Monday, November 30, 2015


LONG TERM SOLUTIONS- Brilliant Video!! French-English Subtitles
If you only watch one video today-LET IT BE THIS ONE!

Comme quoi, en 4 minutes, on peut avoir deux trois bonnes idées.
Ouuuuuuuuhhhh partager c'est sympa!
(La vidéo originale postée sur Facebook:

Naomi Klien-- #Paris #ClimateMarch #COP21

Pour la journaliste canadienne, le gouvernement français pratique la « stratégie du choc » en utilisant l'état d'urgence pour réduire au silence les militants du climat. Mais « les gens n'acceptent pas de se taire ». Premier épisode de son vidéo blog spécial COP21 pour Mediapart.

If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, Naomi explains it brilliantly!! Have a listen.

#ClimateMarchYVR Video & Photos -NOV 29 VANCOUVER

Friends of Mother Earth- #ClimateMarch #ClimateMarchYVR

Largest Climate Mobilisation in History

We did it! This weekend’s Global Climate March broke records as the largest climate mobilisation in history! This is the movement our world has been waiting for.

From São Paulo, to Sana’a, to Sydney, over 785,000 of us marched at 2,300 events in 175 countries united in one voice calling for a 100% clean energy future to save everything we love.
Great photos here. 

Take What You Need- Video- What would you do?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

#ClimateMarchYVR Video & Photos -NOV 29 VANCOUVER

Great Turnout Everyone! 
Thank You to Everyone who worked so hard. Thank you for your heartfelt speeches. I LOVED the drumming so much. It gave it so much meaning and I felt it truly brought us together. Thank you for sharing today. I am just editing here a bit as I wrote this quickly earlier. It was wonderful to connect! Let's keep it this wonderful momentum going!!


#COP21can #COP21 #ClimateMarchYVR

Friends of Mother Earth!#ClimateMarchYVR #EarthToParis #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR

#ClimateMarchYVR #EarthToParis

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

 Marching for Mother Earth- We have to Speak for Her! #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015- #ClimateMarchYVR #ClimateMarch

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Here's the Crown, Cape & Staff #ClimateMarch

This isn't a how-to video- more just something to inspire you to dress up for the #ClimateMarch November 29th Vancouver Art Gallery

Hi, I'm a friend of Mother Earth. She asked me to give you a message- GO TO THE #ClimateMarch

Please Go to the Vancouver Art Gallery 1pm November 29 2015

Be There!! Mother Earth asked me to REMIND YOU that YOU NEED HER! She doesn't need you! In fact...she's just not that into you!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Getting Ready for the #ClimateMarch2015

So I been gathering bits and pieces of my costume that I want to wear at the #ClimateMarch and my friend goes, "What do you want to do all that for?" and I said "Well, for me it's fun and it's very important!" and he just looks at me and shakes his head like I'm cRaZy and you know what, I think that's what a lot of people are doing sadly. And I am going to straighten you out RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW. 

For those of you in Vancouver, Surrey, Sechelt, Vancouver Island, the Kootenays, the Okanagan, anyone who was stuck in their home because smoke from the forest fires was so acrid it burned your eyes and your throat.  In the morning we woke to that strange Martian Orange/Red glow. Do you remember. It was awful. I hated it!!

So while you think it might be more fun to go ride your bike, jog the seawall, kayak on the water, go for a boat ride, just a minute there sonny boy because maybe next year or the year after we might not be able to go outside and enjoy it the way we love because the fires and pollution will be all that more common or there will be flooding from the rising sea  levels, where are you going to go for your beach walk when it's under water.

Or if that hasn't convinced you, who remembers the 2 oil spills we had this summer.
One that took hours to even discover the scale of it and the other small but still right in the marina where we all walk to Granville Island. The stench from the oil was cause for the City of Vancouver to block off the area and warn people to stay away from beaches while specially trained crews came to remove it. And those were small...I don't want to image a different scenario. Have your read the Impact Assessment

If you are still not convinced listen to these people speak.

Painting, Digital Art, & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

So above is a video of my art trying to inspire change and below here is a little how to video and some photos on how I am making my costume for the #ClimateMarch

I am trying to make a pretty headpieces similar to some we saw at Folkfest but I started to late and need more practice. But it's going to be fun and I encourage everyone to be CREATIVE!!
I CHALLENGE all you artistic nature loving souls to show us the beauty of MOTHER EARTH by representing her or one of her creatures!! I'll give you a hint- I made antlers for someone!! Ha! Ha! Have fun!!



