Gather 'round, my bird and bird-admiring friends!
If you've spent any amount of time in my gallery, I'm sure you have guessed by now that I am passionate about birds. I have been since I was a toddler-- literally-- and saving birds through awareness has always been a goal of mine. It's one reason I am honored to announce that my work along with the work of many other very talented artists are going to be featured in a book called "Losing Altitude". It is an art book, showcasing endangered bird species that need help. One of the biggest hurdles facing endangered birds and steps to help them is awareness-- it's true that we are often bombarded with imagery of more charismatic, well-known animals such as leopards, tigers, and pandas. All of them are very deserving of our help, but birds are also facing some serious issues and not many people know about it.
That's one reason a book like this is pretty awesome. The more well known the book gets, the better the chances that people will see-- and delight in the art of course, but hopefully take small steps in their lives to help these beautiful animals.
If you are interested in the book, buying it or just supporting it, check out the kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
Even if you cannot help at this time (and trust me, I do understand!), you are welcome to spread the word!
That's really cool, and I'm in!
Congratulations! I bet it's rewarding to be able to use your skill toward a good cause ^_^
I don't understand what this Kickstarter thing is, even though I keep seeing it! I would be interested in purchasing the book, but it's not making much sense to me right now - do I have to make a pledge to buy it, and is there a time limit??
Kickstarters are a way for people with no money to invest in something to attempt to make their (thing). In this case, the artists and creator of the book cannot afford to print and publish the book out of pocket, because it costs thousands of dollars to do. So, they set up a kickstarter, where anyone that might want to support the project (and, actually get a copy of the book if they sign up for the pledge that offers the book) can pay into it and help fund the project. People that pledge only get charged the amount they signed up for IF the project reaches its full funding by the due date (dec. 26th in this case). If the full amount is not reached, no one is charged a penny, and the project will not be made. If it IS funded, everyone that pledged will be charged, and sent the reward that they signed up for (if any).
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I would have loved to have been an artist on this book. Like, OMG, how perfectly awesome. I love painting birds so much; though I'm actually doing more professional looking ones right now, only my old (small) bird paintings are online at the moment [link] [link] I'll certainly be contributing by purchasing though! I hope it does extremely well, I do not see how it could not. *Best of luck!*
As one of the participating artists and a big fan, I can only thank you for featuring our project here! There's been a massive leap in funders, so it's most definitely working. THANK YOU so much
You should read National Geographic. They do a lot of articles on birds, the threats facing them, and what can be done to help minimize those threats. There were several times when they featured birds of paradise and all the unique species of those. Another time it was puffins, or albatrosses, or penguins, or philippine eagles, bowerbirds, swifts, whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, bald eagles...I can't even remember all of them!
There is actually an exhibit at their museum in D.C. right now about birds of paradise (and it's really cool).
Awesome! I loved reading those articles, and looking at the photographs. I think I'd like the job of a National Geo photographer...most of the time.
...until some uber poisonous death beetle from Hades crawled up your pants. It's bad enough when ticks do that to me around here, so as much as I'd love to take the outdoor photography to exotic frontiers, I'm sure I'd die.
Yeah. That's why you wear you pants tucked into your boots. It looks stupid, but it keeps the nasty buggers out.
Only the bigger ones. In the spring time, those freshly hatched deer ticks get right through most fabrics and every single tiny crack anywhere/ever.
I do, thank you!
My sister adores birds. I'll have a good look.
Neat, I didn't know that you were one of the artists in it! (Sorry, as a jewelry person that's what comes to mind with you first.) I already pledged what I could, still not able to add more.
A small group of us where I live are dedicated birders, keeping track of the different species, and how they thrive and change and breed from year to year. It has always been one of my favourite parts of the year, when we do our organized counts... although I admit the spring counts are more pleasant than the winter ones.
I just pledged! Good luck with the kickstarter - I would love to see this come to fruition!. : D
What a neat idea. If I had the money I would totally support this. I'll see if I can't post it in a forum I'm part of.
I'll spread the word. I love birds too! They are always so cute with their "angry" faces. XD And there is something about a bird in a hat that is just irresistible. Too bad irl I know lots of people who don't like them solely because of their beaks. u.u
I went to college for wildlife science with the intention of working with wolves, only to find a passion for birds and graduating with a firm intention of becoming an ornithologist. Rock on, fellow birdbrains!! <3
a wonderful undertaking!!
***I meant to say "It must be", not "I must be"
Oooh this sounds like a great book, idea, and goal. I must be if someone as talented as you is working on it