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

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

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

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

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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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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Wonder Wednesday 51: Glass Jar Gardens

Happy Wonder Wednesday 51! Today is especially special here at Wings, Worms, and Wonder blog because not only is it the 51st Wonder Wednesday activity, it’s the 400th blog post. 400 blog posts!! It’s blowing my mind a bit to tell you the truth! I mean I know I’ve been doing this for 4 1/4