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
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
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
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?
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
It’s giveaway time again!! This week the Mud Puddles to Meteors blog is having a week full of awesome giveaways – and the Wings, Worms, and Wonder 12 Month Art & Nature Journal giveaway is tomorrow!! Yay! This is a great chance to check out what Mud Puddles to Meteors thinks about the new book
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
Do you ever come across the conundrum of wanting to collage flowers, but not having any on hand? Or what about looking up something in an old book and a bunch of flowers or leaves fall out that you intended to make something with, but then forgot about? I’ve always wanted a flower press, but never
This quote really stands out to me. It’s Thursday October 6 and I’m writing posts early, because as I sit in my sister in law’s house, evacuated from my own, trying to tie up loose ends, awaiting the arrival of a big hurricane, I have to be patient. Nature will bring the storm at her pace