3 Ways to Give the Gift of Green Art

Green wedding and shower gift suggestions from TheGreenArtProject.com

One of my fave parts of GreenBlogCon 2009 was connecting with creative and innovative eco-bloggers from around the country. The brilliant Jane Corrigan, founder of the weekly online magazine TheGreenArtProject.com, teaches people about incorporating recycled and found-object art into our lives. <!–more–>  Her work doesn’t just inspire people to make greener choices; it also helps support the careers of emerging eco-conscious artists. Jane was kind enough to share three of her best wedding and bridal shower gift ideas with RecycledBride:

1. A custom collage by Denise Fiedler of Paste.

Louis Chair Collage by Denise Fiedler

Louis Chair Collage by Denise Fiedler

Denise creates original collages from the pages of used, vintage books found at the Alameda flea market and the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. She can work with any image you provide, including wedding portraits, wedding dress photos, and pics of beloved dogs, family members, vacation spots or architecture. The works are reasonably priced, and many clients order multiples to create a mini collection.

2. A bouquet of flowers made of magazines and newspapers by Torryne Choate.

Recycled flower art by Birch's Torryne Choate

Recycled flower art by Birch’s Torryne Choate

Torryne Choate, the talented owner of Birch floral shop in San Francisco, has received national press coverage for her work on weddings and events. Bring one of her beautifully constructed recycled-paper bouquets to a bridal shower instead of cut flowers. It’s a unique green gift that will last forever — no water required!

3. Have your children (your very own artists-in-residence!) create a portrait of the bride and groom.

Encourage them to use recycled and found materials, like these fantastic pizza box portraits featured on TheGreenArtProject. Jane is an art afficionado with a fabulous collection, and among her favorite pieces is the portrait her niece made of her and her husband on their wedding day. What could be better than a fun family art project that’s eco-friendly and can be turned into a treasured wedding gift?

Thanks to Jane Corrigan and TheGreenArtProject.com for the great gift ideas! Stay tuned for more of the great green tips, tricks and products I discovered at GreenBlogCon 2009.

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