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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Good Nature Publishing's natural history art Bestsellers in September 2011

Good Nature Notes for Sept 28 2011 1. Good news! Good Nature's Bumble Bee fine art by Dugald Stermer is free if you order now while supplies last. Just pay for shipping and we'll get the last of the first edition out the door to you. Please share this link with friends of pollinators Great gift! 2. Good Nature's Top 5 Poster Field Guides 1. Rain Garden Good Nature's bestselling poster field guide to growing your own rain garden. Join the clean water low impact living r/evolution. Buy today, and use to teach and inspire brothers and sisters in urban and suburban cities to keep rain water in the ground where it belongs and not running downstream. 2. Pacific Salmon of North America in part thanks to a fundraiser for Save Our Wild Salmon in September thanks to Joe Sarmiento SoCal Salty for setting it up! Artwork by award winning artist Dugald Stermer 3. Native Wildflowers 28 natives from across the country. Beautifully illustrated by award winning artist John C. Pitcher 4. NW Native Conifers All time bestseller. Who could imagine developing a small business started with beautiful art of all 32 native pine trees in the Northwest? Illustrations by friend and landscape architect Mike Lee 5. California Oak Woodland Community by Suzanne Duranceau a stunning artist who worked on this fine oil painting of 22 native flora and fauna for almost a year. Worth the wait. Those are our bestsellers in September. Check out Good Nature's fine art poster field guides and take advantage of Good Nature's Buy 2 get 2 free offer! I guarantee your satisfaction! Treemendously, Timothy Colman, publisher

Friday, August 26, 2011

New York City & East Coast SHell Shocked by Big Storm: Will Oil Companies Pay For the Damages or You and Me?

Hurricane Irene is going to hit NYC and the East Coast starting tomorrow. President Obama declared a state of emergency before the storm hits. The East Coast is going to be SHELL shocked. Are the oil companies paying attention? You betcha. There is no direct evidence yet that this storm was caused by oil companies Shell, Exxon Mobil and other companies that make their profit by selling oil and gas, then dumping their waste stream into the atmosphere at no charge. But any lawyer will tell you that it is the circumstantial evidence that is most compelling. And there is plenty of circumstantial evidence linking the storm we are witnessing this week with the oil industry’s exhaust pipes. The folks who work for a living have seen enough to put the dots together on the cause and effect of these big storms. These storms never used to be this bad. And you know what? It seems to me they are getting worse every year. Hurricanes blow in from the ocean every year. But what the oil and gas industry doesn’t want us to talk about is how their pollution mixes in the atmosphere to heat everything up, making hurricanes more powerful and more damaging than ever before. SHELL, EXXON MOBIL, TEXACO, CHEVRON all sell you and me products that they know are killing us. They can see the evidence just like we can that the fuels they are selling us are heating everything to kingdom come. They don’t want us to make connections, to link bad weather with longer term climate crisis. They are busy distracting us with Climate Impacts for the Complete Idiot and other stories cranked out by the public affairs firms they hire to distract us. As if we are all idiots. Why? Because even though these executives have children and grandchildren who they care deeply about, they care more about the quarterly profits, and will let someone else worry about the future. You think they are playing with the same rule book you and I play with, where you try not to kill off the only planet your species has ever known. But they are not thinking that far ahead. They are not paid to think that far ahead. I say we send them the bill for this latest explosion of nature’s fury. Like I said, they didn’t create the hurricane. Only God and Nature can do that. But we are watching New York City get SHELL shocked because these gas companies have put the pedal to the metal on a bad storm and made it much much worse. The problem is a serious one we can solve. We have to invest a lot right now in solar, wind and hydro. We have to make the oil companies pay a fee for polluting our air with CO2. That fee goes to pay for alternative energy that we build and grow here in the US. And that will take some of the bad heat building up and cool off these hurricanes. It will also power our computers, cars, lights, and heat our homes with clean, low cost, reliable energy. But this weekend, it is likely we’re going to get a bill for tens of billions of dollars in damages. Should we keep letting Shell, Exxon Mobil, Texaco and the other oil companies collect billions in profits and pass the effects of their pollution onto us? How is that fair?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hedgerows story by Jennifer Jewell- Read on!

Hedgerows in California story

NW Hedgerows  poster on sale! Buy 1 get 1 FREE

Reverence by Julie Cadwallader-Staub

By Julie Cadwallader-Staub
The air vibrated
with the sound of cicadas
on those hot Missouri nights after sundown
when the grown-ups gathered on the wide back lawn,
sank into their slung-back canvas chairs
tall glasses of iced tea beading in the heat
and we sisters chased fireflies
reaching for them in the dark
admiring their compact black bodies
their orange stripes and seeking antennas
as they crawled to our fingertips
and clicked open into the night air.
In all the days and years that have followed,
I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced
that same utter certainty of the goodness of life
that was as palpable
as the sound of the cicadas on those nights:
my sisters running around with me in the dark,
the murmur of the grown-ups’ voices,
the way reverence mixes with amazement
to see such a small body
emit so much light.

See Julie's poems here at her website, including info on how to order her books.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rain Garden poster reprint in July $2.99 ea per 100

7/14/2011:  Beautiful educational SALE on bestselling Rain Gardens poster reprint. 

$14.99/$25 lam
30+ for $5 ea
Get 100+ for $2.99 ea

500+ for $2.50 ea

Over 60% sold to conservation districts, master gardeners, storm water agencies, and fans of rain gardens.

