World Water Day – Weaving through the River.
Today, March 22, is World Water Day.
World Water Day is about focusing attention on the importance of water.
The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. It is about looking for ways we can reduce floods, droughts and water pollution by using the solutions we already find in nature.
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 21 billion people live without safe drinking water at home, affecting their health, education, and livelihoods.
The next time you brush your teeth and let the water run down the drain or fill a glass of water to drink and pour half of it down the drain or take a 20-minute shower, think about what a privilege it is to have a dependable source of fresh water and how many in this world do not.
Wherever you are and whatever you do today, make a point to consider nature and water.
This original mixed media art I created is being dedicated to World Water Day. It was done using ink-dyed tissue paper and drops of ink on Arches 140lb watercolor paper. I added torn pieces of some old sheet music for “Weary River” sealed down with gesso. I purposely tore the title words to form the word “Weaver.” It makes me think about how water and art and music weave through our lives and make an impact.
I’ve named this piece, “Weaving through the River.”
Cheers & Hugs,