The new online storefront is up and the website for ArtPlantae Books will soon go offline. When you visit the new store, you’ll notice the store is considerably smaller than it was and this is because it’s sole function is to complement special event activities and programming at outdoor venues and here at ArtPlantae Today. The extra services like wishlists, event planning and the large searchable database have been removed. To search for titles about plants, nature, education and related topics, please visit ArtPlantae Books on Kobo.
According to what you told me in the Reader Survey, the majority of you are on Facebook. In light of this, one of the locations where the new streamlined store has been set up is Facebook. If you are not on Facebook, do not worry. The same store is available outside of the Facebook platform on a separate website.
The storefronts are identical in every way, so it doesn’t matter where you visit the store, because it will look and function the same way. If one store is updated, the other store receives the same update automatically.
For your convenience, here are links to update your bookmarks to the new online storefront:
Please make note of a new resource tab at the top of the page. This new tab titled, Resources at ArtPlantae, will take you to a page directing you to resources available through this site.
One more thing…
I have years’ worth of book/resource links to update on this site and this task is going to take a while. So if you come across a link that takes you to the previous store’s website, please know that I am redirecting links as quickly as I can. Thank you.
Botanical Drawing: A Winter Garden – Thursdays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 2011 (6 weeks); 2 – 5 PM. Draw and paint coastal cool-season plants working from live specimens of camellias, day lilies, winter jasmine and the many heirloom vegetable plants that thrive in Alabama’s cold months. Use traditional scientific drawing techniques to create realistic botanicals in pencil, ink, colored pencil and gouache. No experience necessary, all art supplies provided. Cost: $140. Payment may be made by check or credit card, and must be received to hold a place in class. For information, email Val Webb.
Sketching Birds of the Gulf Coast – Saturday, January 22, 2011; 9 AM – 4 PM. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Spanish Fort, AL. Learn to make fast, accurate sketches of coastal bird species in graphite and colored pencil. Practice traditional scientific illustration techniques in a relaxed, encouraging setting. No previous art experience necessary… you’ll be amazed by what you can create! All supplies and instructional materials are provided by the instructor and are included in the cost. Coffee, assorted juices and fresh muffins will be provided during the morning. Pack your lunch, and we’ll take our midday break on the deck overlooking the beautiful Mobile delta. Cost: $45. Class size is limited and this workshop usually fills up quickly. Payment must be received to reserve your spot. Payment may be made by check or credit card, and must be received to hold a place in class. For information, email Val Webb.
If you haven’t stopped by the Facebook page, you’re missing out on some good information. You’ll also miss out on engaging conversation too, if you don’t swing by every once in a while or, better yet, become a Fan. There aren’t any chatty teenagers reading our page. Instead, there are very nice adults who would enjoy conversation with fellow botanical artists and nature journaling enthusiasts. To fill you in on what has been going on, here are some recent highlights:
Information about a course dedicated to time management for artists.
An article and slideshow about two botanical art exhibits in Arizona.
An exhibition by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
Information about 18th-century artist and embroiderer, Mary Delany.
Adapted from Pierre-Joseph Redouté's Les Roses and James Sowerby's English Botany. Edited by Fiorella Congedo. Book contains images of roses on a DVD to be used by readers at their discretion.
Find a trail for hiking, walking, cycling or inline skating. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and its volunteers work to convert unused railroads into trails for healthful outdoor activities.
Search their national TrailLink database to locate a trail near you.