conducted by different teams of researchers at separate institutions. In each case, the results were conclusive: There is no scientific evidence to support claims of rhino horn’s usefulness as a medicine.
The studies “found no evidence that rhino horn has any medicinal effect as an antipyretic and would be ineffective in reducing fever, a common usage in much of Asia.” Testing also confirmed that “rhino horn, like fingernails, is made of agglutinated hair” and “has no analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmolytic nor diuretic properties” and “no bactericidal effect could be found against suppuration and intestinal bacteria”. And medically, "it’s the same as if you were chewing your own nails”!
With today’s network of communication tools, such as social media, it is now possible for these findings to reach a global audience like never before – and we can move closer to busting these persistent myths about rhino horn, which are indeed the root of the rhino crisis. By raising public awareness and educating others about the truth behind rhino horn, we can make a difference.