One Whale Helping Another

Beluga oil 18x24" by Yabette
Beluga oil 18×24″ by Yabette

In my meditation  and prayer practice, I often send love and light to the creatures of Earth’s oceans. I saw the synchronicity for me to be contacted about this event. I was honored to be asked to donate Beluga towards the Save Lolita Fundraising Event in Chicago this May.

This is Lolita, who has been in Miami Seaquarium for 43 years.
This is Lolita, who has been in Miami Seaquarium for 43 years.

Lolita is a real whale at a water park in Florida who has been held captive for 40 years and has the best chance of being moved out of her inhumane residence back to the wild with her pod, where she belongs. Get the full story of Lolita here. If you have not seen the Blackfish movie, please do so to further educate yourself on this topic.

lolita orca networkWhen the online auction goes live in May, I will post the link. May all beings on this Earth be free of suffering. xxooYabette

Update: Live Auction here!


Lil Redpresents

This was completed at the Lovethang Annual Picnic, and tonight, I’ll do a larger piece with The Rabbit Hole at Lil Redpresents in Akron, Ohio to be auctioned for children’s charity. Location: 60 S MAPLE ST, Akron, Ohio 44303.

“Octoplant” 8×10″ acrylic -painted on the fly at The Lovethang Annual Picnic 2013

Come join the dancers, the dreamers, the creators and lovers for a night of camaraderie, creativity and high frequency! xxooYabette

If You Can Help Where Needed…

This is Christie, an amazing healer, giver and Swankety Swank supporter.
Her friend, Marcy is asking San Francisco Communities for help; here’s her letter
This past week her sister Breanne died unexpectedly, leaving her two-year old daughter Mackenzie, who Christie may adopt. Christie is in Florida with her family trying to sort things out, and doing well emotionally and spiritually, considering how incredibly difficult the situation is.
There are multiple areas where she could really use assistance from friends, but she’s the kind of person who would generally try to work it all out herself rather than ask for help. So I’m asking instead. 🙂
Here are specific things that would be a huge help to her:
* money for food, gas & next month’s rent, and to pay for expenses related to death, guardianship & adoption (paypal to
* hosting for her website (
* hosting for her mailing list (this + website gets her business up and going again)
* attorney recomendation to establish guardianship for Mackenzie
* clients to come see her for massage (415-216-8491 or
* clients to see her intern on Thursdays in SF who offers $40 massages (415-216-8491 or
* hard drive recovery in SF
* a massage for Christie
* babysitting help in SF
If you feel moved to contribute financially, I will pass it on to her directly and immediately, and it will be appreciated immensely. I’ll let her know who contributed, unless you ask to be anonymous. If you feel moved to help with any of the other things, please write me for details ( I am off work and here with her family for the next few days, helping out. Next week is our product launch at MaestroConference, so I’ll be much less available by then, but still checking email lots.
With appreciation,
Marcy Swenson