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Back to School with Earth Paints

Back to School (or home)!

Are you ready for the school year?

Natural Earth Paint offers natural, high-quality supplies that are safe for both the classroom and the home. Whether you’re a parent, a university student, an arts educator, or a life-long learner, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering discounts on our most popular kits as well as ideas for educational opportunities – 8 blog posts on the History of Earth Paint, from Prehistoric times through today!

10% Off Natural Earth Paint Kits

Start the school year off right with 10% off our Complete Eco-Friendly Oil Paint Kit and our Natural Earth Paint Kit for students of all ages! Just use code BackToSchool at checkout. Code expires September 8th.

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Natural Earth Paint Kit Tutorial

Using our Natural Earth Paint Kit is as easy as ABC, 123! Just add water, mix, and get painting. For a tutorial on how to paint and play with our kid-friendly paint set, click the button below to watch our video!

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The History of Natural Pigments

Natural earth pigments have colored human history for thousands of years, so they provide a window into the past for learners young and old. Our History Page provides resources to help students learn about the Prehistoric Era, Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, and more through the lens of natural pigments. It’s a great resource for teachers and parents alike!

History Page
Want to get creative with your favorite Natural Earth Paint pigments?

Check out the Recipes section of our website for innovative uses of our products for fine artists and families!

Have questions about our eco-friendly products?Visit our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected]
Interested in purchasing from Natural Earth Paint? Visit our Website for more details on our high-quality, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products.

Lucky Valley Press July Newsletter


OUR MISSION: to help authors get their books into print and worldwide retail distribution; to provide inspired solutions for editing, design and layout; and to maintain the voice of the author and the integrity of the concept.


The Little Bach Book by David Gordon

160 pages, 6 x 9, softcover, 82 illustrations, maps, bibliography

Bach specialist David Gordon has created a richly illustrated and amusing collection of his favorite anecdotes, historical explanations, timelines, bits of pathos, gritty vignettes of everyday realities, and colorful stories about J.S. Bach and everyday life around him in early 18th-century Germany. There’s no other book like it. Learn More…

The Little Bach Book

The Soup Kit

The Soup Kit
by
Ginna BB Gordon
color photos by the author, 208 pages,
8.5 x 8.5, softcover

Everything a cook needs to know about soup: a little history, a lot of spice and herb combos borrowed from other cultures, notes about thickeners and other additions, the right vegetable cut for the right end result, when to add which ingredient, 55 recipes, and more. Learn more…

WHAT WE DO

All our services are available for print books and ebooks. We edit and proof manuscripts, design books from cover to cover, acquire ISBNs and deal with other book registration duties, process and edit photos and images and prepare the material for uploading to the distributor. Throughout the entire process we work closely with you by phone, email, snail mail and text to make sure your book has the look and feel you imagined.


Looking for John Steinbeck

Released in 2016

Deke Interrupted

Released in 2018

Humming in Spanish

Coming Sept. 2020!!

Ginna BB Gordon’s Lavandula Series

Set in Carmel Valley, California in the 1960s, The Lavandula Series is based on the fictional journals of Stefani Michel. It’s the life stories of Stevie and her two cousins. Learn More


Soul Companion: A Memoir

by Judy Hilyard

230 pages, 6 x 9, softcover, hardcover, ebook

After a 47-year career as an ICU nurse, Judy Hilyard took a completely different road and became an Anam Aira, a soul companion, for those who have died or are in the final stages of dying.

Soul Companion is the story of what Judy has learned as she cares for souls on both sides of the Veil. Learn More…

Soul Companion

AT LVP YOU ARE THE PUBLISHER

With digital print-on-demand publishing you have complete control over your book before and after it is released.

We provide all necessary design, account management and pre-press services and we partner with you every step of the way from the preliminary editing stages through the actual release of the book for international retail distribution.

OUR FEE is based on the length of your manuscript and the ultimate complexity of your book. After an examination of your manuscript and a discussion with you about your goals and ideas, we prepare a multi-page Project Evaluation with a detailed breakdown of services and costs and a project timeline. We also discuss the book size and retail price and explain how the book size, paper and price will affect your revenue.


