Sunday, April 14, 2013

eight days and counting

as the Writes blog enters the last week 
of our Earth Day celebration...

...I'm happy to share space with educators, librarians, students, and any readers who would like to stop by and comment on their Earth Day doings. It'd be great to hear what's going on with curriculums, classrooms, and reading lists, as well as any work being done in school (or community). Planting gardens, trees, recycling, water conservation, learning about the inner workings of our planet and how to operate in synergy with nature...please share anything and everything you do, have done, or plan on for the future. Sharing is welcomed for all grade levels, preschool to high school.

As thanks for your participation, anyone who submits a comment between now and Earth Day (April 22, 2013 midnight) will be entered to win a wildflower gift pack (see below) or one of four signed copies of wildflowersAlso please note that a separate Goodreads Giveaway runs through Earth Day, and free Kindle downloads of wildflowers will be available on April 22.

wildflower gift pack includes:
1 signed copy of wildflowers
1 12x12 original painting, 
recycled mixed media on canvas
1 travel-size orange moleskin journal,
1 hand-crafted bookmark

blog giveaway winners will be drawn on 4.23

**please note**
wildflowers is rated PG-13

If you wish to participant and you're under the age of 18, please get your parents permission.  Kids and teens should only use first names or initials when commenting, and if one of these participants win a drawing, alternate gifts will be awarded.  Winners under the age of 13 will receive the middle grade novel, Here Where the Sunbeams are Green by Helen Phillips and for those under the age of 8, the picture book All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon will be gifted.  Please indicate your age when commenting to receive the appropriate prize.

in other news... 
an Earth Day art sale

Thank you to Homeology, a eco-focused home interiors boutique, for helping with the Earth Day celebration by discounting all R McCormack original art.  With discounts of 20-40%, there's a piece for any budget.  Click on links below to view a few examples of the works for sale.

Currently at 40% off:

30% off:

And at 20% the newest collection Wildflowers and Cityscapes:


  1. A small thing that I do: I have a plant outside that I always forgot to water and it almost died. But, I also have a spot below my eaves where the condensation from my A/C unit drips off. So I parked my half-dead plant under the drip and Voila! Automatic plant watering, and no waste of a source of water.
    Happy Earth Month!

  2. Heidi, Thanks for stopping by to share your (very) resourceful plant watering tip. I love it, and am now wondering, could I plant something near my A/C drip line just to make use of the water? And by the by, every little thing counts, and I'm glad you shared yours.