CarteTerraDesigns

Art for people and the planet

Durham, North Carolina | 34 Sales

CarteTerraDesigns

Art for people and the planet

Durham, North Carolina 34 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (7)

Announcement   Original fine art notecards and collages designed to connect people with each other and with nature while minimizing our environmental impact.

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2018

Original fine art notecards and collages designed to connect people with each other and with nature while minimizing our environmental impact.

Joanne

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I am an artist with a passion for the planet!

My name is Joanne and I am an artist and environmentalist who strives to live and work in a way that minimizes my impact on the health of the planet. I also love to send and receive snail mail! I transform post-consumer materials, specifically paper and paint, to create original fine art. I design vibrant, colorful collages for blank notecards that are perfect for writing personal notes to loved ones while giving a gift of original art at the same time. My collages are inspired by natural places that I visit as well as my garden, neighborhood and city. I also create larger, framed collages that are ready to hang. I upcycle frames that I find in thrift stores, sometimes I repaint them or distress them. Sometimes they are already in great shape.

I am a former middle school art teacher and I recently left teaching to pursue my own art. My time as a teacher taught me the importance of knowing the source of the art supplies I brought into my classroom. My students made amazing art from mostly post-consumer material and they also learned how to think carefully about how their choices of art materials can make a difference to the planet.

Art supplies are a drain on our natural resources as much as any other consumer good. I am so fortunate to live in Durham, NC- home of The Scrap Exchange- a creative use warehouse that has been a leader in the Southeast in connecting creativity and environmentalism. I am able to source almost all of my materials from the Scrap Exchange- paper, paint, shipping materials, adhesives, frames. It allows me to create work while at the same time diverting perfectly good materials from the waste stream.

I love collage and paper crafts. It is such a joyful experience for me to create colorful, fine art that people can use to connect in a real time, slow-living way. Electronic mail is fine but snail mail that arrives in the mailbox full of beautiful art really creates meaning and connection.

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    Artist, environmentalist,educator,gardener who tries to do her part to make the world a healthier, more just and equitable place. Focusing on colorful collages using post consumer and eco-friendly materials

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