*Edited February 12, 2024
Alternate title: How I Learned To Relax and Love the Timelapse.
Happy belated Earth Day!
Do we really need a specific day to celebrate the Earth? Some things should be celebrated every day of the year. At least that’s what the Muppets taught me about Christmas. It’s a good spirit to carry forward with you. Probably most importantly with the Earth. But the Days are a good reminder.
This past Earth Day I made these linoprint cards. The sale of each one included a donation to onetreeplanted.org.
I attempted to make some timelapse videos of the process– something I had never done before. I’ve thought about it, sure. Might be kind of neat to see a painting come together in time lapse, but I’ve never thought about it enough to try it. Well, there was a learning curve, but it was a fun one. I was doing this at the suggestion of my friend, Petrina, who was putting together some social media posts about the cards for Mindful Maelstrom where they were being sold.
It was quite a process and some turned out better than others:
I’ll share part of the writeup I included with the cards:
“This series of cards was made for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd every year since 1970. Although Spring began a month earlier, not much is blooming in Southern Ontario by April 22nd. Snow still lingers in parking lots and on lawns. The threat of an overnight frost looms over gardeners for at least another month. But quietly, reliably and miraculously, one brave little flower breaks ground before the rest; the humble crocus. Beautiful bursts of rich yellows and vibrant purples among the browns and dull greens of early Spring. So brief and early is the crocus’ growing season that they’re nearly all gone by the time other flowers begin to bloom. They are the first whisper of Spring and a gift from the Earth.“
Sales were modest, but as a result 22 trees will be planted in Ontario! I think that’s pretty darn good.
Edit: And now the cards can be purchased on my Etsy page.