Family, Friends, Fellow Wildlife Artists, Conservationists, Collectors and All,

For a few months now I have posted on and off with my Hatchfund campaign to finish raising the funds for my Cycle of Life Project.  There have been major hurricanes, fires, murders and just plain mayhem.  Yet sea turtle conservation education must proceed!  I am sending you this email/post because you’ve either supported my projects in the past, you’re a current donor, or you’ve mentioned that you’d like to support my current Hatchfund project http://www.

I’m writing to see if you might be able to help me out with a contribution. The reason I’m asking is that this week on Wednesday, October 25th, I will have $225 worth of matching funds available from

I need your support by donating on Wednesday, October 25th in order to actually receive the funds from Hatchfund. My campaign manager told me that those funds disappear really quickly, and that I need people to contribute right at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday to have a chance at doubling those gifts. If you could consider making a contribution at that time, I would be so grateful.  Any amount you give will be doubled as long as the matching funds haven’t run out, so your gift will go twice as far!  Even after the matching funds run out, I would be very grateful for you to contribute any way – please and thank YOU!

If this is something you could consider, here is the process:
1. Visit my page,  at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST Wednesday, October 25.  This is the link:
2. The phrase “Matching funds now available” will appear in a box right under our video as soon as the Match Fund is activated. When you see this box, click “Donate to this project” to have your contribution doubled.

THANK YOU PERKS ARE AVAILABLE.  There are sets of custom wood refrigerator magnets of five of the sea turtle species.  Donate $30 and receive this beautifully created thank you gift.  For a $40 donation receive a custom drink coaster individually made with kiln formed glass.  Choose from one of the five species silhouettes.  A limited edition print of a basking green sea turtle was created specifically to raise money for sea turtle conservation education using art work.  It will only take 8 to 10 of you to set a frenzied motion in place to continue towards my $10,000 extended goal.  First step to reach $2500.   Donations small, medium or large – ALL ARE VERY WELCOME!

Thank you so much for helping my project and making a donation! I know that there are lots of appeals for donations out there, and I appreciate you considering mine. This project means a lot to me, and I would love to add your name to our list of supporters.

Forever glass, forever wildlife, forever turtles,