‘The Tree of Life’ by Kirsten Harris
You don’t get big bulgy biceps, if that’s your thing, without a lot of time spent developing them. The same can be said of art – developing a painting, an exhibition or collection of drawings takes time and dedication. Skills, like trees, take decades to grow.
Many years ago dad said to me –
‘If someone ask how long it takes to do a painting say – a lifetime. Each painting is a culmination of your lifetime spent painting.’ I felt very supported in that moment.
I have no idea why I paint, I just do. But sometimes ideas come to me whilst painting.
Having spent the last 15 months since dad’s death painting even more solidly than ever, I started fantasising that it would be great to stop painting for a bit and develop a different kind of muscle.
The ‘Aha Moment’ came – tree planting!
A tremendous rest of a lifetime project waiting to be explored and grown.
So, with that aim in mind, I have made a colouring and story book called The Daily Ease – A Walk in the Woods. Hopefully it will appeal to children and adults alike.
The exciting bit – all profits will go to planting trees. The time spent quietly drawing these past few weeks will hopefully see a woodland habitat growing in the future. I want to plant trees! Trees for life on our beautiful planet.
A Walk in the Woods is a story and colouring book with a message – kind of Alexander Technique thinking meets eco-warrior meets animal lover meets tree hugger with a couple of unicorns thrown in for luck! Get the picture?
It is a walk with a black pen over white paper with a good intention.
Buying The Daily Ease – A Walk in the Woods, you will be part of this artist’s tree planting project. Together we can do a bit for the planet.
If you are interested please email me …
Colouring book pre-orders being taken (or should that say tree-orders!)
It will be available to post in the next couple of weeks with a link on my website.
A Walk in the Woods is for sale at £10 per copy (plus p&P) – which is the projected cost of planting one tree.
Let’s plant trees!
Love Kirsten x
Contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org
UK 07711 903537
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