ART AT HOME: HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Celebrate the Earth, get inspired and make some art! Download our instruction sheet for this project (here!)

The first Earth Day took place on March 21, 1970 after John McConnell, a man who worked hard for the world to have peace, proposed that there should be a day to honor the Earth. Every year people from all over the world gather on Earth Day to celebrate nature and find ways to preserve our world—some communities even celebrate Earth Week!

 
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MATERIALS:

  • paint brushes/ paint
  • palette (or place to mix your paints)
  • cup of water to clean brushes
  • newspaper or paper bags to cover surface before you paint
  • camera (or phone!)

SEE:

Observe the world around you—Is the ground wet? Is the sun shining through the leaves? Is moss growing on the trunks of trees? Are there birds singing? What do you see in nature that inspires you?

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THINK:

What do you love most about nature? What is your favorite outdoor memory? Are there any colors that remind you of these thoughts and feelings?

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DO:

Gather some natural objects from the ground such as rocks or pebbles and fallen branches, leaves, or pine cones. Paint these objects in colors that represent how you feel when you spend time in nature.

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INSPIRE:

Take your painted objects back outside and snap a few photos of your painted objects that capture how you feel about the Earth. Share with friends and family, encouraging them to enjoy the outdoors, too! 

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SHOW US YOUR WORK!

Send us your artwork or tag it with #thesproutingimage  - we can't wait to see what you create!

SEATTLE FAMILY PHOTOS---GIVEAWAY!!!

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Another service we offer is playfully easy family photos, and we are now booking Spring mini sessions!!! In figuring out ways we can further serve our Seattle and Bellevue families, we’ve decided to gift one session to a local family in April!

👉 Make sure you follow us on Instagram and tag someone in the comments who deserves to get some bright new family photos of their kids and their love!

We pick the winner at random on Easter, so get to tagging!! !

EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SPROUTING IMAGE!

I'm SO excited to announce that The Sprouting Image has a new business partner, Hadley Beacham! Hadley is a wonderful artist and teacher who recently moved to Washington from New York with her husband and ridiculously cute baby, Laurel. She has her master’s in Contemporary Art and her background is in teaching and designing educational programs for various NYC institutions.

We have big things coming up soon including a variety of visual art classes for kids in a bright and kid-friendly studio, after-school workshops for kids ages 8-12, as well as fun art projects for kids and parents to do together.

Head over to the brand new classes page to read more about us and some of our new offerings for families in the Seattle and Bellevue areas!

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Make sure you’re following along on instagram to stay informed about upcoming events, news, and art giveaways!

Snip-Its Launch Photos | BELLEVUE, WA

When we moved here last year one of my first local clients asked me to take photos and video for the opening of their wonderful business, Snip-Its! ✂️ 

They provide families with a fun, kid-focused experience that includes super stylish haircuts for kids, educational games to play while the stylists work, and they even have birthday parties where the kids get to dress up! My only complaint is that they don't have adult sized princess dresses! 😂

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