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Thanks very much Linda, Barry and Britt for your help! I see how question was too broad. I'm interested in illustrating botanical specimens, insects and other arthropods, small reptiles, anything else would be from a photo. I'm not interested in preserving forever (unless its a botanical subject) with but in keeping specimen alive for documentation, and releasing after. All with consideration for conservation. We did some of this in Linda's workshop in Montana. The books you list look great.

Interested in information along the lines of this link:

http://www.brit.org/herbarium/plantcollecting

Congratulations on your retirement Frank!

Sharon


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Topics of the day:

  1. In situ Field techniques (5)
  2. Spring Journal (6)
  3. TAN: Retirement? Nah.... (7)
  4. Gobsmacked in Atlanta (2)

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 11:37:07 -0400
From:    Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: In situ Field techniques

Sharon,

Your question is rather broad. I would think the techniques would vary depending on the subject
matter. Plants, animals, archeology, large/small, etc.

Can you be a little more specific?

Britt

On 5/18/14, 1:12 PM, Sharon Birzer wrote:
> Does anyone have recommendations for books or other resources on field work, how to preserve
> specimens, work on site to get all the necessary information for an illustration?
>
> Also, does anyone have any experience or have traveled with the group "ARtBio Collaborative" at this
> link:
>
> http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/education
>
> Kind regards,
> Sharon


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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 11:55:19 -0400
From:    "Barry K. MacKay" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: In situ Field techniques

I was thinking the same thing as Britt.

There is an old book that I found very useful at the time, for those concerned about the preservation of specimens of vertebrates, but I don't know if it is still widely, if at all, available:  

Methods of Collecting and Preserving Vertebrate Animals, by R. M. Anderson, National Museum of Canada, third edition revised, 1960; National Museum of Canada Bulletin 69, Biological Series No 18.

The book is restricted to the "traditional" museum methods of vertebrate collection and preservation, the results of which are of limited value to artists unless they are co-ordinated with such references as field sketches, colour studies of live or freshly dead specimens, photographs, notes and so on, but to me, if one is going to go to the trouble of preserving a specimen, it is good to do so in a form that can subsequently be of use to museum/university collections (always with regard to legal restrictions and considerations, of course).

Barry


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PS....noteworthy, perhaps, that the original price, when my parents bought it for me 54 years ago, was $1.50.

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Subject: Re: [SCIART] In situ Field techniques

Sharon,

Your question is rather broad. I would think the techniques would vary depending on the subject matter. Plants, animals, archeology, large/small, etc.

Can you be a little more specific?

Britt

On 5/18/14, 1:12 PM, Sharon Birzer wrote:
> Does anyone have recommendations for books or other resources on field
> work, how to preserve specimens, work on site to get all the necessary information for an illustration?
>
> Also, does anyone have any experience or have traveled with the group
> "ARtBio Collaborative" at this
> link:
>
> http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/education
>
> Kind regards,
> Sharon


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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 09:02:38 -0700
From:    Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: In situ Field techniques

Dear Sharon:
Like Britt said, the question is broad.
I would suggest contacting the organization, and get details of what kind of field research is going to be given with their program.

It's a good question though. What kind of tools and resources does one need in the field? Many times we go to the field, look around, gather data, take pictures, sketch, then get back to the studio and find we didn't look for such-and-such.

So, what you'll be doing and the habitat will be best provided by the organizers. There is so much to consider in any habitat. Also consider the team leaders in the field. What are their credentials? I would think it would be their responsibility to make sure you got the most out of the experience. But we all bring our special interests to the field, and so do the instructors.

