(photos from sunday's trip to the farmer's market.)
I've been thinking about sustainable living and my modest attempts to keep an environmentally-friendly art practice and to support other folks making similar choices. I want to celebrate what we do to make strides towards sustainable and creative lives. (Yes me and you and you.) I want to know what other folks are doing to marry creativity and sustainability in their own lives.
I want to celebrate these marriages. I want to celebrate all the artists, designers, crafters, makers, creatives, and any folks making choices to "green" their studios, homes, and/ or lifestyles. Do you use "up-cycled" materials? Do you source non-toxic goods? Do you recycle like it's your day job? Do you garden, jam, can, bake, or otherwise "make" with your own two hands?
To celebrate this thinking I'm hosting a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment stating one thing you do to embrace eco-friendly creativity. (Artists and non-artists equally encouraged to comment.) Maybe you fixed a hole in your favorite socks instead of buying a new pair. Maybe you made a quilt out of fabric scraps. Maybe you made 20 jars of jam last summer and gave them as holiday gifts. Or maybe you make homemade cards from magazine cutouts. I want to know!
I'll accept comments until March 15. Then I'll choose one winner and create a custom-made soft sculpture entirely from fabric scraps (see post below). The winner will pick from a handful of themes and colors and I'll craft a custom hanging mobile just for her/ him. I hope you'll join me in this thinking. I'd really love your insights.
PS--For more eco-creativity inspiration, check out these amazing folks: Taproot Magazine, Dottie Angel's Challenge, Suzanne Husky, Tend, and EcoPoetics Journal.