A while ago I posted about the Relief Society birthday celebration I helped put on, and I had some wonderful responses to the watercolor Earth I used. So today I’m sharing four versions–a simple plain version and three with quotes to suit different tastes. I never get tired of the fresh colors and the way the oceans seem to be moving.
The watercolor Earth was such a fun painting. I sat at our dining room table while my girls had their watercolors out and together we worked on our projects. I noticed that for several days afterward, Saige was drawing and painting Earth too. It was fun to see her observe my painting and then emulate what I was doing.
I love the simplicity and how well-suited the earth is for watercolors. It’s just a natural fit for the medium. It’s far from perfect, but I’m pleased with how it turned out.Click here for the Earth watercolor
The first quote I thought of is a scripture, and I had to offer it as a printable. But since not everyone is religious, I wanted to make another version. And can I tell you that there are SO MANY great quotes about earth or the world? It was really hard to narrow it down to only three. So to start with:
Click here for the God So Loved the World watercolor
And for all you travel bugs, this Tolkien quote is for you:
Click here for the Not All Who Wander watercolor
and when you want to think about a hopeful and peaceful world, you can sing along with these song lyrics (in a growly Louis Armstrong impersonation of course).Click here for the Wonderful World watercolor
I hope you enjoy them–I’ve loved having my watercolor earth framed and sitting with a couple of globes around the house.
These are really pretty and I love the subtle colors you get with watercolors. Thanks for sharing. Pinning.
Thank you so much, Erlene, for your sweet comment and for pinning!
this is beautiful!
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Hi, Lisa! I really love these watercolor earths, as you said the softness of the watercolor really brings out what earth stands for. I was hoping to ask if I could borrow this picture to make part of our charity’s Facebook logo. We’re a small student charity, called CIS Friends of UNRWA. We support and raise funds and awareness for UNRWA’s annual emergency appeals, aiming to provide assistance, protection, and advocacy for Palestine refugees. Let me know what you think. Thanks! -Angelina
HI Angelina, these watercolors are for personal use only. I don’t feel comfortable with you using it on Facebook. Thank you so much for the compliment and for asking though–I really appreciate it!
I love this watercolor and it will look perfect in my travel theme history classroom but it never sent me the download instructions 🙁
I am not very technologically savvy but wish I could download your map.
Hey Lisa! Thanks for sharing your art. You’re really talented!
I’m thinking about printing this image to use in my bedroom, but I have a blog and I’m sure people will ask where I got this pic from. Could I put your link on my post? Thanks! ♥
I was trying to download the free printable, but no luck. Is it possible for you to send me a pdf? I love the watercolors!
It doesn’t seem like the download of the globes for watercolor is working? I’d love to do this with my granddaughter. Feel free to email me if you like. Thank you so much!
I love your watercolors. Thank you for sharing your talent. I’d love to download the “what a wonderful world” one. However the download is not working. Could you send me a pdf or another link? Thanks…