Wildly Original #231 link party

Hello, Friends!

We're back with the link party.

Hope your Summer is going swell!

Grasshopper Explosion Clip Art by I Gotta Create!

Just letting you know about some
new clip art at my Etsy shop.

Grab your Grasshopper Explosion Clip Art HERE!

Now, show us what you've been up to:

Thank you for partying at 
I Gotta Create!

Happy Earth Day

Just a quick greeting
to the Mother
that sustains us all!

May you enjoy her beauty
and bounty today.

Follow my celebration of nature:
100 Days of Things That Fly
project on Instagram

Rubber stamps used: 
Paper Inspirations “World Map,” 
Tin Can Mail (face), 
Inkadinkado (small wings)

100 Days Project

Are any of you taking part
in the 100 Days Project?

It's simple.
Choose an action and stick with it
for 100 days.

Ok, that's not always so simple as it sounds!

I invite you to pull up a chair and 
cheer me on. I can use the support!
Watch my 100 Days project over on Instagram.
100 Days of Things that Fly | art by I Gotta Create

I will be making some kind of art
related to that theme
every. single. day.

In this example, I created monarchs, 
the caterpillar and the milkweed that 
Monarchs feed on.  I drew a chair, 
made a pattern from the monarchs and milkweed, and put it on the chair.

I will not be able to be this
fancy every single day.
But I will strive to post something
related to my theme every day.

The idea is to
"do it for the process."
Show up every day and see what you learn.
Some days might not be perfect,
but do what you can.

So, pull up a chair and come
help me do this thing with your support and encouragement!

And if you're doing your own 100 Days Project, please let me know!

Wildly Original #222 Link Party

Aaannnnd we're back!

It's party time for
all you wildly creative peeps!

I took a bit of a break
only to come back salivating
at this treat left at the last link party:

Peanut Butter Popcorn by 3 Boys and a Dog

And here are a couple of crafts, too:

World Wildlife Day

Tiger painted in gouache by Christina at I Gotta Create | Support wildlife conservation

This year I will be posting
about things I believe in and support.
You and I--we create more than arts and crafts...
we create the world
we live in.

It is astonishing and disconcerting
 to realize that we are living with 
only HALF the population
of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians 
and fish that we had in 1970.

It is important to recognize that this 
actually puts humans at risk as well.

I want to live on a planet populated
by the awesome and glorious diversity
of animals that a power much greater
than us saw fit to create!
So, I painted this tiger in gouache
to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

Human consumption of animals--
whether killing for food or trophy--
and destruction of forests are the
biggest reasons for the alarming declines
in animal populations around the globe.

BUT...we can make a difference!
The wild tiger population increased
last year for the first time in conservation 
history due to the efforts of 
governments, communities, and NGO's.

We have power and we can use it for good.

Our awareness and financial support of these
efforts, reduction in eating meat,
reduced energy consumption, and
boycotting any exotic animal products
can help turn around this unsustainable
trend of destruction.

Find out more at the World Wildlife Fund.

and by the way...

The Wildly Original Link party
will start up again this week after
an extended holiday break!

Happy 2017!

Although we're on break
here at I Gotta Create
for the holidays,

We just want to wish you
a Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your
visits and support in 2016.