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Playing With Pressed Flowers: 5 Ideas for what to do with pressed flowers

  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

This post is the first in a 3 week series on pressed flowers from how-to, to ideas on what to do with the flowers you press! Click for practical tips to get started pressing flowers with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Pressed for Flowers: Tips for making beautiful successful pressed flowers!

  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!

Connect with wildflowers every day! Take a little time to discover wildflowers in your area. Click here for wildflower nature journal ideas!

May Your Life Be Like a Wildflower

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

I discovered a list of so many quirky celebration days in the month of May! Click to laugh your way through May and get a Nature Journal prompt pdf funsheet!

The Quirky Days of May: Time to Celebrate Orange Peels, Sea Monkeys, & Mothers

  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

Since this month is National Poetry Month, we're going to have a little Wonder Wednesday fun with found poetry! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder creative nature connection activity!

Wonder Wednesday 56: Found Nature Poetry

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,

Is lavender inspiring your creative connections? Click to check out 5 ways to bring the joys of lavender to everyday life with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Celebrate Lavender in 5 Fun Ways!

  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

1K followers giveaway! Follow @wingswormsandwonder on IG to play along!

Nature Journal Giveaway!

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!

Create a tree ceremony this Earth Day! Click through to get a Wings, Worms, and Wonder plan for your own Earth Day Tree Ceremony!

Celebrate Earth Day with a Tree Ceremony

  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 we're exploring shape poems - a fun and inviting way to approach poetry, in the nature journal, or in life in general. Click to have fun with poetry the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

April Shapes Up for Poetry

  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

It's a "Best of Wings, Worms, and Wonder Spring"! Find 7 fun ideas to get spring connecting: from you sketchbook to your garden to you life in general!

Best of Spring! 7 Ideas, Tips, & a Download!

  I’ve noticed a lot of “best of” types of things around lately, so I thought why not do a “Best of Wings, Worms, and Wonder Spring”? Sometimes we are so busy focusing on getting and making the newest, latest, and greatest that we forget all the great things in out toolbox that we may not

It's Wonder Wednesday! Click to learn to make this Wings, Worms, and Wonder accordion pocket journal!

Wonder Wednesday 55: Accordion Pocket Journals

  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

How does time in nature and making art help you know yourself better? Click to explore and get resources for your search on Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

A Search for Connection

  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

Happy second day of spring! Celebrate with early spring flower drawing videos! Click to get all 6 Wings, Worms, and Wonder sketching tutorial videos compiled in today's post!!

Early Spring Flower Sketching!

  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? What is that? In this Wings, Worms, and Wonder blog post we break it down and discover how to paint spring flowers that pop using fluorescent underpainting.

Fluorescent Florescence: Painting Flowers that POP!

  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

Draw spring tulips with style and whimsy! Click to play with this Wings, Worm, and Wonder nature art journaling Spring Tulip Sketch video tutorial!

Sketch Spring Flowers!

  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

What is sisu? Click to learn more about this centuries old Finnish philosophy and apply it in a not so scary way with a little Wings, Worms, and Wonder challenge!

Push Through Creative Challenges With Sisu!

  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

Spring is just around the corner and that means that chickweed is about to burst! Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder and make a Wonder Wednesday chickweed salve!

Wonder Wednesday 54: Chickweed Salve & Label!

  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

What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in small everyday actionable ways that aren't overwhelming or require lots of bureaucracy?

Seed Swap: Biodiversity

  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

Leaves are so interesting, and are a great nature journaling example of how to break items into basic shapes. Click to try a fun WIngs, Worms, and Wonder leaf painting video tutorial!

Leaves: Bent, Curled, and Folded

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

Practice giving the task at hand full focus, even if it gets boring. Mindfully observe, draw, and revel in what follows! Try this mindful Wings, Worms, and Wonder drawing exercise for yourself!

Drawing Mindfully: A Fun Exercise

  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