It’s time to play! Last week we talked about tips for the actual pressing of flowers. This week we explore 5 ideas for playing with the flowers once you press them. Let’s jump in! Fix Flowers Into Your Nature Journal or Herbarium. This classic use is always my favorite, but I am a paper lover through
With Spring in full swing, the flowers are bursting under our feet and over our heads! Creating pressed flowers is fun way to nature journal your spring flower adventures as you explore your natural world. Pressing flowers is a really classic way to create memories of your nature experiences. A pressed flower is like mother nature’s souvenir!
Did you know last week was National Wildflower Week? If not, never fear, you can connect with wildflowers every day! They are a great reminder of the tenacity and resiliency of nature and those same qualities in ourselves. Take a little time this week to discover some wildflowers in your area and make a little
Are you totally confused as to what this bizarre blog title has to do with May? Or maybe you think I’ve finally lost it. I wouldn’t blame you! But hang with me and I think you’ll have some fun this month. I discovered a list of so many quirky celebration days in the month
Happy Wonder Wednesday 56! Since this month is National Poetry Month, we’re going to have a little fun with found poetry! Found poems: “take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters,
Just hearing the word lavender evokes a sense of relaxation. From the image of purple and green waves blowing in a Provençal breeze, to the smell of a bubble bath, to the taste explosion of so many teas and sweets flavored with the flowers, very few people don’t love this gentle and also powerful herb. (Photo
To celebrate reaching 1000 followers on Instagram, I’m having a giveaway! Head to @wingswormsandwonder on Instagram. Then, follow me and look for the graphic above to get the details and play along! The giveaway starts today and the winner is announced Friday 4/28/17! Get your comments in before midnight 4/27/17. Good luck!
Did you know this Saturday is Earth Day? They say “Earth Day everyday,” which is kinda cliche and empty, but at the essence true. So how can we highlight special ways to create earth celebrations in your everyday life? Today I offer you an idea for honoring some of Mother Earth’s largest children, the trees! Let’s have a tree ceremony!
April is National Poetry Month, so how is your month shaping up so far? Has anyone written any poems or made any poetic observations of their natural world yet? If not, no worries! There is still plenty of time and this post will help get you started! Today we’re taking a look at shape
Happy Wonder Wednesday #55! Since it’s now officially spring, I thought you might like to make a new simple journal style so you can make a little book of spring blooms, leaves, or whatever you like! This accordion style is simple to make and doesn’t even require measuring if you use paper in a size
Do you think that we, as humans, are works in progress our whole lives? I do. I think there is always something new to learn and ways to improve ourselves. In our search for connections of all sorts in our lives, creative practices and the natural world are helpful guides. However you choose to creatively
Clear skies, crisp days, and lots of flowers! Happy second day of spring! Let’s celebrate with more early spring flower drawing videos! I’ve been posting these up on the You Tube Channel for about a week, and thought to celebrate spring it would be so nice to have them compiled here on the blog!
Fluorescent florescence is a mouthful, but it can also be really fun to use in your art! Let’s break it down and discover how you can paint spring flowers that really pop! A florescence is a flower or the process of flowering. Fluorescent is, in the world of color, a vivid color having or
Being half spring and half winter makes March a strange month weather wise. In the past week alone it seems like we’ve had all 4 seasons! I’m happy with either season, although I have a special fondness for winter, but who can resist the early spring flowers? To celebrate the early bloomers, this week
Sisu? Did I make that word up? Thank goodness not! You know those times when you surprise yourself with your own emotional, physical, or mental strength in a tough situation? In Finland that’s called sisu! Finns aren’t the only people with sisu (see-soo), by any means. They just have a culture where it’s popular
Early spring is just around the corner and that means that chickweed is about to burst in most temperate areas – if it hasn’t already! Down here it’s been going strong all winter! You may remember me touting the wonders of this plant in the Cheer for Chickweed post from a while back. This wild
With our environment under current and constant threat, biodiversity should be at the front of our minds. How are we living for clean and safe air, water, soil, and energy in little ways in our daily lives? What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in a human scale kind of way? By that I mean
In my nature journaling workshops and online classes, people often ask me how to draw or paint leaves that aren't flat. I love this question because I love to paint bent, curled, and folded leaves! Leaves are so interesting, and are a great nature journaling example of how breaking an item into it's basic shapes reveals
Mindfully, is the adjective form of mindful – conscious or aware of something. In a busy life, that can be really hard! Western culture encourages us to multi task, which seems counter intuitive to the focus needed to tap into the flow of creativity. I’ve never been great at multi tasking, how about you? Perhaps