Joseph Meister

Aunt in the Amazon
La Tia en la selva Amazónica

A True Adventure Coloring Book
by Diane Wallace

Illustrations by the author, 80 pages, 8.5 x 11, softcover

This coloring book story in Spanish and English takes you on an expedition down the Amazon by canoe. It’s the perfect book for bilingual families with kids of all ages. The engaging and true story will inspire curiosity about the world, interest in other cultures and a desire to travel without fear. Learn More…


Scherzo’s Magical Musical Adventure

by Nancy E. Bennett

This is a story about a little dog, Scherzo, with a great desire to sing. If a child is musical and loves animals, this humorous book will educate and inspire while providing an intuitive understanding of musical terminology. This is the perfect book for little ones and grown-ups to share. Learn More…

Scherzo

54 pages, 11 x 8.5, softcover,
with 23 oil paintings by the author.


Penitentiary Tales

Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story

by EA Luetkemeyer

404 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
Illustrations by the author

In the 1980s, Dean Davis, a 30-something, educated, straight white male from affluent Sausalito, California, is sent to an Illinois prison filled with inmates from the mean streets of Chicago. What challenges does he meet? How does the experience affect his social and political consciousness? Learn More…


LVP

GINNA has been reading two or three books at a time ever since she can remember. Her love of books led her to a life as writer, editor and publisher, while her love of cooking led to a parallel career as chef and cookbook author.

At Lucky Valley Press, Ginna is project manager and art director. With her artist’s eye she creates the look and personality of each book, cover to cover.

An experienced editor, she has worked closely with more than 30 authors to help them develop and refine their work.

Ginna’s first book, A Simple Celebration, the Nutritional Program for the Chopra Center for Well Being, was published in 1997 by Harmony Books, a Division of Random House.

Since then Ginna has published nine more titles including cookbooks (First You Grow the Pumpkin and The Soup Kit), memoirs about cooking (The Honey Baby Darlin’ Series), and novels (The Lavandula Series, the story of three girls growing up in the 1960s in Carmel Valley, California.)

DAVID is a life-long professional musician, writer, lecturer and historian.

At Lucky Valley Press, he is the layout and typography designer and manager of tech and pre-press. He likes to design with type and has typeset the interiors of nearly all the books we’ve produced during the past decade.

He and Ginna collaborate on the concept and design of book covers.

In 2015 David published Carmel Impresarios, a 400-page cultural biography of the two extraordinary women who helped establish Carmel, California as a major hub for the arts. It is the definitive history of the growth of music and theater in Carmel’s early years.

His second book, The Little Bach Book, describes daily life in the era of J.S. Bach. To date, it has sold more than 1,500 copies worldwide.

Learn more about David’s musical career at www.spiritsound.com.

Follow this link for a list of books by Ginna and David.


Collage of book covers


Since 2012 Lucky Valley Press has designed
and produced 65 books for 34 independent authors.
Visit www.luckyvalleypress.com to learn more.


Natural Earth Paint July 2020 News

Beautiful Body Painting!

Melissa Bruck’s ritual body painting
@melissasartworld on Instagram

If you live in the United States, you know what the biggest national holiday in July is. But did you know that July 9th is World Body Painting Day? What a great excuse to get creative with the most unique and beautiful canvas out there-

You!

10% Off Natural Face Paints

To celebrate World Body Painting Day, we’re offering 10% off all Natural Face Paints! Just use code BodyPaint at checkout. Code expires July 25th.

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New Behind the Scenes Video!

Dive deep into the innovative, green, and clean world of Natural Earth Paint! Check out our new video that encapsulates our passion, vision, mission, origin story, a sneak peak into our solar-powered workshop, and more!
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Face Painting Tips & Tricks

Want to get started with face and body painting, but aren’t sure how? Check out our Face Paint Tips & Tricks page! You’ll find our best advice on how to use our Natural Face Paints along with a few fun tutorials to try. We also have video tutorials available!
Tips & Tricks
Want to get creative with your favorite Natural Earth Paint pigments?

Check out the Recipes section of our website for innovative uses of our products for fine artists and families!

Have questions about our eco-friendly products?Visit our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected]
Interested in purchasing from Natural Earth Paint?Visit our Website for more details on our high-quality, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products.
Copyright © 2020 Natural Earth Paint, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Natural Earth Paint,
330 E Hersey St Suite 7,
Ashland, OR 97520
United States

Welcome to our newest member!

