Material sourcing in the neighborhood. I never leave home without a pair of clippers, and am quite comfortable asking people if I can cut specimens from their yard. People are generally bemused, sometimes confused, but I simply explain that I am in a painting class and need some nice materials to comprise a setting for a still life painting.
When I was in Tahoe, spent some time hiking and collecting moss. Made up some airplant/lichen sculptures upon my return. Available at Kuhl Frames 412 22nd street Oakland. call Travis at 510-625-0123 to see what is available on the plant shelf today!
No rules Botanicals made in Oakland, California.