Bat Pack Buttons
Bat Pack Buttons
Oh, my dear Wise and Loving Bats!
I have always loved bats. I think they're so special, so magical, so adorable. I love their secrecy and the way it feels like such a prize whenever I get to see one. The way in which they exist - how their whole existence depends on their ability to sense energy waves - is so inspiring to me. I aspire to feel the universe around me to even a small degree that comes naturally and necessarily to these special friends. I find bats to be true teachers - their use of echolocation is a beautiful example of the power of vibrational energy and the truth of physics and the science of earth and existence. And what magical creatures they are! So selective and self-protecting, yet daring and brazen in the face of survival and what I imagine might be a naturally programmed joy of life. If you have ever spent time watching bats feed, I think you may know what I mean! These mystical creatures are not only awe inspiring and critical to our environment, they also happen to be incredibly adorable 😍! And there are so many documented species to adore!
For years I have been collecting images of bat portraits and drawing them for fun. As I was perusing bat portraits one day, all I could think about was their sweet and beautiful little faces turning to me and telling me little aphorisms and axioms. It seemed obvious to me in that moment that these friends were coming to me so that they could take on the role of Teacher and Friend to people other than just myself. I found myself adding to each drawing a saying or mantra that is meaningful to me. These are words and phrases that I collect as they come into my head. They are phrases that come to me, words that often feel like a gift more than an intentional manifestation of my thoughts and feelings. They are intuitive messages that push forward ideas and ideals that I believe in and believe can help other people find love, peace, and happiness! And who better than a sweet, wise, and loving Bat to deliver the message?
While the buttons do not feature the messages, I believe that the portraits stand on their own. Each little face exudes wisdom, love, and a confidence that comes from being deeply in touch with the Universe and all her glorious energies. The best part about this pack is that you can keep some for yourself and give some away, or have almost a full week's worth of buttons to switch back and forth between! Or - you can fill up some serious real estate on your favorite jean jacket, backpack, or pair of jeans with all of the buttons at once (my favorite!). Maybe you and your five best friends each pick one based on the color that expresses each of you best - and that way everyone will know your crew when they see a Wise and Loving bat sneaking out from your tshirt, lapel, or pocket!
You will receive ONE package of 1" Bat Buttons. Each package contains SIX 1" buttons, featuring SIX different designs (one design per pack). Each button is made in house by me, and comes packaged in ICTC illustrated packaging. All drawings, words, designs, and production are done in house, by me - Ellen :) - with the hope of spreading love, self-care, and compassion. Thank you for looking!
So far these wise friends have been turned into calling cards, buttons, and notebooks. I am currently working on making them into t-shirts, patches, pins and more! I really believe these little guys have the power to spread a lot of love and compassion, and these buttons are a great way for them to do that. For the sayings that go with each portrait - be sure to look for the Calling Card Bat Pack HERE! The Buttons and the Calling Cards make a great, affordable and unique gift!
All of the Bats were drawn from photos by the incredible and indispensable Merlin Tuttle, one of the foremost experts on Bats and their behavior and life - as well as one of the biggest champions of Bat conservation and education. He has done an incredible job of documenting hundreds of species of Bats. He not only documents each species, though, he manages to capture the personalities of every bat he snaps. His images are truly remarkable, and every time I see one that moves me I just have to draw it. Be sure to take a moment and check out his amazing work sometime - he really is someone to be lauded and admired! For each Bat Pack 1" Button set purchased, I will donate 10% of the proceeds to Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Organization. I will make a donation four times a year.
This item comes packaged in our fun and special ICTC packaging - please see the photos for details! All orders come with a thank you note and a free ICTC button, as well as some fun toys or trinkets. If you are sending this as a gift and would like it discreetly wrapped or to include a special note, please let me know when you place your order and I will do my best to accommodate your request 💗✌️😀
May you always feel the soft guiding powers of the Universal Love that surrounds you! 💟☮️⚛❣️