Steady Hand Editorial Services LLC logoWelcome to our newest member!

Southern Oregon Artists Resource sends out a welcome to our newest member, Steph Waaser of Steady Hand Editorial Services LLC to the Artist Services / Literary Arts directories! Our own experience with artists tells us that many are not comfortable writing about themselves. As a result, these artists need help with necessary writing for show submissions and other important tasks, especially where self-promotion is involved. In addition, we have a growing number of authors who might benefit from such a service. Steph is here to help with this important business service for artists!

Steady Hand Editorial Services LLC provides freelance proofreading and copy editing services for print and digital content. Also turn to this local service for help with writing or polishing your resumes and cover letters. You can also get help with proofreading and editing full-length novels, technical texts and more. Steph helps you put your best foot forward with clear, readable, and user-friendly content. Therefore, if you need help with an important writing project, check out their new listing and send an inquiry.

Land That I Love: Scenes From the Cascade Siskiyou

Purchase artworks featured in the show here. Artwork can be picked up or delivered locally after July 13. Contact Sarah at [email protected] with questions. Shipping available.

Photograph Bobcat in tree

“Bobcat 23”

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed dimensions 39” x 27”

$395.00

“Trying to Help” Gopher Snake

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster Framed size 19” x 23”

$185.00

“Looking Toward the Light” Northern Spotted Owl

Framed Photograph by Dan Elster
Framed size 19” x 23”

$185.00

Camas

Screen print by Amy Godard
Ready to hang
17” x 20”

$100.00

Rose Hip

Woodcut Print by Amy Godard
17” x 20”
Ready to hang

$125.00

Red Cedar

Framed Woodcut Print by Amy Godard

Framed dimensions 12” x 14”

$100.00

Garry Oak

Framed Silkscreen Print by Amy Godard
Framed dimensions
16” x 18”

$125.00

Mount Shasta California

Framed Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns
16” x 20”

$580.00

Vesper Meadow with Mount Pitt

Framed oil painting by Sarah F Burns
20” x 35”

$1,150.00

Plant Diversity In the Siskiyou Mountains

Oil Painting by Deb Van Poolen

$7,000.00

Spring Buttercups at Vesper Meadow

Oil on Canvas by Jeanine Moy
10” x 10”

$250.00

Old Juniper

Framed photograph by Matt Witt framed dimensions 13″ x 17″

$100.00

Flowers at Horseshoe Ranch

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt
13” x 17 “ frames dimensions

$100.00

View From Soda Mountain Range

Framed Photograph by Matt Witt

$100.00

View Toward Grizzly Peak

Framed photograph by Matt Witt
Framed dimensions 13” x 17”

$100.00

“The Sentinels”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Painting by Katy Cauker 11″ x 14″

$475.00

“Rock to Mountain”

Gouache and Varnish on Panel, Framed Oil Painting by Katy Cauker 12″ x 9″

$445.00

“Peak to Peak”

Acrylic on Canvas Framed Painting by Katy Cauker, 18″ x 36″

$833.00

“Hi-Lo Country”

Oil Painting by Nikolai Klein 40″ x 60″

$1,500.00

“Juniper Along the PCT” Oil Painting by Sarah F. Burns SOLD

Central Art Store Update

 

During these uncertain times, one thing has become abundantly clear: creativity has no pause button! A tremendous increase in home-based projects means people need to re-stock their art supplies. We are so happy to see so many of you taking this time to explore your art and to share it!

 

We share your passion for art and have been busy filling curb-side and delivery orders, which help you continue to do art and encourage others to join in the process.

 

Starting the week of May the 4th, we are going to implement a “soft opening” of Central Art and along with that comes:

 

– New expanded store hours:

10am – 5pm Mon. – Fri., and

10am – 4pm Sat., CLOSED Sun.

Framing hours: Noon-5pm Mon.-Fri. and Noon-4pm Sat.

 

Phone Orders, Curbside Pick Up, and Deliveries are still available and encouraged.

 

– We will limit 4-6 customers in the store at a time. The National Retail Federation recommends a customer limit of 5 customers per 1,000 square feet of store space, excluding employees. We feel this is a little excessive and have reduced that number to focus on the health and safety of everyone.