Best wishes,
Linda
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On May 18, 2014, at 10:12 AM, Sharon Birzer wrote:

> Does anyone have recommendations for books or other resources on field work, how to preserve specimens, work on site to get all the necessary information for an illustration?
>
> Also, does anyone have any experience or have traveled with the group "ARtBio Collaborative" at this link:
>
> http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/education
>
> Kind regards,
> Sharon
>
> Sharon Birzer | Birzer Studios
>
> T 206 601 4142 | Seattle
>
> www.sharonbirzer.com
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> www.gnsinw.org/sharon-birzer.html
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 09:07:12 -0700
From:    Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: In situ Field techniques

Sharon:
I'm asking around about books on specimen preparation in the field. Will get back.
L.
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On May 18, 2014, at 10:12 AM, Sharon Birzer wrote:

> Does anyone have recommendations for books or other resources on field work, how to preserve specimens, work on site to get all the necessary information for an illustration?
>
> Also, does anyone have any experience or have traveled with the group "ARtBio Collaborative" at this link:
>
> http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/education
>
> Kind regards,
> Sharon
>
> Sharon Birzer | Birzer Studios
>
> T 206 601 4142 | Seattle
>
> www.sharonbirzer.com
>
> www.gnsinw.org/sharon-birzer.html
>
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 09:33:41 -0700
From:    Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: In situ Field techniques

From a friend:
Still looking and asking.
Linda

One that popped into my head was Collecting and Preserving Plants and Animals, by Jens W. Knudsen, 1972. He was a faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. I don’t know how available the book is, as I’m sure it’s out of print. But I think it was probably the best all-around of such books. I’ll check for more.



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> Does anyone have recommendations for books or other resources on field work, how to preserve specimens, work on site to get all the necessary information for an illustration?

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 14:07:06 -0400
From:    Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Spring Journal

Dear GNSI Friends and Family,
We were SO proud of the last issue of the GNSI Journal that we decided
to just call it a day and stop publishing...

/NO, NO, not really/, but the delay in sending out the Spring issue may
make it seem that way. I assure you we ARE working very hard on it. We
had a Perfect Storm of everybody being otherwise engaged (Conference!
Day Jobs! Life!). Most of the proverbial fires are now extinguished
(haha, depends on who you speak to!); production is underway.

My deepest thanks go to Clara Richardson for stepping in and taking over
admirably at the Editor-In-Chief position to help out!!

And we all thank you for your patience.

Regards,
Gail


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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 15:38:05 -0400
From:    Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Hi All,

After 30 years of service, I have decided to step away from my work at
the American Museum of Natural History at the end of the month. It's
been a good run.

Over the years I've had to opportunity to hone my skills, studying and
rendering ancient bones in the service of science. I have been able to
travel to strange landscapes and search for fossils weathering out of
prehistoricsea beds. One specimen that I found and carefully dug out of
sandstone walls in Wyoming turned out to be the most complete skeleton
of a primate called Notharctus. He later became one of the species that
was included in Jay Matternes's beautiful primate evolution mural at
AMNH. Elsewhere in the museum, casts of the fellow hang in the Hall of
Fossil Mammals. My painting of the Triassic turtle Proganochelys and its
environment hangs in the Hall of Early Vertebrates. And I even got a
fossil turtle named after me - Taphrosphys ippolitoi. better still, I
have been able to work with some great people along the way - not to
mention all the friends and colleagues I've met through GNSI. And I had
the opportunity to mentor almost three dozen illustration interns - many
of them continuing on to rich careers of their own. Great opportunities
all!

Fellow scientific illustrators will recognize that somewhere in that mix
was 30 years of focused study and drawing. Sometimes exciting; sometimes
boring; always challenging. (whew!)

It was my work at AMNH that allowed me to branch out into the more
general scientific illustration. I really enjoy the problem-solving
challenges that this field engages me with. (How DOES one take a complex
idea and distill it down into a compelling, easy to read image?) It is
this area I will continue to work as a freelancer on select projects. I
will also continue to teach at FDU and perhaps other venues.

Anyone who knows me well knows full well that I am not walking away from
work; I am walking towards it. I've already begun renting a painting
studio at the new Merseles studio center in downtown Jersey City. This
summer I will (finally!) be releasing my CD, Sawdust and the Mud - with
supporting live performances, both solo and with a full band. At the
same time I've been digging deeper and deeper into what I call
time-based imagery - that place where painting, illustration,
filmmaking, and special effects collide. I can't tell you what kind of
work will emerge from this effort (well actually, a music video is in
progress) but it won't be boring!

It HAS been a good run. It's time to get busy!

