So excited to test out my new limited edition, color burst sharpies! Thank you, to the two little elves who sent me this more than perfect Christmas gift!
It's a 'daydreaming' sort of Monday morning. Beginning this week with more illustrations for our upcoming children's book!
A happy and beautiful Monday to you all!!!
#tbt (#throwbackthursday)...my "trash project/experiment" back in 2011
A Day of Trash
How much trash do we really produce? I sought to answer this question for myself and, being an environmentally conscientious person, was shocked to see just how much accumulated after one day - now imagine one week, one year...and that's just one person!
For one day, I saved all my trash (sans what was biodegradable and/or unquestionably unsanitary). Though it was difficult, I made all attempts to carry out my day as normal and not refrain from activities or products in an effort to reduce my waste. Considering this, it was amazing how my focus of the day became about my consumption and trash. I was aware of how many napkins I was using, paper towels, bottles, cans, even tea bags - my focus evolved around using less trash in a vain attempt to reduce my ever increasing pile.
• 1 old cardboard portfolio
• 2 soda cans
• 1 plastic water bottle
• 3 paper towels from cafe restroom
• 1 cafe napkin
• 1 ACE knee brace box
• 1 plastic Safeway bag
• 2 gum wrappers
• 1 tea package and bag
• saran wrap from zucchini bread
• 1 Subway napkin
• 1 Subway sandwich paper wrap
• 2 pieces of junk mail
• 2 paper towels from home
• 1 Ziplock bag
• 1 photo envelope from Walgreens
• 1 Walgreens receipt
• 1 Tostitos chip bag
• Paper scraps/cuttings found in portfolio
To visually display the impact that one person's trash accumulation has in one day, I turned 'trash' in to art, giving an entire new dimension and meaning to 'recycled art'. I carefully constructed and glued each piece of trash to a large recycled cardboard portfolio and fashioned a protective frame made of recycled plexiglass, wood, and screws.
Though I consider myself environmentally aware and participate in the recycling and reusing of goods, I still produce a large amount of trash in a span of 24-hours. It was both startling and illuminating. I encourage everyone to monitor a day of their own trash - this little insight may just prompt people to use less and think more. Even if it's just one less napkin that we use at lunch or dinner - added up, all those 'ones' can make a huge difference.
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Photo by the very talented Denise Van Deesen. Click HERE to check out more of her amazing work!
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First print order of the year! Working on bringing you more and more designs throughout the year! Happy 2017 everyone!
My latest coloring book is now available on Amazon...just in time for the holidays!
Order yours here!
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Original Art from the KP Minis Series
Pen & Ink 330g/m² watercolor paper (14.8x10.5cm/6x4in)
I am overwhelmed by your wonderful support and interest regarding my new Drawing Meditations coloring book. Thank you all!!!
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Thank you again & again! ~ KP
Work-in-progress Drawing Meditation for the 'Lovely Berlin' bloggers! http://lovelyberlin.de/
The making of "The Kingdom of Hither & Ther~" :
...some behind the scenes glimpses of the my newest, illustrated book (authored by Laurie Helgeson).
Available HERE on Amazon!
My new coloring book is officially available for purchase.
You can place all orders here!
* Or, if you prefer, the books will also be offered soon on Amazon.com and Amazon Europe as well (it will take 3-5 business days before this option is available). This option may be best for those of you in Europe or who want to pay in €. I'll let you know when it's live on Amazon.
The book contains 14 unique designs (2 copies of each design are included - that means 28 pages of coloring fun)!
I hope you all enjoy!
More great news to share!!!!
I was lucky enough to have the lovely girls, of Lovely Berlin, in my studio for an interview about KP Design. Check out what they had to say here.....(hopefully you can read German)!
And check out Lovely Berlin: http://lovelyberlin.de/
Thank you SO very much dear Suzette & Ola! I've had such a nice time getting to know you and Lovely Berlin better!!! Looking forward to further chats, visits, and collaborations!
*all photos ©Lovely Berlin*
Behind the scenes: creating a new postcard design for YAS (Yoga am See)…carefully filling in the ‘drawing meditation’ with watercolor at the moment! Check in for the final design soon!
The lovely creators of Lovely Berlin paid me a visit today! Stay tuned for more with KPdesign and Lovely Berlin! http://lovelyberlin.de/
Thank you both for such a nice visit! I'm very thankful and excited to be collaborating with you two!