Monday, February 27, 2017

HOPE



Are you ready for the second installment in our year long collaboration for the Sustainable Souls Project???!!  February's prompt is Extreme Weather:   Droughts, Floods, Hurricanes, Tsunami's, Tornados.

My project was inspired by Drought.  We have experienced a bit of that lately not only in the mid west but on the west coast too.  For me theser are where I live and where I have lived and visit often.

Here is my canvas...


For me it is hard to watch the earth shrivel up and turn brown when we don't have enough rain.  My canvas background was painted with layers of gesso and crackle paint both from Art Basics by Prima and topped with Distress Stain to represent the dry cracked earth when we are experiencing drought.


All of the other elements represent the HOPE I have that people can make enough changes to preserve and renew.  Vintage light bulbs for the ideas of sustainability.


My chipboard tree (spooky tree from UmWow Studio) is covered with green buds, more hope for renewal.


And finally a Finnabair Mechanical Pocket Watch with a photo of 2 young girls (representing my nieces) with vinatge tiny printer block letters spelling the word HOPE for the hope I have that the earth with survive long enough for my nieces to enjoy with their own families.


My canvas is a constant reminder that every little thing we do now to reduce, reuse, recycle is a small step towards preserving the earth for our future generations.  It certainly wants to make me do my part!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing our sustainable journey.  Make sure to visit The Sustainable Souls blog for more inspiring art creating awareness in sustainablility.

3 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out! You did a wonderful job representing drought.

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  2. so much symbolism...love it all! Hope!! Yes, we need hope, understanding, and awareness! One step at a time!

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