 

– Upon entering the store you will need to sanitize your hands at our sanitizing station. Wearing of masks/ gloves is encouraged for safety, but not required.

 

6 feet Social Distancing Rule shall be employed at all times and we will have more markers to help in achieving that in the store.

 

We thank you for your continued support and encourage you to Keep Dreaming, Keep Imagining and Keep Creating!

Visit Central Art!

Happy 50th Earth Day from Natural Earth Paint!

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Happy 50th to Earth Day!

While we’re unable to gather together today and honor the Earth, we’ve compiled some fabulous tutorials, giveaways and inspirations for healing the Earth on this beautiful Spring Day! Z8A9368discount

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DIY Craft: Natural Salt Dough Earth

Fun & Easy Natural Craft using Earth Paints and a few simple ingredients.
Tutorial HERE

 

 

 

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Take out your art supplies and make a pledge to support the earth and ecologically-run family farms.
1. Create a sign showing your pledge
2. Hang the sign in your window
3.Snap a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag,

#MyPlanetMyPledge
Examples of Pledges: “I pledge to eat only locally raised meat”, “I pledge to shop local”, etc.

 

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FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST

We’ve partnered with artist, @lauren_sauder and giving away a collection of earth pigments, a color mixing chart, and an exclusively printed copy of Lauren’s workbook, “The Deeply Mindful Process of Earth Pigments.”
Ways To Enter in Instagram: Follow @naturalearthpaint and @lauren_sauder; Share this Contest Post on your IG stories – tagging @naturalearthpaint and @lauren_sauder.

Must be 18+ and a US resident to participate in this giveaway. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:59 PST. Random winner will be announced on Thursday, April 23. #naturalearthpaint #lsmakescolor #earthpigments #naturalearthpigments
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EARTH DAY LIVE!

Don’t miss this unprecedented event! From April 22 to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three day livestream mobilization. RSVP to the Livestream Event

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DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

When you want something that doesn’t exist on the market – just make it yourself! Natural and non-toxic fabric paints that are permanent and water-proof. Make your own with all plant and earth-based ingredients!
Tutorial HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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©2020 Natural Earth Paint | 330 E. Hersey Street, Suite 6, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Central Art Coronavirus Update

Thank you for your outpouring of support and business these past few weeks.

Currently we are working to comply with the safe practices that have been put in place for the COVID-19 virus outbreak. In the wake of Governor Brown’s Stay at Home Order, we at Central Art have made some important adjustments to our hours of operation and our work schedule.

For now we are open only from for curbside pickup and delivery (free for orders $30 or more) 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday

You can call us during those hours at 541-773-1444 to place an order. You can also email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook @centralartsupply to place an order.

We remain committed to serving our artist community where we share your passion for art. We hope that everyone stays safe, happy and most importantly healthy as we navigate these changes together.

Dan & Ann Ebert and staff

Central Art COVID-19 Protective Measures in Place

For those who haven’t received Central Art Supply’s email this morning, here is an important announcement that will ensure you are able to continue making art to keep you engaged and sane as the coronovirus pandemic continues to unfold.

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Central Art COVID-19 Protective Measures in Place

We at Central Art are working hard to do our part with COVID-19 protective measures. We are closely monitoring the best practices suggested by the CDC and state and local governments, realizing that they are changing daily.

For now there are a few things you can count on from all of us at Central Art.

We are taking measures to frequently wash our hands and cleaning our high-touch surfaces. We are also taking a proactive measure by asking customers to use hand sanitizer or to wash their hands when they come into the store.

Currently we remain open for business at our regular store hours, which are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. When you come in we will always welcome you and engage in your art endeavors, but we will also allow for social distancing.

Along with many other businesses, we are offering curbside pickup. You can call and order your favorite art supplies, then drive up to the store and we will bring your order out to your car.

However, we understand that many of you may not want to make the trip to Central Art, so we are offering free home delivery* for orders $30 and over. Call and place your order and we will do our best to deliver it to you within 24 hours. *Delivery available for the Rogue Valley area only.

To place an order or to assist you in any way, you can reach us via phone: 541-773-1444, email: [email protected], Facebook Messenger: @centralartsupply

We hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and most importantly healthy as we navigate these changes together. Thank you for your continued support of Central Art, where we share your passion for art.