Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tech Treats

The bad thing about technical treats is they change so fast.
The good thing about technical treats is they change so fast!

Here are few treats you might enjoy:

Zoomy™ Handheld Digital Microscope
Zoomy digital microscope
You know, it doesn't matter why you want to see things closer, larger, more detailed. Could be a close-up rendering, a fascination with all things tiny, or the challenges of aging eyesight. This little trinket is perfect for close up viewing. The technology is essentialy the same zoom and lens your phone has. This one, however, looks like a scanning device from Star Trek (TNG)! It plugs into a USB port on your computer, and voila! You can see the object of its attention in high-res on your computer screen. Check it out here to find out more.

Wacom's Intuos5 Tablet
So, you've always wanted a tablet to use with your computer but they were either a) too large, b) too small, c) too many cords were needed or d) they needed expensive software. Perhaps this is a good solution - good size, good programs, good price, and integrates with your computer completely.
This slender, lightweight tablet comes with a panoply of programs to allow you to do anything from a sketch to a finished artwork. It can work in a tethered fashion, corded to your computer, or, with an inexpensive wireless kit, you are cord free. It's draw surface is large enough to allow you to work intuitively, with room for expression. Great in the studio, and very inexpensive for a draw tablet. Click here for more information.

8x10 Cigar Box™ V 2.0
Technology is making everything smaller. Technical skills, a knowledge of art, and some great woodworking can create the perfect building block for your outdoor painting adventures.
The start of a beautiful story
Beginning with this well designed box, you can add a tripod, water cups, etc. to make your plein air experiences worth dodging bugs and finding shade. Click here for more information about this versatile pochade box/easel/board storage unit. 

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