Cheers to a more sustainable New Year!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized

Eco-creativity… Nature-inspired artists… Record crowds… Gorgeous weather (Those weather gods seem to smile on us every year. Knock on wood!)… New discoveries… Innovation… Blacksmithing… Food trucking… Craft brewing… Tiny Home Designs… Recycled Butterfly sculptures by area schools… WonderKids creating art… Getting outside and active in nature… Plus having your cake and eating it too! What […]

Traveling Photographers visually take you with them – Anna Mazurek

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Photography

THE BLOG INETRVIEWS: Artist Row’s Anna Mazurek, Photography What artist’s career do you follow? I have always been inspired by the work of Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith. A majority of her work is shot on medium format film on a Hasselblad or Holga, which are my two favorite cameras. Her composition is very strong […]

Weird Nature by Amy Swartz

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in 2D Mixed Media, Blog, Uncategorized

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: Artist Row’s Amy Schwartz, 2D Mixed Media What artist’s career do you follow? I follow several artists, namely James Jean, Esao Andrews, Chet Zar, John Dyer Baizley, Chiharu Roach, MissMonster, and many others. What artist have you traded art with over the last year? I’ve done several print trades and even traded […]

Upcycling the past makes for beautiful accessories – Here A Chick, There A Chick

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in +Design, Blog, Jewelry

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: +Design’s Here A Chick, There A Chick How do your designs make the planet more sustainable?  I utilize what I find- from the smallest rusty bits dug out of a basement, to brooches carefully repaired and saved from the trash bin- to make my pieces. It’s such a joy to bring out […]

Painting in all the watercolors of nature – Laurel Browning

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Painting, Uncategorized

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS – Artist Row’s Laurel Browning, Painting What artist’s career do you follow? I love following local artists that I have met at various art shows or that were my ‘neighbors’ at the shows. Artists like Anne Moore, Dana Smith, Brian Bohanan, Michael Mixon and Wellon Bridgers just to name a few. What […]

Eco Three has solutions to lower utilities usage

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog, Eco-Ideas

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: Eco District’s Eco Three – Energy Efficiency Experts What is your favorite national or local eco-friendly news source? For my business, it is Home Energy Magazine. At Eco Three we learn a lot about how to make homes and businesses more efficient and comfortable through their publications. How does your business make the planet […]

Piecing together landscapes – Walt Stricklin

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Artist Spotlight, Blog, Photography, Uncategorized

THE BLOG INTERVIEWS: Artist Row’s Walt Stricklin, Photography What artist’s career do you follow? David Hockney is one of my favorite artist. He is a British painter, photographer and now videographer, whom I have been following since the mid 1980′s. He has changed how I see the world and influenced my art. His photo montage Pear […]

A Susan Shoemaker rabbit is a foot on Moss Rock Festival 2013 Poster

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Blog, Drawing

The 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve has not only provided inspiration for nature driven and eco-friendly festival programming, but it also has served as a satellite venue for festival activities like hiking, geocaching and trail running. For the 8th annual eco-creative festival, the nature preserve is providing a fun storyline for an animated and animal driven […]

Who won?! The jury is in…

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Blog, Nature Cakes, Wreaths | No Comments

Congratulations to Moss Rock Festival’s design competition winners! You continue to surprise and amaze us with your creativity and talent. Nature of Cake Expo & Tasting Presented by Baptist Heath Centers, H Life – Hoover’s Magazine, Shelby Living Jurors Chef Matthew Lagace, Bellini’s Ristorante & Bar Scott Stephens, Montevallo University, Professor of Art and Chair […]

my dream of wanting to design textiles

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Eco District Exhibitors 2012, Eco-Ideas | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ECO SPOTLIGHT BLOG SERIES Cotton & Quill Why is running an environmentally conscious business important to you? To me, running a business and offering a product that is 100% American made while keeping suppliers/manufacturers local is one of the best things a business can do for this country during this tough economic […]

responsible stewardship of our natural resources

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Eco District Exhibitors 2012, Eco-Ideas

Moss Rock Festival ECO SPOTLIGHT BLOG SERIES Energize Alabama, Site 221 Why is running an environmentally conscious business important to you? Energize Alabama is a grassroots effort (read – unfunded) to build a constituency for energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs in Alabama. We’ve got to start demanding that our political leadership get with the wave of […]

Cole-Tyson Land & Garden Design

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Blog, Eco District Exhibitors 2012, Eco-Ideas | No Comments

Moss Rock Festival ECO SPOTLIGHT SERIES Cole-Tyson Land & Garden Design Why is running an environmentally conscious business important to you? When you look around and expect that this is a common cultural priority, we are unfortunately forced to realize that only a very small percentage of businesses craft business plans that consider the Natural […]