PS I'm not certain if my email at amnh.org will have its plug pulled
instantly or after a time. so if anyone had time-sensitive issues, be
sure to use my [log in to unmask] mailbox.


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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 16:13:39 -0400
From:    OC Carlisle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Frank,

As a newbie in scientific illustration and finishing school at UGA, Gene Wright has always directed us to look at your work in addition to other artists on this list serve.  I have always enjoyed the cube of earth that you created, an inspiration!  Another journey, isn’t that what it’s all about.  I will begin another journey after the final Exit Show.  Keep up the excellent and inspirational work & all the best in this next chapter and journey!
 
“OC” Carlisle


On May 19, 2014, at 3:38 PM, Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi All,
> After 30 years of service, I have decided to step away from my work at the American Museum of Natural History at the end of the month. It's been a good run.
>
> Over the years I've had to opportunity to hone my skills, studying and rendering ancient bones in the service of science. I have been able to travel to strange landscapes and search for fossils weathering out of prehistoric  sea beds. One specimen that I found and carefully dug out of sandstone walls in Wyoming turned out to be the most complete skeleton of a primate called Notharctus. He later became one of the species that was included in Jay Matternes's beautiful primate evolution mural at AMNH. Elsewhere in the museum, casts of the fellow hang in the Hall of Fossil Mammals. My painting of the Triassic turtle Proganochelys and its environment hangs in the Hall of Early Vertebrates. And I even got a fossil turtle named after me - Taphrosphys ippolitoi. better still, I have been able to work with some great people along the way - not to mention all the friends and colleagues I've met through GNSI. And I had the opportunity to mentor almost three dozen illustration interns - many of them continuing on to rich careers of their own. Great opportunities all!
> Fellow scientific illustrators will recognize that somewhere in that mix was 30 years of focused study and drawing. Sometimes exciting; sometimes boring; always challenging. (whew!)
>
> It was my work at AMNH that allowed me to branch out into the more general scientific illustration. I really enjoy the problem-solving challenges that this field engages me with. (How DOES one take a complex idea and distill it down into a compelling, easy to read image?)  It is this area I will continue to work as a freelancer on select projects. I will also continue to teach at FDU and perhaps other venues.
>
> Anyone who knows me well knows full well that I am not walking away from work; I am walking towards it. I've already begun renting a painting studio at the new Merseles studio center in downtown Jersey City. This summer I will (finally!) be releasing my CD, Sawdust and the Mud - with supporting live performances, both solo and with a full band. At the same time I've been digging deeper and deeper into what I call time-based imagery - that place where painting, illustration, filmmaking, and special effects collide. I can't tell you what kind of work will emerge from this effort (well actually, a music video is in progress) but it won't be boring!
>
> It HAS been a good run. It's time to get busy!
>
> PS I'm not certain if my email at amnh.org will have its plug pulled instantly or after a time. so if anyone had time-sensitive issues, be sure to use my [log in to unmask] mailbox.
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 16:13:44 -0400
From:    Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Walk toward work?  Trust me, and based on personal experience, retirement
will make you wonder how you ever had time to work in the first place :).
I'd wish you luck, but with your talent and experience you won't need it.

Stay well, and show us your work,
Bruce


On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 3:38 PM, Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Hi All,
>
> After 30 years of service, I have decided to step away from my work at the
> American Museum of Natural History at the end of the month. It's been a
> good run.
>
> Over the years I've had to opportunity to hone my skills, studying and
> rendering ancient bones in the service of science. I have been able to
> travel to strange
>

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 16:21:20 -0400
From:    OC Carlisle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Spring Journal

Gail,

The GNSI Journal is absolutely awesome, beautiful works from all of these fabulous artists.  Thank you ever so much and the others who provide the art, writing, design, layout; the time taken to provide us with this beautiful resource.

