Artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd of Recycle Runway creates couture fashion from trash as an innovative way to provide education about conservation. I am collaborating with my friend of over 25 years on a PowerPoint, study guide and e-book called: Creative Sustainability: educational materials for preserving our planet. We welcome you to view this introductory preview, still in progress, that shares the vision behind our project.
We would like to use illustrations of the earth on the cover pages of each piece of the curriculum, as well as for the numerous section breaks.
We seek your creative interpretations.
We envision this will be a fun activity for your family members!
All those whose illustrations we choose to use will receive all of The Creative Sustainability educational materials that we will launch in the a few months. In addition, we are offering Nourishing Our Children‘s PowerPoint, study guide, e-book, and food pyramid comparison chart as a .pdf as a token of our appreciation! The donation request we will be asking for all these items will be a 150.00.
Directions for a hard copy, scanned version
- Here is an outline of the earth that we ask you and/or your children to use as the foundation of your illustration.
- Children are encouraged to use a printed version as a base to create a mosaic-like collage of the earth with found content in your home that is flat such as cut-outs from catalogs, magazines, mail, stamps, construction and other colored paper, fabric, wrapping paper, etc. Items that you may otherwise recycle. A glue stick would likely be idea to secure the different cut or torn shapes into the outline of the earth, so that it remains recognizable as such. Crayons and markers would also be welcome.
- Here are some examples of illustrations created out of a mosaic-like collage of found papers: rooster, alphabet, apple, and earth. The ocean areas don’t have to be blue and the land areas don’t have to be green or brown, but both can be.
- Once complete, scan the image, rather than photographing it, and email it to us at our email address listed on our contact page. Please write Creative Sustainability in the subject line. We prefer the illustations as a .png file, but high resolution jpegs will work!
Directions for a digitally created version
- Adults and/or those children who may have the technical capacity to create this illustration on a computer, are asked to use this outline of the earth and choose from amongst Nancy Judd’s detailed photographs of her couture fashion “sculptures” to use digitally.
- We would love to see mosaic-like collages created out of the photographed sections of Nancy’s fashions that you choose, so that the outline of the earth is covered with different pieces from those photographs. Please feel have about 25% of illustration be shapes of color if you’d like.
- The ocean areas don’t have to be blue and the land areas don’t have to be green or brown, but both can be.
- Once the illustration is complete, email it to us at our email address listed on our contact page. Please write Creative Sustainability in the subject line. We prefer the illustrations as a .png file, but high resolution jpegs will work!
We seek submissions by Friday, February 14 and are most, most grateful for your participation!