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Latest Updates from Leah Fanning Mebane

Eco Art, Green Crafts & Artist Retreats

Artist & Writer Retreats

Now that Winter is coming on, the idea of a Balinese Artist Retreat sounds amazing. These 2 great artist/writer/yoga retreats are incorporating Earth Paint into their natural and holistic offerings.
  • The Meditative Arts School has a Meditative Art & Yoga Retreat in Ireland that sounds incredible. They offer daily painting, creative movement, yoga, sculpting, writing, and meditation. They use only nature-based art supplies.
  • The Wellness Immersion Retreats incorporate writing, painting, and yoga for their retreats in Bali, Tuscany, and Big Sur, CA.

Earth Paint 1 Year Anniversary!

This week marks the one year anniversary of Earth Paint! We can’t believe how much we’ve learned after diving in head first last November. We feel so incredibly grateful to all of the amazing people who have helped us in so many ways to get this small business off the ground. The generosity of our friends and community always astounds me. Watching this business grow and hearing how excited people are when they learn about us has been gratifying, too. So many artists tell us how they’ve been looking for years for a non-toxic alternative to professional (yet toxic) oil paints without losing any quality. And parents tell us how they’ve been searching for a natural kids’ paint that paints like “normal” paints – rich, opaque colors that radiate. Earth Paint has been tested and reviewed by over 40 blogs in the past year with 100% rave reviews. And three magazine articles have  been published including our latest one in The Mother Magazine.

We’ll Plant Trees While You Paint

While we’ve done all we can to not harm the Earth with our business by using only locally made, biodegradable, post consumer recycled packaging and vegetable based ink printing, we want to go one step further. We want to give back to our Mother Earth and use this business as a vehicle for positive change. We’ve been brainstorming some ideas but would love to hear any ideas you may have or resources that may help us achieve this goal. Our first idea is to plant one native tree sapling for each order of Earth Paints placed on our website. As we work on this goal, please contact uswith any suggestions or thoughts you may have. Thank you!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for an aspiring artist, professional artist, hobby artist or anyone with toxicity sensitivities? The Earth Oil Paint Kit is perfect for these types of people…
• Painters who are sensitive to, or simply want to avoid exposure to solvents (mineral spirits, turpentine), heavy metal toxins, petroleum based pigments and toxic preservatives.
Students and teachers in schools and colleges where the use of oil paint is prohibited because of the solvents and heavy metal toxins.
• Artists working in shared studio space or small home studio where the build up of solvent levels could lead to a harmful concentration of vapors and an unpleasant odor.
For travelers, all Earth Paints can be easily transported on airplanes and come in convenient powder form packets that pack easily.
* Anyone wanting to paint without harming the earth.
* Artists who want more vibrancy and luminosity in their paintings without fillers and preservatives to dull the color.
* Artists wanting the most archival, UV resistant and long lasting paints available.
* Cost Conscious artists who want high quality paints for less money.
Offer expires Dec. 15thIn the Works!We’ve been working for the past 5 months on a Natural Egg Dye Kit using fruit and vegetable dyes. These will be available in early 2013! Stay Tuned…

DIY Gift Wrap

Instead of buying China-made, petroleum-based wrapping paper this year, make your own and add twice the value to your gift! Here’s some ideas!
  • Go to a thrift store: you’ll find great vintage fabrics, cool wallpaper, sweaters to cut up; scarves make great bows
  • Recycle an old map
  • Use old brown grocery bags and decorate
  • Wrap in newspaper
  • Decorate your grocery bags & newspaper with Earth Paint prints (leaf prints, cut apple prints, bottle cap prints; the possibilities are endless)
  • Wrap in your child’s drawings or paintings (if you have a million like me)
  • Make leaf rubbings with a crayon on newsprint

Free Giveaways & Discounts

Like Us on Facebookand you’ll recieve monthly Free Earth Paint Giveaways, Limited time Discounts, Eco Oil Painting Tips, Natural Craft Activities, and more.

Have you tried Pinterest yet?

If not, beware! It’s addictive but also a great way to organize your ideas and projects and create vision boards to bring what you desire into your life. By Following Earth Paint and Leah’s Earth Art, you’ll have access to all of my “pins” including Natural Home Ideas, Natural Wellness Recipes,  Recycled Crafts for Kids, Nature Art Projects, DIY projects, Gardening Tips, Green Living Tips, Eco Art and more.

Art Marketing Teleconference on Dec. 11th

Mark your calendars for an upcoming teleconference that I’ll be giving on how to “Land a Magazine Feature by writing about your art or product”. This will be hosted by Alyson Stanfield, the author of “I’d Rather Be in the Studio” and the popular “Art Biz Coach”. Contact Me for more info on how to listen in.

Earth Paintings on Eco First Art is a new one-of-kind website that sells only eco-friendly art, hand made gifts, furniture, artistic clothing and more. All of the materials used in the art and other items are either natural, recycled, reclaimed or earth-friendly. My abstract, natural earth paintings are now featured on the site as well as the Earth Paint Kits. Check out this great site.

New Paint Kits for International Customers

We’ve created a more streamlined Earth Oil Paint Kit & Children’s Earth Paint Kit for International Customers. The kits are discounted and have 1/2 price shipping! Click HERE for more info and to order.


Our individual children’s and oil paint packets make great stocking stuffers! Each packet makes 16 oz. paint.
BUY 3 Colors and receive a FREE Earth Paint Booklet (with nature based art projects, ancient history of Earth Paint, Eco Oil Painting Tips and more).
Offer Expires Dec. 31st
Visit Us at
www.NaturalEarthPaint.comfor Eco-friendly and USA Made Holiday Gifts
Have a Beautiful Winter Season
Much Love,
Leah and Family

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