Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009


Earth Day is held every year on April 22 to celebrate the modern environmental movement which began in 1970. Earth Day is a worldwide event that supports ongoing environmental education, action and change. The activities on Earth Day provide people with the opportunity to address their local environmental problems. The artwork in this post is older (2007 and 2008) but I thought very apropos to the message of the day.





Ingredients: watercolor paper, altered paper, acrylic paint, watercolor ink, indian ink, dye ink, metallic marker, colored pencil, rub on letters. approximately 7 3/4" x 7". click to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.





Ingredients: watercolor paper, book board, acrylic paint, wax pastels, rub on letters. approximately 9 3/4" x 9". click to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

25 comments:

Gillian McMurray said...

I didn't realise this was Earth Day. Guess I should get out in the garden and get my hand covered in earth then ;o)

ooglebloops said...

It's not listed on my calendar - I will celebrate in the garden today also - if it doesn't rain again!!!
I like your Earth Day art- it seems a couple of years ago, you were into a brighter 'palette" - or maybe that was just this particular project?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Great post Seth. I see you contributing to the Good Earth by reaching out to so many artists. I wonder how many artists it would take, hand in hand, to circle the globe? Happy Earth Day to you.

Carmen said...

Georgeous artwork here! Happy Earth Day!

sf said...

HAPPY (I actually did happen to know it's) EARTH DAY. Seth, this colorful "you" is so infused and gorgeous -- so enamored of it!

I remember waaa-aa-y back in the 1970's, when Earth Day was new and on everyone's radar. Planted "people's gardens" --- now they are calling that Guerilla Gardening!
We try to celebrate Earth Day every day around Villa Wafers - I have been doing a lot of kithchen garden prep the past few days but had a day of unexpected accidents yesterday, and decided maybe today will best be spent neither paving nor preparing! But the windows are flung wide --- until the next storm anyhow, and the music is blasting!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Happy Earth Day Seth! Thanks for reminding me and sharing your fabulous art.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Is blue your favoured colour Seth?

Lynn said...

Happy Earth Day! Love the collaged look to the earth ball. All great pieces Seth.

Lumilyon said...

Great work on an important subject Seth!

La Dolce Vita said...

Happy Earth Day!
and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comments about my work!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Timeless messages for all of Mother Earth's children!
Happy Earth Day!
My bundle is getting a good soaking these days!

3rdEyeMuse said...

You ROCK!

Gaby Bee said...

I have been pretty busy and not blogging much lately, but I LOVE your latest artwork!
It is always so much fun to come here and look around!
Your Earth day art is gorgeous. Great colors!

Happy Earth day
Gaby xo

Laura Pace said...

Very nice!

ART*ticulation said...

Mmmmmmmmmm I love these pieces the turquoise color is a color i just started exploring. Thanks for sharing these Seth. I particularly love the hands and the earth.

alteredbits said...

gorgeous, seth! i love both of those pieces mucho!

i love earth day. this year we spent a huge amount of time out in our yard, spicing it up a bit for spring, then decided to take some of the random pieces of lovely bark and wood, etc. to each paint something on while incorporating other bits of what others would consider to be yard debris. we'll be hanging them on our fence for our new "family yard gallery" and start new pieces each year on earth day.

happy day after earth day!

Gail P said...

very appropriate! Well done!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey Seth!

Great post! On another note...you are not going to belief this!!! Rememeber my "bundle" that was all made of man-made junk???? Well, my yard guys THREW IT AWAY!!!! :(

Now I after all these months, I have nothing to show. Oh well...guess they figured it was exactly what it was...TRASH! :)

xo...deb

Chris said...

Hi, Seth. I would email you, but gmail isn't working so far tonight. But I just had to tell you that, just by virtue of being part of your disintegration project, I get so much traffic I wouldn't otherwise get! You are a man of influence!

Can I get tickets to Elton John?

Stephanie said...

Seth, beautiful pieces, I especially love the hand holding the earth....

was wonderful to see images from all over the world this earth day.

Cathy Mendola said...

Great piece for Earth Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful and fitting tribute to Earth Day. I love the colors, the images, and your continued support of an eco-friendly environment.

Kimmie said...

I remember the 4th grade and the first earth day. It was part of our new science unit called "ecology" and I went around telling everyone in my family not to litter. And I still see litter. Earth Day makes me sad - a good kind of sad. A needful one. Happy Earth day everyday :)

The Paris Salon said...

These pieces are beautiful Seth. I remember the very first Earth Day, 1970!!! Always has been a great day...now we need every day to be Earth Day ;)
I'm in my first show/sale next weekend, a little frantic here, but trying to enjoy the ride.
Cheers,
Gaye

Lynn said...

There is an award on my blog for you. (Sunday, April 26)