Fort Worth Botanic Garden | BRIT : Explore the Shapes and Colors of Cacti by Making Matisse-Inspired Art

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | BRIT : Explore the Shapes and Colors of Cacti by Making Matisse-Inspired Art

On July 17th, 2021 Join Juliet Whitsett as she teaches a Cactus- inspired class at Fort Worth Botanic Garden | BRIT>>>Explore the Shapes and Colors of Cacti by Making Matisse-Inspired ArtWhen the health of the famous French post-impressionist painter Henri Matisse declined, the artist adopted a new way of making art: cut-outs. Matiss

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 Northern Scarlet Snake- (Cemophora coccinea copei) Texas Threatened Reptile

Northern Scarlet Snake- (Cemophora coccinea copei) Texas Threatened Reptile

Northern Scarlet Snake- (Cemophora coccinea copei) Texas Threatened ReptileAccording to iNaturalist Guides, the Northern Scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea copei) "... prefer soft, sandy or loamy soils for burrowing... and are found from New Jersey, along the Atlantic Coast to Florida, and west to Texas and Oklahoma". ⁠ ⁠ This next

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Travis Audubon's Article:  Meet Juliet Whitsett, the Artist Behind the New Shirt

Travis Audubon's Article: Meet Juliet Whitsett, the Artist Behind the New Shirt

My Golden-cheeked Warbler image was chosen to promote the Travis Audubon Society Birdathon this year! ⁠⁠I love the Rachel Carson quote from her essay "Help Your Child to Wonder" that they included. ☀️⁠⁠"No child should grow up unaware of the dawn chorus of the birds in the spring. He will never forget the experience of a specially planned early ri

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POP ART MUSSELS & Endangered Texas Hornshell Art

POP ART MUSSELS & Endangered Texas Hornshell Art

POP ART MUSSELS?!?!“Texas Hornshell (Poenaias popeii)"- Endangered Aquatic Invertebrate I am excited to share that I have been invited by ISEA (Informal Science Education Association) to speak about my art and share a fun science-based art activity of my design at their 2021 conference this year. It's an honor for me because I'll be speaking

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Sandbank Pocketbook (Lampsilis satura) Threatened Texas Aquatic Invertebrate

Sandbank Pocketbook (Lampsilis satura) Threatened Texas Aquatic Invertebrate

I'm of the (recently discovered) opinion that everyone should know about freshwater mussels...Sandbank Pocketbook (Lampsilis satura) paletteIf you like to play in clean and clear fresh waters, you can thank nature’s filters- the native freshwater mussels. There are 52 mussel species in Texas and 15 are listed as Threatened in Texas. ⁠⠀⁠⠀Featured h

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Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata)

Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata)

This artwork & color palette is based on a true power-napper. Texas' Threatened Bird- The Sooty Tern apparently sleeps on the wing...These impressive threatened birds spend the vast majority of their life at sea (apparently up to 10 years!). Since they don't float, and can't rest easily. I have read that they take micro-naps (1 or 2-seconds) w

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The Threatened Texas Series

The Threatened Texas Series

"Study Nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd WrightBeautiful colors...As an artist, you would assume that I think a lot about color. It’s true! As a painter, I practice color mixing, blending, subtle changes, stark contrasts. As an Art Educator, I think about color theory and how I can share so

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How to make a Transforming Origami Star & Origami Wreath - (Our Holiday Tradition)

How to make a Transforming Origami Star & Origami Wreath - (Our Holiday Tradition)

Today I'm sharing a gift with you- a personal art project... one of our holiday traditions... In 2010 I enjoyed my very first holiday with my eventual stepson. As an 8 year old, he led us in creating a collaborative transforming origami star/ wreath.The best part was that this art project came from a brave, young Kai. He took a chance with me and

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Black-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis)

Black-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis)

The first step to protecting Endangered and Threatened species is to learn how fascinating and essential they are.My latest project to sample 6-8 colors from actual images of Texas Threatened Species and to create original art inspired by their limited palette has been a wonderful challenge.  Meet Notophthalmus meridionalis, otherwi

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Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

               The incredible, ancient, threatened Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii), averages 70 lbs. but the largest recorded weighed 298 lbs These spiky-shelled (carapace) threatened species are "ambush predators" and take the "slow but steady" approach. They hunt by stationing their

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