Earth Painting article in The Mother Magazine September 23 2012

One of my (and my husband's) favorite magazines is The Mother Magazine which (dare I say it) is even better than Mothering Magazine for natural and alternative parenting info! This month's (Sept./ October 2012) issue features an article written by Leah Mebane (creator of Earth Paints LLC) about her inspiration for creating Earth Paints, the ancient history of Earth Paints and the truth about what is in conventional children's paints....

Good News for International Customers - cheaper shipping & cheaper Earth Paint Kits September 23 2012

After receiving many emails from international customers who didn't want to pay the high shipping rates from the US, I've made a more streamlined Earth Paint Kit that's cheaper and the shipping cost is almost half the price! Click here for more info.

Find out what "Nature Moms", "Green Child Magazine", "Green Grandma" & "Celebrate Green" think about Earth Paints! September 10 2012

Find out what all of these great Earth-friendly Blogs are saying about Earth Paints & get some Creative, Eco Mom Tips! Nature Moms Blog Green Child Magazine Celebrate Green The Green Grandma Strocel

Fall Equinox Nature Art Projects September 10 2012

Can you believe it's already the Fall Equinox (Sept. 22nd)! This is commonly a time to focus on finding balance since the days and nights are now equal in length. It's also a time of harvest and gathering together items from nature to create yummy food or art. Making a nature mobile from Fall nature objects is the perfect craft as you have to use your skills of finding balance...

Endless Summer Nature Crafts September 09 2012

As Summer is coming to an end we can keep our fun Summer memories alive with these all natural craft projects using found objects from nature! Painted Shell Collage Materials: shells, Earth Paints, stiff paper board or scrap plywood, glue This is a perfect way to use collections of shells that you collected at the beach this year and not just keep them in a bag all Winter. Paint them...

It's Blackberry Season, let's make some natural ink! August 26 2012

My family has been picking blackberries for a few weeks now and I've been watching them naturally stain my 2 year olds clothes and face. Why not use these abundant and free berries to create some beautiful and natural inks for writing and drawing! Note: Raspberries or wild grapes will work as well. Blackberry Ink and Feather Quill Materials: berries or grapes, vinegar, sieve, salt, feather, little jar Take a...

Beautiful Words of Earth Artist, Ran Ortner August 04 2012

  If you haven't heard of Ran Ortner yet, he's a pretty amazing artist (and surfer) who paints massive images of ocean water with natural earth oil paints. His paintings depict nothing but water and they are haunting and moving to say the least. He's also incredibly articulate and wise and I was blown away by an interview with him in the "Sun Magazine" last month. Here's a wonderful quote...

3 Great Questions from "Celebrate Green" July 17 2012

I've just been interviewed by "Celebrate Green", a great blog based in Canada. They asked me 3 really interesting questions that I haven't been asked before. Check it out!

Earth Paints has been certified GOLD by Green America! July 08 2012

After extensive questioning about every tiny aspect of our business, forms and more forms, Earth Paints LLC has just been awarded as a GOLD certified Green America approved business. This is the highest possible ranking of a green business! Yay!

5 Nature Art Projects for Toddlers July 05 2012

The Creative with Kids Blog has just posted my "5 Nature Art Projects for Toddlers" article. Check it out here! 5 more will be coming soon!  

Finding Balance in Family and Business June 03 2012

I've just been interviewed by the great blog, "Creative with Kids" and some of the questions they asked were..... How do you balance family & business?  What inspired you to start this business? How do you balance your creative side with all the linear, fine-detail stuff that comes with running a business?  Do you have any tips for parents to make it easier to allow their kids to paint (for...

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants May 13 2012

Our recent Nature Art Class had alot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails and painting with Earth Paints. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all around them (but they grow in many other places - like my backyard in Oregon) and used them for painting pottery and fabric. Other plants to try are mullein, iris and cattail stems. [caption id="attachment_941" align="aligncenter"...
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