I LOVE THIS STORY! Just use your art to Open Minds - #ClimateJustice #SocialJustice do it with love and gentleness, beauty and kindness. #Peace

The North Wind and The Sun
letter N The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness.
"We shall have a contest," said the Sun.
Far below, a man traveled a winding road. He was wearing a warm winter coat.
"As a test of strength," said the Sun, "Let us see which of us can take the coat off of that man."
"It will be quite simple for me to force him to remove his coat," bragged the Wind.
The Wind blew so hard, the birds clung to the trees. The world was filled with dust and leaves. But the harder the wind blew down the road, the tighter the shivering man clung to his coat.
Then, the Sun came out from behind a cloud. Sun warmed the air and the frosty ground. The man on the road unbuttoned his coat.
The sun grew slowly brighter and brighter.
Soon the man felt so hot, he took off his coat and sat down in a shady spot.
"How did you do that?" said the Wind.
"It was easy," said the Sun, "I lit the day. Through gentleness I got my way."

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Red Road Delegation Leaves for Paris

Indigenous Environmental Network Delegation 
Travels to Paris 
UN Climate Talks

Over 45 Frontline Leaders Will Participate 
Inside and Outside COP21

November 24, 2015
Press Contacts:
Dallas Goldtooth, IEN Media-Comms Coordinator,
Tom Goldtooth, IEN Executive Director,

It is the intended goal of IEN to influence the climate negotiations for the explicit purposes of achieving four core demands from the COP21:
  • Establish a mandatory and legally-binding agreement to cut carbon emissions at the source.
  • Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground by establishing moratoriums on future fossil fuel developments.
  • Recognize, respect, and observe the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the climate agreement text.
  • Reject false solutions, which are market-based mechanisms to address climate change and support Just Transition economies.
As a means to accomplish this goal, IEN will be performing a series of cultural demonstrations and public events throughout Paris to raise awareness of critical issues affecting frontline communities. Some of which are as follows:
  • Sunrise Ceremony, November 29th,
  • Global Climate Action, November 29th, location TBD
  • Rights of Nature Tribunal, December 4-5, Maison de Metallos
  • Keep It In the Ground & Women’s Treaty Press Event, December 6th, Bassion De La Villette.
  • Natives in Paris Concert Event, December 10th, “la Halle aux Oliviers” at la Bellevilloise
  • Indigenous Water Ceremony, December 11th, location TBD
A critical component of the IEN delegation is the emphasis on Indigenous women and youth leadership. The Indigenous Environmental Network is one of the founding signatories of the Indigenous Women of the North and SouthDefend Mother Earth Treaty Compact 2015

This historic document will be presented at a press event on December 6th, 2015. IEN will also be bringing 13 Lummi youth from the Puget Sound area of the United States to encourage in-depth participation by our future leaders and generations. 

Current list of key spokespeople and their respective focal issues:
Kandi Mossett Fracking, Just Transition, Renewable Energy
Alberto Saldamando Human Rights and Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Pennie Plant California Fracking, Women’s Treaty
Tantoo Cardinal Tar Sands, Women’s Treaty
Frank Waln Youth Climate Justice, Keystone XL, Native Hip-hop artist
Casey Camp Women’s Rights
Faith Gemmill Alaska Offshore Oil, ANWR
Jihan Gearon Just Transition, Coal
Princess Johnson Alaska Offshore Oil
Eriel Deranger Tar Sands, UNDRIP
Crystal Lameman Tar Sands, Women’s Rights
Oren Lyons Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Wahleah Johns Coal, Just Transition
Xiuhtexcatl Martinez Youth Climate Justice
Itzcuauhtli Martinez Youth Climate Justice
Allison Warden Arctic Issues
Clayton Thomas-Mueller Tar Sands, Stop It At the Source
Tom Goldtooth Climate Justice, Extractive Economy, Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We are in a historic moment wherein world leaders will continue drafting a new global treaty agreement on climate change this year in Lima at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference on Parties (COP). The final agreement is then expected to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 in Paris.

