Posts tagged — national parks

The 2018 National Parks Photo Contest

The 2018 National Parks Photo Contest

One of our favorite parts about coming into work each day (besides getting paid to draw cool pictures) is interacting with our fans. Y'all are the life blood of this company & your passion for travel (especially to America's National Parks) inspires us constantly. Last month, we reached out to our email followers & asked them to share their favorite Park memories with us. Thus began a two week process of reading, laughing, and tearing up just a bit as we read their stories & ooo'd and ahhh'd at their photography (gotta love the high def quality of today's cell phones)....

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Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park: You Call this Research? (Part 1)

Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park: You Call this Research? (Part 1)

After the success of our 59 Illustrated National Parks book in 2015-16, we started thinking: what next? Sure, the book was a fun overview of America's greatest nature hubs but we were looking for a chance to really dig deep and focus on one area. We thought about making a book for the Grand Loop in Colorado / Utah. We thought about all the many wonderful parks in California and Alaska. The Smoky Mountains crossed our mind (they're only 3 hours from Nashville after all) but writing so in-depth about one single Park sounded like a pretty daunting endeavor. Enter Dan...

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Social Media

Social Media

The coolest part about displaying our art on social media is the responses we receive. While it is fun to showcase our new artwork and offer free giveaways, connecting with people through our creations has been the most rewarding thing of all. We've teamed up with Nashville natives, National Parks explorers, HGTV Tiny House dwellers, and travelers alike to combine our art with their stellar spaces. Today we're featuring a Q&A with some of our advertising partners. The first is with local Nashvillian Marc Crosby about his Instagram photography and following that's been rapidly growing. The second is with a couple,...

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When Nature, Art and Beer Come Together...

When Nature, Art and Beer Come Together...

Some of our friends think we don't work for a living. After all, we just sit around and draw pictures all day, right? Oh yeah, and we travel to National Parks to take photos and sketch. We surf the internet "doing research" about places that everyone wants to visit. When our friends look around our offices and see travel guides, trail maps, beer cans and bottles, they wonder if we actually have jobs at all.  We LOVE what we do—and we are very blessed that our passion for beauty, creativity, adventure, nature, and good beer happen to be part of a day's...

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The Long Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Long Lost Art of Letter Writing

In this age of social media, text messages and e-cards, a hand-written note is sure to make an unforgettable statement. Real ink on paper. Beautiful art created by real artists—this is the way to re-connect with an old friend or to remind someone how much they mean to you. Invite someone to dinner the old-fashioned way—write them an invitation on a lovely note card hand-addressed on a crisp white envelope. The lucky person who receives your heart-felt message written on a little work of art is likely to cherish it forever as a treasured keepsake. We've made it easy to create your very own 8-piece note card or postcard sets. Now you can...

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