Charlie from Doodlewash starting World Watercolor Month
to celebrate that which many of us love — WATERCOLORS —
and to help benefit kids without access to art supplies. Artists from around the world
will be posting their daily efforts on their blogs and on the facebook page.
I am slammed this month and will not do a watercolor a day but wow I wish I could!
In this busy month, I am dreaming of palm trees and refreshing breezes and
time with my hunny and a sketchbook on the beach.
Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Unfortunately, arts education programs are too often the first to be cut when cuts are necessary, so more and more children each year are missing out on the important benefits of art classes.
With your help, we can reverse this trend. To make this first ever month-long global celebration of watercolor affect real change, we’ve teamed up with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Click here to shop the World Watercolor Month wish list of art supplies for kids! (hosted by Blick Art Materials)
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is unique in that they provide an art recycling program that is free to the public. Reusable art & music supplies that would otherwise be discarded, along with new or unsold materials, are donated by individuals and businesses and matched to recipients who have requested those materials for arts education purposes in communities around the world.
Have some beginner watercolor sets you no longer use, but still have some life in them? You can also support the cause by sending your reusable art supplies to:
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
5331 SW Macadam Ave., Ste. 258-522
Portland, OR 97239
Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star,
De Atramentis Document, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
©D. Katie Powell.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.
Sounds like a fun project. I love you piece.
Have a great weekend!
Thank Nora! I love your printing projects!
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Great cause, great project and I love your painting of the palm trees and umbrella.
Yes, and I found out it is not far from our studio! I donate supplies to some sweet Mexican families, and now will also give to them! Thanks Fran!
Great watercolor wash! Makes me want to get to a beach and watch the sunset immediately! Happy PPF – Irma
Thank you Irma; love your planner.
Katie – this is such a wonderful painting and also a GREAT cause. I love to buy supplies for one of the schools nearby – their art teacher was so awesome with my kids…. everyone should have fun art toys and this is a great way to ‘give’ them. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF.
Thank you — I thought so. I’m interested in how you like teaching on skillshare!
I am going to try the watercolor challenge! Hopefully I can complete it in July before my grand kids come to visit in August when I will have to shut down everything except “play gra’ma”. I love your rendition of the sunset and palm trees.
I hold ALL challenges loosely. I have to – I work full time. If I get 20 watercolors done I will be happy with the schedule I have this month! Lucky grandma.
The watercolor challenge sounds like fun. Not sure I could do it though, I am not the best watercolor artist. I love the idea of the Dreaming Zebra. I have always tried to get the kids around me into doing art. It’s so fun to watch the excitement when they tap into the inner artist. I just gave away some older supplies and paint that I wasn’t using. I will have to remember the Zebra next time. Great piece you did! Enjoy the beach, sunshine and relaxation! Hugs, Rasz
Rasz, you do it at the level you are. Some folks are such masters I cannot imagine how they did THAT in a day! And some are learning tools and posting their tool experiments. I will be posting some experiments too.
A beautiful beginning!! Love this! 😍And thanks so much for mentioning Dreaming Zebra!!
Thanks Charlie! They are over the bridge (everything is in Portland) and around the corner from our studio!
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What a great charity project…anything to do with arts and music for children is imperative to raising healthy adults!!! It’s so sad the cuts made even here in Canada!! Wonderful post…love your watercolour and quote!!
Thanks Happy; I thot so and am donating!