Best,  “OC” Carlisle
Soon to be a  UGA Graduate

On May 19, 2014, at 2:07 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear GNSI Friends and Family,
> We were SO proud of the last issue of the GNSI Journal that we decided to just call it a day and stop publishing...
>
> NO, NO, not really, but the delay in sending out the Spring issue may make it seem that way. I assure you we ARE working very hard on it. We had a Perfect Storm of everybody being otherwise engaged (Conference! Day Jobs! Life!). Most of the proverbial fires are now extinguished (haha, depends on who you speak to!); production is underway.
>
> My deepest thanks go to Clara Richardson for stepping in and taking over admirably at the Editor-In-Chief position to help out!!
>
> And we all thank you for your patience.
>
> Regards,
> Gail
>
>
> --
> Gail Guth
> Guth Illustration & Design
> 139 Lathrop Avenue
> Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
> 269-963-1311
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 16:25:04 -0400
From:    Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Spring Journal

Always worth the wait, Gail......

b


On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 4:21 PM, OC Carlisle
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Gail,
>
> The GNSI Journal is absolutely awesome, beautiful works from all of these
> fabulous artists.  Thank you ever so much and the others who provide the
> art, writing, design, layout; the time taken to provide us with this
> beautiful resource.
>
> Best,  “OC” Carlisle
> Soon to be a  UGA Graduate
>
> On May 19, 2014, at 2:07 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>  Dear GNSI Friends and Family,
> We were SO proud of the last issue of the GNSI Journal that we decided to
> just call it a day and stop publishing...
>
> *NO, NO, not really*, but the delay in sending out the Spring issue may
> make it seem that way. I assure you we ARE working very hard on it. We had
> a Perfect Storm of everybody being otherwise engaged (Conference! Day Jobs!
> Life!). Most of the proverbial fires are now extinguished (haha, depends on
> who you speak to!); production is underway.
>
> My deepest thanks go to Clara Richardson for stepping in and taking over
> admirably at the Editor-In-Chief position to help out!!
>
> And we all thank you for your patience.
>
> Regards,
> Gail
>
>
> --
> Gail Guth
> Guth Illustration & Design
> 139 Lathrop Avenue
> Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
> 269-963-1311
> [log in to unmask]
> www.guthillustration.com
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 14:00:47 -0700
From:    Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Congratulations, Frank.
I look forward to seeing the next phase of your fantastic work!

Very best,
Linda
_____________________
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P.O. Box 325
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 15:22:56 -0700
From:    Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Spring Journal

Dear Gail, Clara,  and Everyone involved.

Congratulations on a fantastic Journal! This is superb!
Best,
Linda
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P.O. Box 325
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(520) 803-0538
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On May 19, 2014, at 11:07 AM, Gail Guth wrote:

> Dear GNSI Friends and Family,
> We were SO proud of the last issue of the GNSI Journal that we decided to just call it a day and stop publishing...
>
> NO, NO, not really, but the delay in sending out the Spring issue may make it seem that way. I assure you we ARE working very hard on it. We had a Perfect Storm of everybody being otherwise engaged (Conference! Day Jobs! Life!). Most of the proverbial fires are now extinguished (haha, depends on who you speak to!); production is underway.
>
> My deepest thanks go to Clara Richardson for stepping in and taking over admirably at the Editor-In-Chief position to help out!!
>
> And we all thank you for your patience.
>
> Regards,
> Gail
>
>
> --
> Gail Guth
> Guth Illustration & Design
> 139 Lathrop Avenue
> Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
> 269-963-1311
> [log in to unmask]
> www.guthillustration.com
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 18:25:20 -0400
From:    Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Gobsmacked in Atlanta

Ok, just wanting to vent rather than looking for answers.

I was asked very early on to do some illustrations for a children's book
for a non-profit science foundation. I very graciously offered to let them
use one of my illustrations in their kickstarter campaign for free given
that the funds raised would be used to pay artists. They hired a
organization to run their kickstarter campaign and I haven't heard anything
more since Christmas. So, today, I get an e-mail asking me to send finished
preliminary drawings to them by the end of next week and that I would have
2 weeks to complete the artwork once the drawings were approved. I then
look at the dollar amounts being offered, which are low of course, and see
that on top of all that, they want me to sign a work for hire agreement. I
am just foaming at the mouth as you can imagine.

Fortunately, the ace in my pocket is that each artist has been paired with
a scientist and I am paired with someone who was a mentor in grad school,
has hired me previously for artwork, who happens to belong to the National
Academy of Sciences and who has received numerous awards for her writing.
She would have no hesitation pulling her chapter from the book.

