Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Climate Impacts on NW Forests: John C. Pitcher- A genius artist at work

My friend and fine artist John C Pitcher has an incredible talent for making a concept like Climate Impacts on NW Forests so beautiful, one forgets the subject matter.

Here are four images (going back in time) to see the this artist at work.

I thought you might be interested in seeing the progression of art as John starts to get into, then immerses himself in his work.

A second scene showing climate impacts a hundred years from now is in the works. Climate impacts illustrated in the second scene will include fire scarred mountains, invasives, and species from lower elevation moving up the mountain chasing water and food.

We will have art ready for poster publication end of February 2010.

best fishes,


Earth Portal: Temperate Rainforests written by Howard Silverman, Ecotrust

EarthPortal � Archive � EIF 142-Temperate Rain Forests

Get great art on the coastal temperate rainforest plants and animals from Good Nature Publishing

rain garden art designed to teach, inspire and change the world of low impact development:

rain garden poster field guide

Kill these words: Low Impact Development. You can say these words and actually feel the right side of your brain going to sleep the way your computer screen does.

I think you kill these words with art. Hire an artist to translate the 10,000 word BORING manual that no one opens for a single picture that helps translate and connect people to your passion for clean rain water.

John C. Pitcher's fine art illustrating a rain garden scene and over 20 natives that you can grow in Northwest gardens is perfect for teaching people. First, it is designed to stay on walls. We designed the art so it can hang on a nursery wall, in a discovery center, in a master gardener shed and teach anytime someone looks at it.

But my larger point is that low impact development is a phrase that kills off passion. Art goes to the heart of the problem. It says: here. This way. This is our future growing ecosystems that are porous, restoring green native plants and animal communities where pavement and storm drains have taken away perfectly good rain water.

Smarter design goes to a purpose. We want rain gardens to be ubiquitous-- and art to hang on 100,000 school room walls. Do you know what happened that surprised me? I have talked with co sponsors who helped design this artwork, and I have heard several people laugh about friends of theirs who have framed John C. Pitcher's art (see image above.) to hang in their bedroom.

How beautiful, intimate, and what a compliment.

Art that moves low impact development to low impact living.

best fishes,


key words: storm water, native plants rain garden, rainwise, pervious pavement, interpretive poster, low impact development

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Learn About Native Wildflowers-- save 80% off through January 31 2010

Native Wildflowers poster-- save 80% for limited time-- until January 31st.

Award winning artist John C. Pitcher painted this custom designed poster field guide to 28 natives found from the Mississippi east.

Thousands sold to native plant societies in Ohio native plant, Vermont native plant society, New Hampshire native plant society, Maine Native Plant society, Virginia master naturalist, North Carolina Forestry, Project Learning tree, and conservation district plant sales.

Special offer saves you over $1000 off for quantity of 100 now through January 31st, 2010. Just $2.99 ea per 100, and shipping FREE.

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50 + $3.99 ea
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Go to website Good Nature Publishing and order 100 wildflower posters, then enter special discount code at bottom of page: XDU100119224722

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800-631 3086.

Hurry-- offer good while supplies last.

Satisfaction guaranteed. Perfect outreach and educational artwork. Great volunteer appreciation for native plant restoration, rain gardens, and for sale at plant sales, nature center gift stores, interpretive centers, and trade shows for green groups and nurseries.

Native Wildflowers Species list

(Natives of United States and Canada)

Our species list range map extends across the country -- with twelve species found across the US, and the rest common from the Carolinas west to Chicago and north into Canada.

We picked out Spring, Summer and Fall wildflowers. Art tested on humans. Printed on recycled, process chlorine free papers in USA.

Birdfoot Violet Viola pedata Ap-Jn D-F
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis Mr-My W-Wo/S
Buckbean Menyanthes trifoliata Jn-Se P
Bunchberry Cornus canadensis My-Jy M-Wo
Cardinal- Flower Lobelia cardinalis Jy-Se W-S
Closed Gentian Gentian andrewsii Au-Oc W-Me
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Goodyera pubescens Jy-Au Wo
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis Jn-Se D-F
Fireweed Epilobium augustifolium Jy-Se B-R
Jack -In-The-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Ap-Jn W-Wo
Large Blue Flag Iris versicolor My-Jy W-Ma
Large-flowered Trillium Trillium grandiflorum Ap-My Wo
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Au-Oc R-Me
Pale Corydalis Corydalis sempervirens My-Au D-Wo
Purple Trillium Trillium erectum Ap-Jn Wo
Round-leaved Sundew Drosera rotundifolia Jn-Au Bogs
Shinleaf Pyrola elliptica Jn-Au Wo
Small Yellow Lady's Slipper Cypripedium parviflorum My-Jn W-Wo/Bogs
Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum Jy-Se W-Me
Squirrel Corn Dicentra canadensis Ap-My Wo
Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens Mr-My Wo
Trout-Lily Erythronium americanum Mr-My W-Wo
Turk's Cap Lily Lilium superbum Jy-Au W-Me
Twinflower Linnaea borealis Jn-Au Wo-M
Virginia Cowslip Mertensia virginica Mr-My Wo/S
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Jy-Se D-R/Wo
Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Ap-Jy D-Wo
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum Ap-Jn Wo

Habitat codes
W = wet or moist
D = dry
F = fields
P = ponds/quiet waters
M = mountains
Me = meadows
S = stream banks
Wo = woodlands
B = burned areas
R = roadsides
Ma = marshlands

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Special Love Your Stream poster 80% discount through February 28, 2010

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best fishes,


PS: Please share with friends. Check out our great Pacific Salmon,
NW Wildflowers,
conifers, deciduous tree, hummingbird garden and garden herbs posters, too.

Stormwater, Low Impact Development,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sightline Institute asks: How much petro spills into Puget Sound?

Read and weep: From Sightline here in Seattle

Help Haiti

Help Haiti

Climate Impacts on NW Forests art preview

John C. Pitcher is painting two masterpiece scenes for upcoming Climate Impacts of NW Forests to show citizens what the world will look like in 100 years.

Want to make some art like this for climate impacts in your region? Let me know

Monday, January 11, 2010


SIMON JOHNSON speaks for me here in a review of Paul Volker's need to step up and lead our country again. Wake up Obama. you have been hijacked by bankers. Break up the big banks, and tax the bloodsuckers like we did in 1913.