Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Green Guide for Artists...

green guide karen michelEarth Day is a great excuse to pick up Karen Michel's Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artistearth day karen michel. It's packed with all kinds of useful recipes for art supplies that are environmentally friendly and are alternatives for traditional toxic materials.

When I went to art school, this was all still new and undiscovered territory. It was common place for students to use petroleum-based-jet-fuel-smelling chemicals to wash out their brushes (and just as common for them to dump them in sinks)! One particular classmate comes to mind. She can't taste certain foods and is chemically sensitive now. Perhaps if she had this book back then, she could have saved the ground water a little, still be able to enjoy the nuances of dinner, and be able to use dryer sheets. Surprisingly, people tend to forget that we are apart of the environment as well.

For more tips and information about being a greener artist, check out Karen Michel's blog.

1 comment:

nina said...

i absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE karen.....she is as down to earth and real (and talented) as they come......x