"I Love Carrots"
Monica is interested in using her images to create functional art that is both environmentally and socially responsible.
It is Monica’s belief that a focus on “local” builds resilience and strengthens community and reduces environmental impact. Therefore Monica’s cards are created and printed with solar power close to home. The newest offering is functional art in the form of Eco Friendly Kitchen towels that are printed in the Mid-West onto 100% cotton fabric. The re-usable function of flour sack towels was realized during the depression. Today more than ever it makes sense to put away the paper towels and put this absorbent fabric back to work!
ABOUT THE ARTIST...
Monica has a B. A. in Art Studio and is also a certified Botanical Illustrator. Monica works in her home studio in rural Wisconsin, all of her artwork is original from her own observations and imagination. She finds inspiration every day all around her! Colored Pencil is her favorite medium and is often combined with watercolor, graphite or Pen & Ink.
ABOUT HER CARDS:
Monica has worked to create a blank note card that is both environmentally and socially responsible. Should you choose to make a purchase you can feel great knowing that your purchase supports both social awareness and the earth! A portion of the income from sales is donated to charity.
SOLAR PRINTING: Solar energy generated in La Farge, WI (Jack Hill Photography) powers the scanner and printer that prints Monica’s artwork onto high quality paper. She hand cuts and packages each card herself.
THE ENVELOPES are made in Neenah, WI and are comprised of recycled paper, powered by 100% green electricity.
THE WRAPPER is not plastic, it is called a Bio Bag and it is compostable.
FLOUR SACK TOWELS
The newest offering is functional art in the form of Eco Friendly kitchen towels! The images are carefully designed to reflect a healthy lifestyle of gardening and healthful home cooking! Printed in the USA onto 100% cotton, these towels should be washed in cold water, dry on low or better yet… line dry! The re-usable function of flour sack towels was realized during the depression. Today more than ever it makes sense to put away the paper towels and put this absorbent fabric back to work!
BOOK: A RURAL ALPHABET
Monica and Joanne Adragna Shird met and became friends through a local art group. Joanne’s poetry truly enriches Monica’s illustrations. The collaboration between Monica and Joanne grew naturally from their kindred hearts and souls.
A RURAL ALPHABET was written and illustrated for kids of ALL ages!