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Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

Love, Nature & Art from Natural Earth Paint

~~~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR! ~~~

Natural Earth Flag Kit

Hang L.O.V.E. in your home with the Earth Flags Craft Kit.

Hemp flags and rope, bamboo paint brush, creamy Earth Paint and biodegradable mixing cups. ORDER HERE

~Show your LOVE with a gift of creativity!~

Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy!

Send your love on the trip of a lifetime, to a magical little village in Northern Italy. They will participate in a Natural Painting and Fresco Workshop, lead by the founder of NEP, Leah Fanning and Alma Ortolan. Enjoy the scenic views in the foothills of Dolomites, stay in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti, and indulge in delicious home-cooked Italian meals. Sept. 2019

Click here for more details about our amazing trip to Italy.

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Natural Earth Paints - Eco-Friendly Artist

Mica Moon Reflections, by Laura Zepeda

Natural Earth Paints Eco Friendly Artist, Interview with Laura Zepeda; New products from Natural Earth Paints; Watch artist Jenay Elder mix non-toxic oil paints using pure earth pigments, walnut oil and Eco-Solve.

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July First Friday Event

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July First Friday Event at Ashland Art Center – JULY First Friday FREE Community Art Event, July 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ashland, Oregon

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News from Leah Mebane and Natural Earth Paints

Earth Paint - Leah Fanning Mebane

Earth Paint – Leah Fanning Mebane

Dear friends,

I have some super exciting news about my business, Natural Earth Paints! You probably remember 3 years ago when I started this business in my garage with just 2 natural paint kits. We’ve been slowly and steadily growing and have now filled 2 bedrooms, an outdoor workshop and our kitchen and have now created 15 products. We have lots of exciting things happening next year: our first trade shows, new international distributors wanting to take us on and six new eco-friendly art supplies in development! But we’ve reached a kind-of bottle-neck where we don’t have an inch of space left to grow in my home and also not enough income to rent a warehouse or hire employees or develop new products. It’s so hard to ask for help sometimes but I’m so excited about the upcoming possibilities for Natural

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eARTh Day News from Leah Mebane!

Earth Day Painted Hands

eARTh day 2013 news from Leah Mebane

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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.

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VIDEO: Artist Leah Fanning Mebane

Leah Fanning Mebane Painting

A video introduction to artist Leah Fanning Mebane and her abstract paintings.

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Earth Art & Paint Summer Newsletter

Earth Art & Paint Summer Newsletter Children’s Earth Paint, not just for children! After teaching nature-inspired art classes over the past Summer, I’ve discovered that adults are having just as much fun with the water soluble Earth Paints as children! From making leaf print stationary and painting flower pots to decorating wooden frames and large garden rocks, the fun can be enjoyed by all ages.

Summer Art Project: Sea Shell Collages Have you ever wondered what you’ll do with that bag of shells that you’ve been collecting at beaches for years? Here ya go… 1. Paint shells with Earth Paints 2. Glue to a scrap piece of wood or stiff board in pretty patterns or in shape of animals, flowers, people, etc. * Toddler Option: Instead of gluing them down, let your toddler sort, arrange, and put them in different containers. My 2 ½ year old was occupied

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Earth Art Day with Leah Fanning Mebane

Earth Paints & Nature Art Class with Leah Mebane

We will celebrate Earth Day with an all natural earth art class. We will learn to make our own earth paints from natural clay and paint smooth river stones and drift wood for your home or garden. We’ll make eco stationary with leaf, veggie & flower prints and Native American paint brushes with plant stalks. If time allows we’ll also learn how to make earth pastels and natural egg tempera paint.

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