It's Blackberry Season, let's make some natural ink! August 26 2012

My family has been picking blackberries for a few weeks now and I've been watching them naturally stain my 2 year olds clothes and face. Why not use these abundant and free berries to create some beautiful and natural inks for writing and drawing! Note: Raspberries or wild grapes will work as well. Blackberry Ink and Feather Quill Materials: berries or grapes, vinegar, sieve, salt, feather, little jar Take a...

Beautiful Words of Earth Artist, Ran Ortner August 04 2012

  If you haven't heard of Ran Ortner yet, he's a pretty amazing artist (and surfer) who paints massive images of ocean water with natural earth oil paints. His paintings depict nothing but water and they are haunting and moving to say the least. He's also incredibly articulate and wise and I was blown away by an interview with him in the "Sun Magazine" last month. Here's a wonderful quote...

3 Great Questions from "Celebrate Green" July 17 2012

I've just been interviewed by "Celebrate Green", a great blog based in Canada. They asked me 3 really interesting questions that I haven't been asked before. Check it out!

Earth Paints has been certified GOLD by Green America! July 08 2012

After extensive questioning about every tiny aspect of our business, forms and more forms, Earth Paints LLC has just been awarded as a GOLD certified Green America approved business. This is the highest possible ranking of a green business! Yay!

5 Nature Art Projects for Toddlers July 05 2012

The Creative with Kids Blog has just posted my "5 Nature Art Projects for Toddlers" article. Check it out here! 5 more will be coming soon!  

Finding Balance in Family and Business June 03 2012

I've just been interviewed by the great blog, "Creative with Kids" and some of the questions they asked were..... How do you balance family & business?  What inspired you to start this business? How do you balance your creative side with all the linear, fine-detail stuff that comes with running a business?  Do you have any tips for parents to make it easier to allow their kids to paint (for...

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants May 13 2012

Our recent Nature Art Class had alot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails and painting with Earth Paints. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all around them (but they grow in many other places - like my backyard in Oregon) and used them for painting pottery and fabric. Other plants to try are mullein, iris and cattail stems. [caption id="attachment_941" align="aligncenter"...

Crafting a Green World Reviews Earth Paints April 08 2012

Crafting a Green World, which is a really great website and resource, has just reviewed Earth Paints LLC! Read it HERE! You can also win a free Earth Paints Kit if you enter their Giveaway Contest!
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