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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day: Climate Change, Going Green, Photos & a Painting

What are we waiting for??? We are the ones we are waiting for...
"My Green Heaven Mosaic" - created in Photoshop

Blog Action Day: Climate Change
We are on a road, a path from which it is difficult to remove ourselves. Stuck in patterns, bad habits, bad attitudes, we wait for a renaissance, but we must create it ourselves, take a new path, alter course........ We are after all, still part of the food chain, a part of nature, not apart from nature... When did we forget that or presume to think otherwise?

There is so much information available about environment these days, which is a good thing, but it can seem overwhelming, what to do, there is so much happening. However, the overarching issue appears to be climate change, because, well, we all need to breath good air, and we must have liveable temperatures... And, it does seem climate change is getting more attention at the higher levels, but it helps to remind them... And if we each took even tiny steps, they all add up to change towards a liveable future...

Data: Check out the environmental section in my sidebar. Also, check out the Pew Center on Global Climate Change which is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions to address climate change. Go here to read about the basics and facts and figures on global warming. Or watch the You-Tube video from Al Gore at the bottom of this post. Go here to the TckTckTck organization which is tracking the countdown to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in Dec 2009 - many many organizations are partnered with them.

Things to Do: Blog about climate change, share what you know with others, write to your Senators, or Congresspersons or President Obama asking them to make climate change a top priority and to push for a real change and agreement of nations to fight global warming at the Copenhagen conference..... and....
here's a cool list of 50 practical green things you could do in your home or in your everyday life. The creators of this list, B.E.S.T. (Building Environmental Science & Technology) showed the approximate money savings in parentheses plus avoided environmental impacts based on CO2, so choose what's most affordable for you to do and start (or keep) greening your lifestyle. Check out Yahoo which also has lots of living green ideas, tools, and resources.

Some Art about Environment
A week ago I had the pleasure of taking a 2 day experiemental mixed media class with Chris Romine. I started a collaged acrylic canvas with an abstracted radial design. Below is the finished painting a couple of days ago, as I was thinking along the lines of sun, light, solar events, too much heat.... And here is a terrific You-Tube video by Aurum, you can visit his website here. It's called "The Drawing of Melting Planet" and it shows him drawing on his PC (I wonder what he used).


Al Gore You-Tube

10 comments:

Wild Somerset Child said...

Lovely assemblage of photos. I too am thinking 'green' right now; environmentally, for it is something I write bout anyway, and artistically for a travel journal I hope to work on next week. You have inspired me, as always, and thankyou.

HeartFire said...

Ann,
Good luck with your travel journal project, and I'm so glad this post and the green photos inspired you too...
Delorse

ธนวิชญ์ said...

Thank you for your response on my video.
I used Genius brand tablet pen with Photoshop for this painting.

Thank you.

ธนวิชญ์ said...

Thank you for your feedback on my video.
I used Genius brand tablet pen with Photoshop for this painting.

Thank you.

HeartFire said...

I haven't tried the tablet pens on Photoshop yet, but hope to in the future! Thanks for the great video!

awyn said...

Thanks for a reminder! And for the great links.

HeartFire said...

Annie,
Thanks for stopping in, glad you like the links... I really tried to make this a useful post and not just a rant...

Paula McNamee said...

Your green photo montage looks so earthy and full of life. I also like your painting. Thanks for sharing.

HeartFire said...

Paula,
I'm in the photoartjournals yahoo group, and the next subject of our photos is "green"... so it sent me searching thru my photos and, of course, taking more. I couldn't resist putting them together in the photo mosaic. I'm planning to do more colors too!
Glad you like that painting, it was totally experimental for me, but looks like a direction I'm going in, as I just did 4 more abstracts this week!
Delorse

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