INDIGENOUS RISING | OUR MESSAGE for events at and surrounding the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru Dec. 2014 from Indigenous Environmental Network on Vimeo.


What "wouldn't " you do if this was YOUR child!!
This child is EVERYONE'S baby!!

RMR: Rick's Rant - Refugees
Rick's Rant on Refugees.
Posted by Rick Mercer Report on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#Refugees #Syria #Canada #Love #Mothers #Children #Families #HELP

Island of

"Justin Trudeau broke a campaign promise on Tuesday. And it might be the smartest decision his fledgling government makes in the next four years.

By acknowledging his government won't meet its deadline of resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada before the end of the year, the prime minister acknowledged that the ISIS-sponsored attacks in Paris this month have heightened Canadians' concerns about security.

"This is about welcoming people who are fleeing terrorism, not bringing terrorism with them," Trudeau said in an interview with CBC Radio's Matt Galloway on Tuesday."

"This is a government that promised transparency and evidence-based decision-making," he said. "If the extension of six to eight weeks gives Canadians more confidence in the process, that's a good thing."

Details of revised plan

Under the revised plan, Canada will identify the 25,000 refugees it plans to resettle by Dec. 31, with 10,000 of those now slated to arrive in Canada by the end of the year. The rest will arrive by the end of February 2016


All I can say Canadians is CHOOSE LOVE NOT FEAR!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


If you have anything CLEAN/NEW and ORGANIZED BY CATEGORY for the 1500 refugees arriving in Surrey next week, you can drop it off at 

Access Gallery in Chinatown 12-5 on Wed & Thurs (Nov 25 & 26). 

 Especially coats/gloves/winter clothes, new soap/toiletries, bedding. Thanks to Martin Pescador and Julia Marshburn for organizing this.

More drivers are needed for Friday - probably late morning convoy? Pick up at Access gallery and take to the Middle Eastern Friendship Centre at 13483 108th Ave in Surrey (which is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday usually). Thanks!

PS IT IS CRITICAL TO SORT AND LABEL YOUR DONATION. I just heard that it helps if all toiletries are in ziploc bags, and if other stuff is bagged or boxed by type (ie "women's adult clothes" etc.) to aid volunteers at the other end.

From the lady on Fb where I got this post but didn't post her name..

FINALLY: two small requests - don't message me please, and if you don't know me in real life, please don't send me a friend request. I got inundated with requests from strangers this morning. Thanks.

Monday, November 23, 2015

#ClimateMarch Nov 29- WE NEED EVERYONE!

"On the eve of the most important global climate meeting of our lifetime, hundreds of thousands are hitting the streets worldwide, with love and hope, to show leaders how to lead, and fight for a beautiful, equitable, post-fossil fuel 100% clean energy future. "

Find your march here:

Original Oil on Canvas, Digital Image & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Show Your True Colours- Hang with Cyndi Lauper

I love Cyndi Lauper, We are actually the same age. :D I used to try and dress like her, my hair was cut like hers (sort of...  ;) I had her tapes and listened to them all the time, we would go out dancing and listen to her music.

Her wonderful fabulous powerful music that imprinted me and spoke to me so profoundly. It spoke of love and understanding, it had elements of protest and outrage but was soft and sweet.
New Wave...memories...

Google Screen Capture

Join Cyndi Lauper as Her VIP Guest in NYC #LGBT #NYC #cyndilauper #Love #Behop #GirlsJustWannaHaveFun #contest
"True Colors"

You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing

If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

[Whisper:] Can't remember, when I last saw you laugh.

If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors
True colors are shining through

I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow.

Jazmin Sasky's Wonderful Whimsical World of Art!

I just learned of Jazmin's sweet works of art the other day, when someone shared this video on Fb. I love them so much, the video is very well done too. Very touching! They really make you smile!

"Both whimsical and poignant, her work depicts women in everyday life and explores themes around friendship, intimacy and motherhood. Painting on large format canvases, Jazmin uses acrylics, oils & dry pastels. She then applies different media like glitters, metal leaves or molding paste to add texture and dimension to the pieces"
"Jazmin Sasky is an Argentinian visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada, with a mission to use her talent to effect social change. Helping women is her passion and she collaborates with women’s organizations in both Canada and the U.S.  

