Thank you to everyone that supporting our recent campaign to produce Plan Portraits, a colouring book of local flora finds, and who shared and liked the link on social media. It was our first ever Kickstarter campaign, and while we did not meet our target, we certainly learned a lot!
We also want to provide an update on this project, because I know a lot of people were excited about the idea. While we will not be able to publish any colouring books at this time (unfortunately the overhead is too much for a teeny business like us to bear!), we are not abandoning the idea!
Over the coming weeks we will be preparing a digital version that will include a limited selection of illustrations that can be downloaded, printed and coloured. This will be free and available exclusively to PTBO Flora members. So, if you have not yet subscribed to our membership, we recommend that you become a member today (plus, it is also the perfect time to prep for spring and spruce up on your plant identification skills).
Have you ever found yourself thinking "I wish I had or could buy X", followed almost immediately by "Oh wait, I can make X myself". I have had a number of such moments, however I have previously talked myself from begining new projects because I simply did not have find (or make) the time.
I had begun considering the idea of making a colouring book last year, but developing PTBO Flora and starting the Plant Parlance Podcast took precedence in 2016. With the new year, I wanted to challenge myself do something creative and make something special at the same time. When I discovered Kickstarter's "Make 100!" event I knew it was the perfect opportunity to create something new for 2017.
Plant Portraits is more than just a colouring book. Each of the twenty-five species featured will be accompanied with useful information and fun facts related to that species. My hope is to create a fun and educational colouring book that will introduce you to what's blooming, improve your identification skills, and inspire you to explore your native flora.
Support Plant Portrait on Kickstarter and share - a lot, as in with everyone you know.
News, reflections, notes and ramblings by PTBO Flora founder Rachel.