Sunday, May 4, 2014

Water Challenge May 5




Water 
the chemical compound that covers over 70% of the Earth's surface.
The substance that we cannot live without.

The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, 

meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. 

The same water that existed on the earth 

millions of years ago is still present today.



The challenge this week is a simple one.
Create something using water as your inspiration.

So many words come to mind when thinking about water . . .

Fish, mermaids, fountains, rain, seaweed, Neptune, ducks, submarines!

Drinking, sailing, floating, bathing, swimming, splashing . . .



I found many interesting facts about water:

Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water! 
A five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.

Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.

There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than 
in all of the rivers on the planet combined.

By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body 
has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.

Water is the only substance found on earth 
naturally in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas.


The weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry 
on their heads is commonly 40 pounds.



Trivial facts are fun and interesting, but there is a serious side
to water and the lack of it. The water of the world is not
distributed equally and there are devastating consequences
to those who do not have access to enough of it.


Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children 
at a rate equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.

Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout 
sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people 
suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.

Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles 
at a time to gather water from streams and ponds.
 Streams and ponds full of water-borne disease 
that make them and their families sick.

Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it 
robs entire communities of their futures.

http://thewaterproject.org/about_us

Not part of the challenge, but if you are interested in ways
to help alleviate this problem, please visit
The Water Project

2 more places to read all about water:




So, get creative and show us how water inspires you!
I can't wait to see your art!
Deadline is Sunday, May 11 by noon eastern.



This reminds me, Sunday, May 11 is Mother's Day in the U.S.
♥ ♫♫♫♫ Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! ♫♫♫♫ ♥

~Maggie

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7 comments:

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful selection of images!

Linda said...

great photo choices Maggie-and thanks for the links!

signedbymali said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm in the challenge too, if I succeeded to upload my picture? I hope so :)

Maggie said...

Mali,
Yes! Your picture uploaded successfully. Thank you :-)

I'm running a bit behind...will be around to visit blogs soon!

Maggie

abby j said...

Wonderful samples...fun to see the variety of places our imaginations can take us!! Thanks for the challenge! xo

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Great challenge Maggie! Of course I had to create something mermaidish.

Kim Prowse said...

What beautiful images, Maggie, Truly.

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