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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

Patience, sometimes elusive, other times abundant! Click to learn more about cultivating it in children's lives through gardening in this guest post by Claire Bradshaw!

Gardening Teaches Children Patience: Guest Post by Claire Bradshaw!

  Patience, I know I could always use more, how about you? It often seems that the things we know we need to do to help increase our patience, like exercise, meditation, and even nature time, often get pushed to the back burner of life. Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder to bring

We've grown a lot of things here at Wings, Worms, and Wonder so let's grow crystals! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday Crystal growing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 53: Grow Crystals!

Crystals are bits of nature magic. From snowflakes to selenite, crystalline structures come in all shapes and sizes. They sparkle, they embody esoteric properties, and they are rocks that you can actually grow! Crystals spark wonder and get the imagination flowing, so this month we are growing our own!   Many crystals take a while to

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Click for a little inspiration on keeping a sustainable pace.

How Do You Slow Down?

Slow down, tread slowly, slow and steady wins the race… these are all phrases we hear and tell ourselves, but slowing down can be actually pretty tough to implement in a culture where bigger, more, and hurry up are frantically imposed. Whether we rush or not, snow falls, snow melts, clouds roll in and they

Winter watercolor nature journal inspiration using children's books! Click to get ideas and a fun project exploring whites in nature and watercolor!

Winter Whites: 3 Books & a Journal Project!

Sometimes, when we are in the thick of winter, it can be tricky to come up with ideas for what to paint in the nature journal. How many times can you paint evergreens, bare trees, and snow right? And speaking of snow and whites, why is using white so elusive in watercolor painting?    

Get some wacky weather Norwegian outdoor adventure inspiration! Click through for ideas for tons of Wings, Worms, and Wonder winter outdoor fun!

Winter Fun Everyday – Think Like Norwegians!

So how about last week’s winter storm? We got about 7 inches of snow and temps haven’t broken 15˚F in days. No biggie for y’all Canadians and Norwegians, but funny enough that shuts down the southeast states. Although I live in Florida the other 3 seasons, I grew up in Virginia and love winter & snow,

It's the Trillium Montessori Homeschool Summit! Click to learn more and enter to win a spot!

Montessori Home Schoolers: A Giveaway!

Happy New Year! Let's kick it off right, with a giveaway!! If you've ever been in a Montessori classroom, one of the first things you notice is the prepared environment. This is no accident. We teachers, spend hours upon hours carefully cultivating the environment to perfectly meet the developmental needs of the children. The environment

Join the Eye Susan Art to Heal your Soul art journaling journey in 2017!

Art to Heal the Soul

Art and nature are powerful sources of energy. So,  I'm making sure 2017 is going to be chock full of nature connecting and inspiring art, how about you? Aspects of the foreseeable future may bring challenges, so I feel it's incredibly important to take care of our creativity, nurture our inner and outer environments, and join

Check out the new online home of Wings, Worms, and Wonder! And clickthrough for winter solstice fun ideas & last minute holiday discounts!

Our New Online Home!

Surprise!! Remember how I mentioned a new website was in the works? Well, ta-dah! It’s here & I love it!! A new online home for the new year! Not, that I didn’t love my other website (or the one before that), but as we grow our needs and wants change, and that’s where I am. You

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Wonder Wednesday 52: Wax Sheet Candles

As winter solstice approaches, and we snuggle in and join in the Danish tradition of Hygge, we must have candles!! Last year we made no wax candles, so this year we’re making wax sheet candles to keep that warm glow inspiring us through the longest night and all winter long!   Did you see yesterday’s

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Hygge Happiness

The dark night of winter solstice is just around the corner! Do you have any traditions for celebrating, or maybe you want to start one! Winter solstice is a great excuse to slow things down (at least for a day) and really take time to connect with nature’s wonders.   Winter solstice is the night of

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Shop Live & Local This Weekend!

This Saturday 12/10/16 find me Live & Local!! I don’t do many local sales events, so if you’re in North Florida and want to save on shipping come on out and shop local direct from me! Your support really does mean a ton!! Cultivate Pop-Up!   Here you can find both my books and my sticker

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Environments of Beauty

Beauty in our lives is incredibly important. I believe this to be true both as an artist, and as a Montessorian. When we’re surrounded by environments of beauty we feel happy, confident, and empowered. We feel in control and like we make (or can make) a positive difference. The idea of the empowerment that beauty brings to