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!  

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

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

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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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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

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Creativity is our Nature

I believe this whole heartedly, Creativity IS our nature! The drive to create in many and varied ways is deep in our nature as humans. It’s this drive, that I believe to be inherent in each of us, that inspires me to try my best and create a little something each day. It’s this drive that

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Live Hour, Journals, Giveaways, & Holiday Nature!

This Thursday (11/10/16) I’m excited to announce I will be hosting a free live hour! It’s been a while since we’ve joined together live to share our journals, so I though why not come together in creative community on a week that is a bit chaotic. (If you know what I mean as I write

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The 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is Here!

Drum roll please………… The Wings, Worms, and Wonder 12 Month Art & Nature Journal is officially released!! (Cue the cymbal crash!) I am so elated to finally officially announce this project!  Summer 2015 I started with the intention of making a flower symbolism coloring book, but thanks to the unexpected putting the project on hold, a