I was wandering around in Lumsden, Saskatchewan the other day, a beautiful community in the Qu'Appelle Valley. Such a pretty little town, old houses, big trees and the little river running through.
I enjoy snooping into all the quaint shops and found the Acorn, eco-boutique. If you are interested you can see them here. http://www.acornecoboutique.ca/
or on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acorn-eco-boutique-Online/155657141116144
Since I am always look for books that I can use as journals or play around with my art in, I was thrilled to find something that I have never seen before at the Acorn.
It's a little scratch pad made from recycled Moose Poo!
POOPOOPAPER™ products are natural, recycled and odorless (!) paper products made from poop from a variety of different fiber-eating vegetarian animals such as elephants, cows, horses, moose, pandas, and donkeys. That right! Go figure!
Here’s the scoop: these fiber-eating animals eat lots of grass and vegetation everyday and they poop almost as much. Since the digestive systems of these specific animals don’t really break down the vegetation all that well, their poop has plenty of fiber even after their meal is consumed. Knowing that fibers are the base material used in making pulp for paper production (albeit tree fibers typically), we figured there was a high probability that making pulp and quality paper from poop was not only achievable but that the case for poop as an alternative fiber source to tree-based pulp was a compelling one!
Ok, I was compelled and had to try it as an Art Journal. I love it!
Do you want to see some of the little, the book is only 4 x 4 inches, sketches I have done so far?
I see many amazing stamp patterns but I like to try to draw them myself. These are my version of some cute little monster stamps I saw in the internet.
Notice how much bleeding there is on the back of the page. I think I have to do something with all that beautiful color. Maybe I will work my way back through all the back sides of the pages once I reach the end of the book!
Have you seen Cindy Angiel's FREE e-book? She has lots of ideas so check her out when you get a chance. That is where I learned to draw these 2 little birds.
You will find her on her website http://rainbowelephant.com/
Well if you made it all the way down here to the end of this blog post then you are in for a little treat.
When my blog post hits reach 5000, and we are almost there, I am going to give away an Elephant Poo Paper journal. Stay tuned!