Monday, March 31, 2008

I-F: Homage (to mother earth)



This illustration was done by candlelight during Earth Hour on Saturday March 29th between 8 and 9pm. If you don't know what Earth Hour is, you should! You can find out more about it here.

It was great, we turned off the electricity to everything except the fridge, I painted at the kitchen table and A practiced the real piano instead of the electric one. We looked out the front door and the whole street was dark. I'm a big one for making a greener footprint as much as possible, so I hope this raised some more awareness.

ps. it is our suburb of Melbourne in the portion of street map used in this illo, and our street is even featured but I won't tell you where. I honestly chose this page at random (because I couldn't see much!) so quite the coincidence!!

11 comments:

Angela said...

Chicago here participated in Earth Hour too, and reduced energy usage by 5%. Maybe we can do a little better next year. It's a great movement, and a wonderful homage to mother earth!! :)

andi butler said...

this is a lovely homage! chicago was totally into earth hour, even mcdonalds! i like low light or no light, so i've been turning off more lights more often!

a : )

Faruffa said...

I really like the idea that you have expressed!!!
We switched off for Earth Hour even here in Rome Italy

Random York said...

Clever Illustration Kim!

Pajara Pinta said...

so good! Mother earth really deserves it!!! we are destroying it... we should take care...

nice idea! I like it!

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Tom Barrett said...

Never heard of Earth Hour, and I don't think it was advertised here in my town! Neat idea, and cool illo!

Flying Colors said...

Nice way to approach this topic, by honoring our planet. And keeping it green and blue. Thank you!

Bobo Cat said...

So sorry we have lack of publicity here, I just missed it. But I practice it in my routine days.

Rrramone said...

Amen sister. Very nice. Working to make my footprint smaller. :-)

Monica said...

I love the simplicity and soothing colors. You incorporate collage really nicely in your work, and this is such a worthy topic. And that is one cute feet! :-)

Also, I haven't been posting, but I have been following and truly enjoying your Monday post about your process as you work on your book. I'm learning a lot from you!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Nice illustration and an important point you make!