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Friday, April 20, 2012

Wanna paint a Fairy? and Earth Day

I love fairies! Don't you? I made this girl for my Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop. There are so many favorite things on this piece.

I love painting on book pages as I love seeing the text through the paint. I love rainbow colors as you've probably noticed. :) I love my pretty girls and I love fairies. :) See how much love there is in this piece?? :))
Another thing that I love is recycling. You may or may not know, April 22 is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. And like with so many other "dedicated days" this one, too, should be celebrated all 365 days.

I came about this blog post from Polly at Pagan by Design who has dedicated 13 weeks to Earth Lovin' Activities and Inspiration as she puts it. :) And as I was writing my comment to her I realized I'm doing pretty good on the recycling stuff. :)

Recycling is a second nature to me so I rarely pat my back for doing it. But we all should from time to time. I know the earth is a mess because of us anyway and some might say that recycling is our duty per se but so many don't give a shit and the rest of us who do, should feel some pride in it and give ourselves some recognition in doing good.
So, why don't we all make a list of stuff we're doing for preserving our environment already and what little things we could do to even further that. It would be great to get some tips and tricks from all of you. Even regarding art as we mainly are art people here. :)

I'll be back on Sunday, April 22 to share my list. :) If you want, you can join me.

I leave you with this quote:
“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues…Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
--Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Linking to Paint Party Friday, The Butterfly Effect and Artists in Blogland.


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44 comments:

  1. Prekrasna je, sviđaju mi se njene zelene oči i boje koje si koristila, divno!!!

    Ugodan vikend i lijep pozdrav:)

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  2. Prekrasna je, sviđaju mi se njene zelene oči i boje koje si koristila, divno!!!

    Ugodan vikend i lijep pozdrav:)

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  3. She is very pretty!! I saw your ad on Willowing, too....looks awesome!

    Earth Day and what it represents is becoming increasingly more important! Thank you for doing your part!

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  4. Lovely fairy. I recycle a lot too, like to use what I have. Valerie

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  5. Love your pretty fairy and agree to recycling as much as we can. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  6. Love fairies (thanks to Legend of Zelda... XD), and your fairy is adorable! Love the shading of her face, and all the colors surrounding her~

    // - T.W -

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  7. So pretty - the wings are just adorable!

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  8. Your fairies are beautiful, I really love the bright colours.
    Von.

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  9. She-is-wonderful!!!
    I think I'm doing my part of recycling--I rescue a LOT of things--I hate the thought of them being here for a reason and then being trashed without a thought--they all have a history which is my favorite part--I have to ease up though.....
    :)

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  10. Very lovely Faery! The colors are so vibrant! Also thanks for sharing those links, I will sure check them out. :) Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  11. Spectacular color for your lovely Fairy. I love your Dr Seuss quote...so true.

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  12. What beautiful wings of butterfly for a beautiful girl.
    Saludos

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  13. Gorgeous fairy..so beautiful and full of magic..wonderful colors too..beautiful post! happy earth day!
    Victoria

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  14. Lovely and divine fairy ~ great colors ~ very creative ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

    You might consider my new blog hop ~ Magical Monday Meme ^_^

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  15. I love your fairy, she is beautiful. I love the bright colors too. I recycle all that I can, and save many things to use in my art. I think that we all should do our part to take care of our world.

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  16. Oh wow, just gorgeous! So pretty. Kim

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  17. Very nice! She is such a lovely fairy. I love seeing the text through painting, and love the idea of using recycled materials in my art.

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  18. Love your little winged girl. She's awesome. All your cotton girls rock. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Wow, lovely artwork, very creative and original! Love it.

    Cheers!

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  20. Beautiful fairy painting!
    I think you know I am a huge fan of your art work!! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. I love your earthy fairy- so sweet! Oh and I too love to see text peeking through the background; to me, it's a wonderful finishing effect!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  22. Love your fairy! She's just fabulous.
    I am a fanatic recycler and composter, and throw away a tiny fraction of what my neighbors do on trash day. But come recycle day, I am rolling two huge overflowing bins to the street. It's so easy for us here that it enrages me when I see so much being thrown away, or used wastefully.

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  23. She is so adorable!!! Love all the words peaking through the painting :0)

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  24. I like painting, drawing on books too. How do you stop the paper curling?

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  25. She's so sweet! Happy Earth Day!

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  26. beautiful! this is a great post! i too love recycling, bookpaper and painting girls. i love the colors you chose for this piece! happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  27. She is delicious!!! Love her rainbow colors!!

    I find myself holding onto junk mail and cardboard boxes to recycle into art!! They're starting to be hard to pass up! Happy upcoming Earth Day! :)

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  28. Yeah for Earth Day, recycling and your gorgeous painting! I love the book pages and your rainbow colors too, xoxo

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  29. I loved that quote and this girl is my favourite yet... she looks like she can take care of herself with her quiet confidence...xx

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  30. Hi Natasha, love your Cotton Candy fairy...beautiful... It is great that more and more people are recycling, just a shame that not everyone does. Dr Seuss and huge favourite of mine... have a great weekend.

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  31. Your girls are beautiful and so is your ethic!! We are big recyclers here in British Columbia Canada! My daughter travels and is shocked at how many people don't recycle!! Good for you!!

    Love the vibrant colors you use too!
    Happy ppf!
    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Fantastic post! I love mother earth! We have to take care of her! Your fairy is precious!!! Very sweet! Have a great day my friend ;o)

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  33. your fairy is such a cutie! Love her eyelashes and the ponytail! and you are so right: everyday should be an earth day, because we are only a tiny little part of big old mamy earth!

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  34. happy almost blogoversary! what a sweet fairy, so well done, stopping by from show and tell.
    Best,
    Jenn

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  35. Such a pretty fairy! Visitng from artist in blogland.

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  36. i LOVE your little fairy!! Especially her beautiful green eyes (with matching dress). Beautiful work! Visiting from Artists in Blogland. xoxo

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  37. Lovely green eyed fairy! Happy Earth day living. xox

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  38. Such a whimsical, pretty happy fairy! Love her!

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  39. Love the color of this girl!!! Happy Earth Day!!

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  40. I love your Fairy. Plan to take the workshop..

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  41. Your fairy girl is particularly pretty and perky in pink! I recylce my earlier or failed paintings by painting over them even without gesso. i let some of the old painting colors show through. And of course the texture of the dried paint adds depth. With canvas sheets that are used for studies from master artists, i cut them up in pieces to be used as ACEO. Really cool backgrounds, etc.

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  42. Beautiful!!!! Loved the colours and yes. Earth day is so important, if only each person realised it and did ones part. Currently I am working on the same issue as well. This Saturday we even have an exhibit on "Save Our Planet".
    Thanks for sharing:)

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  43. Beautiful! I really like how it's on the book page... it gives it some mystery. Thanks for sharing with AIB.

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