Here is another new garden flag by Toland Home Garden you'll find in stores this spring.
The original artwork was created on this really neato super-textury handmade hemp-based paper...it's really meant more for decorative uses, not so much for painting on (it's like painting on wet Kleenex) but I love the results and have fun with weird little challenges like that.
I wasn't quite sure about my original colors so after the art was scanned I played with them digitally...and that experimentation resulted in 2 garden flag designs!
What I do has always depended so heavily on trees. Along with that whole air-that-I-breathe thing, most of the paper that I draw and paint on, the hundreds of wood pencils on my desk, and ultimately the stationery products my artwork eventually become in order to make a living...it all has to come from somewhere.
So when long-time licensing partners Marian Heath approached me a few months ago to discuss working with them to design a logo for a new line of tree-free, chlorine-free, carbon-neutral, oil-free, certified-renewable-energy, and 100% recycled greeting cards, I eagerly started sketching away!
They've just introduced the new Love Mother Earth line of cards.
I can't tell you how proud I am that my little logo design is there on the back of each card representing Marian Heath's commitment to the environment!
I just received some samples of the cards...they are lovely. They are truly that high-quality and beautifully-designed product that the company is known for.
It's a very happy moment for this tree-huggin' granola-eatin' animal-pettin' hippie-chick-at-heart!
As companies like Marian Heath take this kind of big step toward saving the planet, it can remind each of us to take those little steps, day-to-day things, that we can do to make a difference.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more news about new green-projects I've got going with other licensing partners. I can't wait to share them with you!
In the mean time, thank a tree for all that nice air you get to enjoy and just...breathe.