It’s Earth Day today! To celebrate, here’s a quick little doodlewash of a flower. Earth Day is a movement that began in 1970 to inspire and ignite passion for this beautiful globe we all call home. Regardless of what some mindless politicians may spout in order to stir up mindless people, the Earth’s climate is actually changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events, like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures, are already taking place. This is simply fact. And like so many problems on the planet, humans are to blame. But the good news is, humans can also make a very real and positive difference.

Every little thing you do or don’t do on this planet can impact it. Sure, there are people who are so green it’s like they’re growing out of the earth like a tree. That’s awesome for them. But what about the rest of us? Aren’t there small things that anyone can do without turning their entire yard into a garden and moving into a tiny home? Yep, little things like replacing your icandescent bulbs with LED, planting a tree in your backyard, skipping meat once a week, riding your bike instead of using your car every now and then, bringing your own reusable mug to work, and pulling up weeds by hand instead of using pesticides all help in benefitting the environment.

Nature is a beautiful thing. Each little leaf or flower is amazing, as many of you who sketch or draw them already know. Today is the day to celebrate our planet and everything it provides to us. Also, apparently Julia Roberts is Mother Nature, so how cool is that? Hope everyone has a fantastic Earth Day today!

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Permanent Pale Green, Ultramarine Blue and Sap Green. Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Opera Rose. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

38 replies on “Earth Day

  1. Happy Earth Day! Yay for nature and yay for the planet; we’d do well to remember that we are merely guests. Oh, and yay for your flower too – delicate but vivid. I see the Q word busted out again! Magic!

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  2. what a Stunning pairing of Colors Charlie! just gorgeous. 🙂
    Fabulous info on the Earth warming.
    love the tips on Earth day and being greener…. I do let the weeds do their thing, walk when I can, and am a gestapo freak with electricity!!

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  3. All I have to say is, “Amen, Brother!” Hubby is a climate scientist…you can imagine how much hair pulling and eye-rolling goes on in our household.😉 Thank you for this lovely, impassioned plea to do something proactive!❤

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    1. Thanks Teresa! 💕😃Yeah…I bet there’s a lot of eye-rolling going on. It’s amazing what corporations can get the masses to believe in order to promote their own self-interest and financial gains. Well…not amazing really and the masses tend to believe what they’re told without question most of the time.

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