A NEW project for artists starts during February with an invitation to come and draw in the Pietermaritzburg Botanic Gardens on Sunday mornings. This is the idea of artist Kobie Venter and Penny Hatting of the Strelitzia Room restaurant in the gardens. Previously, Hatting ran the restaurant in the Tatham Art Gallery, and says she is missing the art and artists. Venter and other artists will be around from 10 am to 1 pm on Sundays in February, regardless of the weather. As you need to walk from the car park, simple materials like a sketch book, pencil and something to sit on may be adequate.