Archive for August 1st, 2010

Painting #19: Out My Door

Artists for A Pristine Planet

SOLD. Painting #18: TITLE: Out My Door. This is what I see when I look out my door from my office. I keep the door open at all times so I can see my tiny little lanai – the sun is too intense there to sit for any length of time, so I filled it up with my little green friends.

Maybe you’ll recognize the birds-nest fern leaf on the left, the star-shaped sweet potato leaves and the lovely coral-red hibiscus.  I really love the contrast between the coral of the hibiscus and the gem-green of the leaves. And those little pinkish-lavender spots at impatiens and begonias peeking through here and there in the shadows.

Someone asked me the other day if I had painted all the images you see here. Yep, I did.

Get a mousey-pad of it here: Out-My-Door-MP, and get high quality prints in different sizes (starting at $104) here Out-My-Door-Prints. The image you see here is a darker than the actual painting.


You Can Help

Today I was looking again at the figures about how many water bottles we throw away every day. Millions upon millions.

How about this one: Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour!

And here’s another one: Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

Check out more stats at You’ll be amazed and inspired.

What would happen if we sat down and dreamed up uses for all that plastic?

The other day I was in the art supply store and saw a rack where ball-point pens were being displayed with a water bottle. I’m thinking, “Hm, what’s that bottle doing there?”

I looked closer, and they were pens made out of plastic water bottles! Yeeha! And they were refillable, too! Way to go! Here’s another company who makes all kinds of recycled pens – from paper as well:

And what if we bought reusable water bottles? Here’s a bunch of them, and I believe the least expensive was about 6 or 7 bucks.

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