Drawn to Science & Sustainability workshop (Oct. 28)

I am really excited about this workshop – it’s taking the ‘Artful Science’ workshops I’ve been leading to a new level, by introducing and addressing the question of how to use drawing for professional work in sustainability design.

Please note: This is a late-breaking workshop, and is primarily for students at Chatham University. However, anyone in Pittsburgh, PA who is available and interested is welcome to join us.

Sketches of Mount Olympus cabinet of curiosities

Drawn to Science & Sustainability: a crash course in sketching and hand‐drafting tricks, tips, and techniques

Whether you are a trained scientist, a science educator, or a sustainability professional, you can enhance your work with a strong foundation in basic sketching techniques. This fast-paced, hands-on workshop will help you develop urban and/or nature sketching habits, visual note taking skills, and systems mapping tools. Join us as we look back at the historical connections between art and science and look forward to the usefulness of sketching for modern science and sustainability initiatives. Continue reading Drawn to Science & Sustainability workshop (Oct. 28)

Bouma Post Yards – 60th anniversary re-branding

BPY_old sign_reference photoBouma Post Yards (BPY) started by accident, sixty years ago.  Founders Harold and Johanna Bouma needed some posts for their property, and had to drive several hours to buy them.  The area where they live in Montana has plenty of trees – wind-warped pines and water-logged cottonwoods – but not many that make good fence poles.

Before Harold could get the fence built, his neighbors, having spotted the posts sitting out near the road, stopped by asking to purchase the whole load.  So he sold it. Continue reading Bouma Post Yards – 60th anniversary re-branding

Aldo et ses amis/ Aldo and Friends

Aldo calendar_poster

Meet Aldo.  He’s an urban donkey, at least half of every year.  He winters in the Bishop’s garden at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.  Along with his companion goat, Alli, Aldo has made quite a splash in this historic district. Continue reading Aldo et ses amis/ Aldo and Friends

Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard

 VERGER TROTTIER  Website and print publicity materials (design, photography, text & translation)
Website (design, photography, text & French–>English translation)

Réjean Trottier is pur laine Québeçois, whose family has lived on the chemin du roy (the King’s Highway) between Quebec City and Montreal for generations.  Several years ago, on a bit of a whim, Trottier and his uncle hand built two stone wood-fired ovens on the edge of the property adjacent to the highway.   Continue reading Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard