Love those initials.  Netherlands, right?


On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Right - which was why I was happy to be working with the Field Museum on
> the Common Plant Families of the Chicago Region, even as a volunteer. I had
> the time, the interest, and some small illustration expertise, and it was
> for me one of those situations where the philosopher Frederick Buechner
> says about our calling: "the place where your deep gladness and
> the world's deep hunger meet.'
> If I hadn't initiated it, it wouldn't have happened. Turns out it was a
> pretty good use of my time because the pages are being used region-wide to
> help train the next generation of conservation leaders and advocates.
> But I think we have to be VERY clear with people when they mention the
> 'exposure' card that the only one getting good exposure is them!
> On May 2, 2014, at 12:31 PM, Barry K. MacKay wrote:
> One possible test is whether or not the work involved would or would not
> be illustrated in the absence of the freebie, but even then, I feel the
> freebie is justified ONLY if you feel strongly (and I emphasize “strongly”)
> in the project.  I recently illustrated a book on an issue I have devoted
> years of effort to, because I wanted it to look good.   Mind you, even then
> I stipulated that I retain the originals, most of which were saleable so I
> did make a modest profit; also, that the interior illustrations be in
> colour, even though they were reproduced in black and white, because a
> colour drawing takes no longer to do, and is far more likely to sell.
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Bruce Bartrug
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