I didn't know there was a plastic- free July when I decided to set out on a plastic-free June. I just knew that World Oceans Day and my birthday were in June and I wanted to make a bigger difference this year. I am going to participate in both, and needed some direction!
The more I researched, the more I realized that I didn't want to reinvent the wheel with this blog post. There are so many great ones out there, and I'd rather just make a jumping off point to those, and all the useful products that I've found. I am just trying to figure out how to go plastic-free for a month, or two, or more, to the best of my ability. I know it is going to look different for each person, but the categories will be pretty much the same. I decided it's easiest just to give you a set of links, so that when you're ready to find alternatives in one area, you have someplace to go for reference.
Remember that going plastic or waste free is about reducing, so don't think that you need to buy a bunch of stuff to do this. For example, I will not throw away my shampoo before it's all gone, even though it might not be gone this month. I will, however, choose something from my new list of resources when it has run out, to avoid plastic consumption for the next shampoo purchase.
Swordfish Snacking was a challenging and rewarding painting for me. I grew up on the ocean, mostly surfing and snorkeling, and even though I had fished several times, I wouldn't have considered myself someone who fished. After we bought our own boat 2 years ago, now with two young boys who we wanted to share the ocean with, my husband and I took up fishing. Diving would have been too much time in the same place, while waiting for mommy or daddy to come back up, and though I can't wait to eventually surf with them, they're really not quite ready for that.
So, the last two years have been youtubing, learning from friends, watching Local Knowledge, and experiencing it for ourselves as often as possible. Many people have commented on the change in subject with my artwork to more fishing related material, but like most artists, I paint what is going on in my life- and right now that is fishing! (The bird phase seemed to happen because I was so big and pregnant, mostly driving for friends while they dove, or just planting myself in a bean bag on the boat watching birds).
Hi, everyone! If you don't already know me, I'm Carly, a marine life artist, wife, and mom of two, traveling the state of Florida to share my work in Art Festivals and Exhibitions (learn more in my bio). I figured after a few years of exploring this gorgeous state, it's time to start sharing some of our favorite travel destinations and tips for things to do. With two active boys, we are always looking for fun!
I am so proud to be featured in 154 units at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The artwork was chosen to help create a tropical modern meets old Florida vibes. It even includes a retro, sea foam colored mini fridge for their guests' enjoyment and convenience.
Carly Mejeur is a floridian artist, inspired by her ocean hobbies and travels. This Blog is for news, events, and just for fun. Click here for the artist's Bio.