But still, .... really? ..... gobsmacked, just completely gobsmacked.

L

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 18:26:15 -0400
From:    Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Whoohoo! Sounds like fun!


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> I look forward to seeing the next phase of your fantastic work!
>
> Very best,
> Linda
> _____________________
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> Hereford, AZ 85615
> (520) 803-0538
> www.lindafeltner.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 18:34:22 -0400
From:    Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Gobsmacked in Atlanta

Ouch! Glad you have a back channel to communicate about the issues.

Britt

On 5/19/14, 6:25 PM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
> Ok, just wanting to vent rather than looking for answers.
>
> I was asked very early on to do some illustrations for a children's book for a non-profit science
> foundation. I very graciously offered to let them use one of my illustrations in their kickstarter
> campaign for free given that the funds raised would be used to pay artists. They hired a
> organization to run their kickstarter campaign and I haven't heard anything more since Christmas.
> So, today, I get an e-mail asking me to send finished preliminary drawings to them by the end of
> next week and that I would have 2 weeks to complete the artwork once the drawings were approved. I
> then look at the dollar amounts being offered, which are low of course, and see that on top of all
> that, they want me to sign a work for hire agreement. I am just foaming at the mouth as you can
> imagine.
>
> Fortunately, the ace in my pocket is that each artist has been paired with a scientist and I am
> paired with someone who was a mentor in grad school, has hired me previously for artwork, who
> happens to belong to the National Academy of Sciences and who has received numerous awards for her
> writing. She would have no hesitation pulling her chapter from the book.
>
> But still, .... really? ..... gobsmacked, just completely gobsmacked.
>
> L

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 19:13:34 -0400
From:    Tricia Cassady <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Congrats Frank!! It sounds like your new time will be well spent :)

Tricia Cassady, President
GNSI - New England Chapter


On May 19, 2014, at 3:38 PM, Frank Ippolito wrote:

> Hi All,
> After 30 years of service, I have decided to step away from my work at the American Museum of Natural History at the end of the month. It's been a good run.
>
> Over the years I've had to opportunity to hone my skills, studying and rendering ancient bones in the service of science. I have been able to travel to strange landscapes and search for fossils weathering out of prehistoric  sea beds. One specimen that I found and carefully dug out of sandstone walls in Wyoming turned out to be the most complete skeleton of a primate called Notharctus. He later became one of the species that was included in Jay Matternes's beautiful primate evolution mural at AMNH. Elsewhere in the museum, casts of the fellow hang in the Hall of Fossil Mammals. My painting of the Triassic turtle Proganochelys and its environment hangs in the Hall of Early Vertebrates. And I even got a fossil turtle named after me - Taphrosphys ippolitoi. better still, I have been able to work with some great people along the way - not to mention all the friends and colleagues I've met through GNSI. And I had the opportunity to mentor almost three dozen illustration interns - many of them continuing on to rich careers of their own. Great opportunities all!
> Fellow scientific illustrators will recognize that somewhere in that mix was 30 years of focused study and drawing. Sometimes exciting; sometimes boring; always challenging. (whew!)
>
> It was my work at AMNH that allowed me to branch out into the more general scientific illustration. I really enjoy the problem-solving challenges that this field engages me with. (How DOES one take a complex idea and distill it down into a compelling, easy to read image?)  It is this area I will continue to work as a freelancer on select projects. I will also continue to teach at FDU and perhaps other venues.
>
> Anyone who knows me well knows full well that I am not walking away from work; I am walking towards it. I've already begun renting a painting studio at the new Merseles studio center in downtown Jersey City. This summer I will (finally!) be releasing my CD, Sawdust and the Mud - with supporting live performances, both solo and with a full band. At the same time I've been digging deeper and deeper into what I call time-based imagery - that place where painting, illustration, filmmaking, and special effects collide. I can't tell you what kind of work will emerge from this effort (well actually, a music video is in progress) but it won't be boring!
>
> It HAS been a good run. It's time to get busy!
>
> PS I'm not certain if my email at amnh.org will have its plug pulled instantly or after a time. so if anyone had time-sensitive issues, be sure to use my [log in to unmask] mailbox.
>
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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 23:17:00 +0000
From:    "SMITH Will (Toowong)" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Maybe this is a good time to thank Frank for his measured and well informed contribution to this list.