Call Tim Colman @ 206 271 3490 or email me for more info.

Hurry!  Offer will sell out.  Last printing of 2011.  Order by July 28, 2011

This is our bestseller!  Over 22,000 in print.

New printed with educational material on pdf.

You can customize this art with your logo and link with a minimum order of 500 or more. 

Satisfaction guaranteed.

best fishes,

Timothy Colman

Monday, June 27, 2011

Healthy food posters idea with Mark Bittman

I want to make a series of healthy eating posters that are inspirational and beautiul, too.

I like the idea of stretching out, so I am going to ask Mark Bittman to help me. 

Bittman is my favorite food writer today. And this combination-- Good Nature's art and Mark's brand will do a lot of good teaching and inspiring people to change their food habits for the better and for good.

Wish me luck.  I wrote him today to see if we could work together.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Nature Publishing Business For Sale

Good news!  Green art and educational publishing business for sale.

See Good Nature Publishing For Sale

Small business in Seattle for sale.  Do you have experience publishing?

Want to run a great little business?

Over 30 titles and 500 flora and fauna painted.

Serious inquiries only please.  Call 206 271 3490 or email.

best wishes,


Friday, December 31, 2010

Complete Plant List/ Good Nature's Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Wildflower poster sale today

Good News from Kew Botanic Gardens and an international effort by botanists to name all the plants known to us.  Flora fans celebrate!  I thought you'd enjoy a painting of one of our biggest flora on Earth!

See Good Nature for more than 500 illustrated flora and fauna painted by award winning realist artists.  Buy 1 Get 1 FREE today

See Good Nature's Giant Sequoia art for sale here


Timothy Colman, publisher

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All Good Things Must End Sale Buy 1 Good Nature Publishing native flora poster, get 1 FREE

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

We're just past Solstice, Christmas, and welcoming the New Year here in Seattle.

My wife and I have been talking on and off about future directions in this short life together -- and have decided to close up Good Nature Publishing in 2011, and move onto other things.*

And to celebrate, we're having a Buy 1 poster get 1 FREE sale-- our best ever way to share our love of flora and fauna art Good Nature has designed and published the past 15 years.

Please share our link with friends and family. (Supplies are limited to posters in stock. I am selling licenses to the art for educational purposes.)

See Good Nature Publishing website and go to west or east depending on where the heck you are living or want to send some love.

Thanks! Get the bestselling Native Wildflowers, Evergreen tree posters: NW Native Conifers, Native Conifers of Eastern US, The Old Growth Forest poster, and our beautiful new art, too.

best fishes and wishes to you in the new year,

Timothy Colman
Good Nature Publishing

* Other things for me means more work on my writing life, getting a chance to stretch out and work in a bigger team of people involved in social justice, green education. We'll see. I have a children's story I have been working on, and a book on "Slow Water" that I want to write -- to tell the stories of all my friends building rain gardens, swales, planting cisterns and slowing water down so it seeps into the ground instead of getting flushed into the Sound.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friends of Parks Limited Time Offer Buy 10 get 10 FREE

"Inspired, beautiful art!" Val Easton, Plant Talk
"Horticultural fine art!" Sunset Magazine

Good Nature Publishing is having a volunteer appreciation sale. Decorate your park, your watershed council walls, give gifts to key people with beautiful educational art. Perfect end of year gift for green non profits.

Here is the scoop of the week: Order any 10 posters for $9.99 ea. Doesn't matter if they are $19.99 or $25-- they are all $9.99 if you order 10-- mix titles is fine.

And then you get 10 FREE wildflower posters with your order of 10 or more posters. That's $200+ FREE posters. But hurry. Supplies are limited. First come first serve.

See details @ Good Nature's Co-ho-ho Restoration Volunteer Appreciation sale

And thanks for buying green this winter. Give art that teaches and inspires restoration and renewal this holiday season. Order yours today!

Best fishes,

Timothy Colman
Good Nature
800 631 3086

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Live in the masses and sell to the classes

Dear Small Business Fairy,

Why do I hate December sales pressure?  It is such a short month.

I get up and enjoy my work-- there is enough creative stuff going on with writing and working with great artists to make me happy.

But holiday sales seem to bring out the best of times and the worst of times. 

I get no orders while big stores are shipping everything free.

And then I get a lot of orders ten days before Christmas and even one or two people who want me to overnight Good Nature's art. 

The other part of December that is odd-- it is a short month.  Most of my sales online are over by December 18th. 

Is this normal to think this way?


Holly Daize

Dear Small Business Dudess,

Perfectly normal to feel that way.  Amazon, Wal Mart and the Dollar Store have you in their sites and they are going to take you down.

But that isn't a bad thing. Why? A lesson can be learned while you are waiting for the television crews to come and find your home made free range spicy ketchup product. 

A friend of mine put it this way:  You can sell to the classes and live in the masses, or sell to the masses and live in the classes.

Good luck.  I think most small businesses have the same gut check you do.  You have great company!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teach clean water practices to kids-- Low Impact Development Buy 1 get 1 free

Sale this week-- order 100 Love Your Stream posters for teaching kids around Puget Sound 8 clean water practices, Get 100 Low Impact Living posters FREE. 

Offer good while supplies last.  Order today by email or call Good Nature Publishing @ 800 631 3086