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Vintage Grapes: Watercolor and Pastel

Live in each season as it passes:

Breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,

and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

 

BOTANICAL ART AND NATURAL SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION ORGANIZATIONS 

The American Society of Botanical Artists: http://asba-art.org/

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: http://www.gnsi.org/

The Society of Botanical Artists, United Kingdom: http://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/

Botanical Artists.com: http://botanicalartists.com/

 

BOTANICAL GARDENS WE LOVE

Toledo Botanical Garden: https://metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/toledo-botanical-garden/

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (University of Michigan): https://mbgna.umich.edu/

Cleveland Botanical Garden: http://www.cbgarden.org/

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Pittsburgh): https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

Chicago Botanical Garden: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/

 

AGRICULTURE AND FARMING

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Garlic and Friends Market Poster

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: http://ofbf.org/

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association: http://oeffa.org

Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association: http://www.opgma.org/farmers-markets/

 

MUSEUMS WE VISIT OFTEN

The Toledo Museum of Art (One of the world’s top-ranked museums where Denny and I met in Saturday art classes at age 10!):  https://www.toledomuseum.org/

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan:  (One of the top history attractions in the United States where you will see historic buildings and artifacts, compelling exhibits, and fun events that tell the story of America): https://www.thehenryford.org/

Dayton Art Institute: http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/

The Spafford House Museum (the Perrysburg area history museum): https://www.facebook.com/PerrysburgHistory/

The Cleveland Museum of Art: http://www.clevelandart.org/

 

DEBORAH KOPKA’S CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Deborah Kopka’s nonfiction children’s books are available through  https://www. Amazon.com (search Deborah Kopka books) and Lorenz Educational Press, https://www.lorenzeducationalpress.com

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): https://www.scbwi.org/

Belle of Mystery: Graphite

Belle of Mystery: Graphite

 

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 For John C. Kopka

This page is dedicated to my brother John (1957–2015), a loving husband, brother, and friend; an expert fisherman; and a wonderful gardener and cook. He had deep  respect for nature. And he would have had the highest regard for the mission and members of the organizations listed here. “Black Oak Leaf” below is for him.

“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”
A River Runs Through It  (Norman Maclean, 1976)
Black_Oak

Black Oak Leaf: Watercolor and Pastel

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“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed.

This is an ancient and eternal law.”

Buddha