The artist has partnered with non-profit organizations like the YWCA-Vancouver, Women Helping Women- Maui, YWCA-San Diego, Make-A-Wish- Vancouver and Cedrika’s Foundation-Quebec. 

Jazmin has generously donated through the sales of her paintings to support her vision of equality and justice for women and children. "
You have to check out her paintings!! Beautiful! Touching!!paintings/c22j5

Check out Jazmin Sasky's Wonderful Whimsical World of Art!
Visit Jazmin Sasky’s social media at

Instagram: @jazminsasky

The Whimsical World of Jazmin Sasky from Shortt and Epic on Vimeo.

Are We Ready??? for the Biggest Climate March in History!!!

I can't save the world by myself!! LOL!!  
 Everyday I'm on here blogging, trying to keep people informed, trying to show them the big picture and it's hard. My butt gets frigging sore and I get so stiff, as I get up from the computer sometimes after being on "way to long" I limp like an bend over old lady....and "Yawnnnn!" and say another day..."Saving the World!" and my kid and my friend laugh and tell me to come eat some dinner.

But that's how I feel lately, for quite a while, this last year and well for many's up to me...I have some special job. Maybe that's quite presumptuous of me, thinking that I'm so special, I must inform you, but I think of it as everyone is SO BUSY and when they come home, they might turn on the news and it's so ONE sided so I try to enlighten with many messages and hope you can form informed opinions. And that's my job. Besides painting, caring for my family, myself and creating new little art projects ALL THE TIME!

And YES, the #PeacePrayerFlagProject is just that! After the Paris Bombings I saw the REALLY BIG PICTURE, this is huge, we are up against Big Oil but I was somehow so small in my thinking,

I was only focusing on #SaveOurCoast and well we were all distracted with getting Harper OUT before he TOTALLY destroyed the Canada we "thought" we knew and loved...

I say thought because with the release of the Truth and Reconciliation records we know that some people in parts of Canada were very very evil indeed and it caused all sorts of pain and suffering.

And why was that, because there was no #SocialJustice,   

People had no rights, children taken forcibly by the government, it in itself was a war, a war on children and families. Some survived but many didn't and we will never know.

One thing is that its the Indigenous peoples around the world that are the ones that see the big picture and are warning us because the ones that actually live off the land and in harmony with the earth, they are the ones MOST VULNERABLE and AFFECTED by #ClimateChange.

This OIL thing is huge but we have solutions, we can find the alternatives....we can use the sun, it's the obvious choice. Well the point is don't sit on your butt!! DO SOMETHING!!
Sadly the 4 years this video projected have come and gone...DON'T LET IT BE TO LATE!

If you don't like the gas prices, if your groceries are too high, if you boss pays you minimum wage and you can NOT support your family because rent is so high, if you can never own a home because they cost $1 million, if you farm is dying and you move to the city but there's no work, if your food is full of GMO's, your coast could be destroyed but Oil Spills, your water could be or is polluted by tailings pond from mining or fracking...THEN  UNITE NOW!!! UNITE FOR PEACE! UNITE FOR #ClimateJustice and #SocialJustice. DEMAND THIS! DEMAND DEMOCRACY!

And this is your chance to let the WORLD LEADERS that we mean BUSINESS!! Fossil Fuels are dead. People must DIVEST from Fossil Fuels or we will all be dead. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!

SO GET READY TO MARCH!! MAKE BANNERS, PUPPPETS, PEACE PRAYER FLAGS, do what you can to make this a fun, exciting expression of POSITIVE LOVE AND ENERGY that shows the #COP21 that people demand justice!!

Do it for EVERYONE in #Paris that had been working SO HARD to organize the march and now they are not allowed. Do it for them and for us and the children of the world, of the future....the next seven generations

What would be cool is if we had lots of stiltwalkers, they make it all so exciting...I wish Angel had stilts...anyways some wonderful signs you can make with your kids. This is a GREAT teachable moment where you can get your kids involved and take them to this event. It will be fun but it will have a huge message and it will imprint them for life. MAKE A STAND TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH!! #CLIMATEJUSTICE #SOCIALJUSTICE

There is an ART BUILD HERE
NOV 26-28TH- 10:00


Here are some great signs you may want to make!

I really LOVE THIS ONE!!
 Here we can put a Canadian spin on this!! This would be great in all languages representing the world, tribes, everyone.