Will Smith
Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
Queensland Herbarium
Science Delivery
Department of Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA)

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia 4066
Phone: (07) 38969508

From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank Ippolito
Sent: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 5:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [SCIART] TAN: Retirement? Nah....

Hi All,
After 30 years of service, I have decided to step away from my work at the American Museum of Natural History at the end of the month. It's been a good run.
Over the years I've had to opportunity to hone my skills, studying and rendering ancient bones in the service of science. I have been able to travel to strange landscapes and search for fossils weathering out of prehistoric  sea beds. One specimen that I found and carefully dug out of sandstone walls in Wyoming turned out to be the most complete skeleton of a primate called Notharctus. He later became one of the species that was included in Jay Matternes's beautiful primate evolution mural at AMNH. Elsewhere in the museum, casts of the fellow hang in the Hall of Fossil Mammals. My painting of the Triassic turtle Proganochelys and its environment hangs in the Hall of Early Vertebrates. And I even got a fossil turtle named after me - Taphrosphys ippolitoi. better still, I have been able to work with some great people along the way - not to mention all the friends and colleagues I've met through GNSI. And I had the opportunity to mentor almost three dozen illustration interns - many of them continuing on to rich careers of their own. Great opportunities all!
Fellow scientific illustrators will recognize that somewhere in that mix was 30 years of focused study and drawing. Sometimes exciting; sometimes boring; always challenging. (whew!)
It was my work at AMNH that allowed me to branch out into the more general scientific illustration. I really enjoy the problem-solving challenges that this field engages me with. (How DOES one take a complex idea and distill it down into a compelling, easy to read image?)  It is this area I will continue to work as a freelancer on select projects. I will also continue to teach at FDU and perhaps other venues.
Anyone who knows me well knows full well that I am not walking away from work; I am walking towards it. I've already begun renting a painting studio at the new Merseles studio center in downtown Jersey City. This summer I will (finally!) be releasing my CD, Sawdust and the Mud - with supporting live performances, both solo and with a full band. At the same time I've been digging deeper and deeper into what I call time-based imagery - that place where painting, illustration, filmmaking, and special effects collide. I can't tell you what kind of work will emerge from this effort (well actually, a music video is in progress) but it won't be boring!
It HAS been a good run. It's time to get busy!
PS I'm not certain if my email at amnh.org will have its plug pulled instantly or after a time. so if anyone had time-sensitive issues, be sure to use my [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> mailbox.

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 16:37:45 -0700
From:    Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Spring Journal

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Date:    Mon, 19 May 2014 21:31:24 -0400
From:    Barbara Harmon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Spring Journal

I sincerely thank Gail and Clara since I was one who was in that firestorm (and still am).

Gail please let me know for the next one. I am really trying to get some spare hours here and there!

Thank you again - to everyone who was able to pitch in.

Barb

Barbara Harmon        
508-430-8308
www.barbaraharmon.com
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On May 19, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Gail, Clara,  and Everyone involved.
>
> Congratulations on a fantastic Journal! This is superb!
> Best,
> Linda
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>
>
>
> On May 19, 2014, at 11:07 AM, Gail Guth wrote:
>
>> Dear GNSI Friends and Family,
>> We were SO proud of the last issue of the GNSI Journal that we decided to just call it a day and stop publishing...
>>
>> NO, NO, not really, but the delay in sending out the Spring issue may make it seem that way. I assure you we ARE working very hard on it. We had a Perfect Storm of everybody being otherwise engaged (Conference! Day Jobs! Life!). Most of the proverbial fires are now extinguished (haha, depends on who you speak to!); production is underway.
>>
>> My deepest thanks go to Clara Richardson for stepping in and taking over admirably at the Editor-In-Chief position to help out!!
>>
>> And we all thank you for your patience.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Gail
>>
>>
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