I don't usually comment on world topics here on my blog. I like to stay neutral and mind my own business. But the world sometimes takes another view and when the earth has something to say - everyone needs to take notice.
We may not be feeling the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan yet here in America (even though there have been strong waves along the west coast and in Hawaii) or in other parts of the world, but we soon shall. Nothing of this magnitude will remain a local event for long. But we are certainly feeling personally affected as we see and hear about the devastation in Japan.
Silver metal clay was developed in Japan by Mitsubishi Materials and Aida Chemical Industries so our community is understandably shaken and concerned. A fund has been set up that will pay for a Shelter Box to help provide relief to the people who have been displaced by this horrible event.
I've donated the proceeds from my first 2 Mentorials to this effort and hope that whether you work with metal clay or not, you'll help us send an entire box (worth $1000.00) to comfort and aid the survivors of the earthquake. You can read more about the donation and see the link here. Thank you for reading and responding.