Children's music artist Daria, and I are partnering up with other wonderful women and organizations to celebrate Earth Day. We are sharing free and green earth friendly art, music, and activities for children!! Won't you join us in contributing too?
My gift to you is a free 8” x 10” PDF of “Celebrate Earth Day” for limited personal use on your home computer & printer! Earth friendly art saves precious resources by not using packaging, and saving gas by not shipping. Receive your gift by sharing your earth friendly art project for kids under “EARTH DAY ART PROJECT FOR KIDS”.
Think of found nature items, and recycling everyday items.
Please include your name, last initial, city, state and country to your art project post.
Pictures of the completed projects will be posted and earn extra entries into the drawing. (see below)
After posting your project. Send me an email so I can email you the art PDF.
I would love to hear how you plan to use my artwork if you’d like to share :o)
"CELEBRATE EARTH DAY" Poster Art for Your Blog!
Would you like a copy of "CELEBRATE EARTH DAY"for your blog? After posting your idea on “Earth Day Art Projects for Kids” - send me an email with your name, email address, and blog/web link, and I will email you a web friendly 3” x 4” jpeg to feature on your blog or website to celebrate Earth Day!
It's never too early to start celebrating Earth Day! I wish we would treasure the earth all year round! But at least we can gear up and start celebrating early!
This year I am proud to be partnering up with some amazing women to create a wonderful site to celebrate Earth Day with children! Check out my post: "1000 Ways to Love the Earth"
The art for my “Celebrate Earth Day” Poster was create in the square format as a CD cover for my good friend and children's world music artist Daria’s new earth friendly CD “Daria Sings for Earth Day”. After it was finished, I altered the art to create our "Celebrate Earth Day" Poster!
I tried something a little new. I wanted the art to have a natural collage feel, yet still use my children around the world image. Here is the process as it evolved. I started by creating the background “collage” by scanning bits of paper collected in my treasure box of interesting stuff for art journaling! Crumpled brown packaging paper becomes my background. A coffee sleeve turned inside out becomes the border. Cream netting from a deteriorated vintage book, overlaps a scrap of bright green handmade paper, and ridged textured material, from the same vintage book, is put into the collage. A pink scrap of handmade Japanese paper becomes my hearts and trim. Bits and pieces of other recycled brown papers and all the pink and green poster border is copied and pasted many times from those tiny scraps to create the borders and lettering! The earth elements are from photographs, the starfish from a trip to Monterey, California, a seashell from Santa Barbara, and the leaf and flower from my back yard. Even the art, my "Children Around the World", was reworked, recycled and reused for this piece. I used digital manipulation keeping the elements on different layers in Photoshop C3 to move around and play with. The Earth is a new piece I painted on my IPAD, on the “Artrage” drawing and painting application, using a "pastel" paintbrush. I then emailed this art to my laptop, and opened in Photoshop and added it to the composition. What a fun way to work, using these materials over and over!
This painting was inspired by the art of Toulouse-Lautrec. A very Parisian lady!
This painting is printed on Somerset watercolor textured premium archival fine art paper. It has a wonderful watercolor texture.
The original art was painted with watercolor, and Indian Ink, on book page from a 1925 copy of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES in French. I then scanned the original and worked in collage and making the black line work more prominent digitally.