Contributor Post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
April 22nd is International Mother Earth Day and team members have lots of great products to help you celebrate.
NauticoCreations believes that International Mother Earth Day helps us recognize that we don’t exist without nature. Our relationship with it is important for the health of the earth and our well being. The featured succulent arrangement is a great representation of the beauty that exists in nature and the harmony of plants and rocks and trees living together. The succulents are combined with silk flowers, a moss covered rock, and a slice of real wood cut from a tree.
This faux arrangement symbolizes mother earth to Nautico and the wood piece was sourced from a fallen tree given to her by family especially for her arrangements. She loves trees and the strength and beauty they hold. She Hopes seeing this arrangement will make people think a bit about the earth too as we celebrate this important day.
Kelly from ColourscapeStudios is a big believer in reaping what you sow, quite literally! Mother Earth Day for Kelly is a time to thank her for providing wonderful fresh vegetables and fruit from her little pot plant garden, and for the abundance of local produce she sources straight from the farmers. This in turn cuts back on food miles, supports both small business owners who work sustainably, and the community.
Kelly creates typographic images with inspirational quotes, such as this one:
Beverly from designbcb sees the transition of the seasons as nature providing a color show..this time of the year, the hemispheres are exchanging colors; either leaving the bright colors of summers and subdued colors of fall into the white, ivory and gray of winter or leaving winter and beginning to green (and blue and yellow and orange) in the grasses and trees.
The color of this shawl is called prairie and it shows the distinct yet blended colors of nature in the open unhindered by technology.
Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls love fresh plants and flowers in the home as a great way to, not only provide color, but to freshen the air! Their wonderful book tells all about the different house plants, how to grow and maintain them and even about setting up your own greenhouse!
Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor is a full time organic farmer who is guided in planting by the rhythms of Mother Earth. She makes a point to notice and appreciate the small things like moss on a rock and pauses to wonder just as often as pausing to be inspired by the larger things like massive flocks of returning geese. The photo reproduced on this pillow cover is an example of Mother Earth’s cycle – she provided us with the beautiful tree and when it was done, we were provided with this wonderful artistic forest treasure.
Lia from Ghirlandiamo has lots of items related to Mother Earth! Most of materials she generally use come from earth: wicker, raffia, bark, dried flowers, dried leaves and many other little treasuries of the nature.
The wreath pictured below is completely made with natural components and reproduces a sun shape with magnolia dried leaves, decorated with pink pepper, cinnamon and even a wood flower. It is one of Lia’s favourites among all the decors she has made!
Stock Lane Studio produces natural photography and inspirational quotes and in this featured image they combine the two. To them this quote print is what it’s all about. Being enveloped by the lush green bracken ferns on the forest floor and protected by the canopy of tall trees above. Getting lost in the smells and sounds of the wild outdoors and becoming part of it, not controlling it. This picture reminds them that we need to be more proactive about maintaining our natural beauty. They don’t want their grandchildren to only have fence in parks to play in, but wild forests for roaming and breathing and learning.
This picture was taken during an afternoon hike in the forests of the Ardennes in Belgium.
Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby believe that sometimes the best adornments are the ones that Mother Earth provides for us. Their nautical topiary is made primarily from natures’ jewelry, her shells. It also incorporates nature’s handiwork, sea glass. We also included faux gem stones, representing another gift from Mother nature.
This quote from late US President John F. Kennedy, best describes why so many people are drawn to things from the ocean:
” All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea -whether to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came”
Their hope is when you see this creation, that you will think of the gifts that mother Nature has given us with her oceans.