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Tea, ritual, and keeping space and wonder for your creative connections. Click to learn more and get a free printable with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Tea for Two: Ritual & Creativity + a Printable for You!

  Tea, like creativity, is a ritual. The preparation, the smell, the kettle, the cup, the spot we sit and sip, it all adds to the experience. It’s a small part of the day, but when small things are done with mindfulness they can be rituals that bring joy to the routine. Ritual also brings motivation and inspiration

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Montessori Foundation Webcast: Bringing Nature from Home to School

  Today 2/13, at 1pm est, I’m live on the Montessori Foundation Tuesday Webcast talking Bringing Nature from Home to School in the Elementary Years!   This talk is the 4th I’ve done in their program “Montessori Family Life: A Series of Weekly Talks For Parents Tuesdays at 1 PM” It’s a short 30 chat

Learn to draw and color northern cardinals step by step! Connect with nature through creativity every day with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 65: Draw Cute Winter Cardinals step by step

  I think cardinals are totally adorable. Their pointy head feathers look like funny hats and I love how they mate for life. Did you know they even keep tabs on their partner during the day with little call and response "chip, chip" noises all around the yard. The Northern Cardinal has a huge year round North

Let creative connection drive 2018's cycles with Wings, Worms, and Wonder's guided activities and inspiration! Click for lots of ideas and activities!

Circles and Cycles in Life and Nature

  Happy New Year everyone! And happy Wonder Wednesday!   This is the first blog post on the new twice monthly Wednesday posting schedule. It feels a little weird for me after posting on Tuesdays for the past 5.5 years, but weird is okay because growing is great! When I started this website and blog, I

This quote is my wish for my birthday, And I have a gift for you to download too! Click for your pdf of this graphic and make your own Earthy birthday wish!

Order, Harmony, Beauty

  This quote is my wish for my birthday – because today is my birthday and I get to make a wish! I want my year to be filled with art making, nature exploring, and to reach a level of financial stability and sustainability with Wings, Worms, and Wonder. But even more, I want the world to open

When reality seems less than, use art (and nature) to stay in touch with truth, when all swirling around us seems like anything but. Click for inspiration.

Art vs. Reality

  It’s a bizarre, fragile, and disturbing political time engulfing us here in the states. I don’t know about y’all, but I roller coaster through the gamut of emotions on a daily basis. One minute I’m like it will be okay. It surely will…right? And the next I’m in a quick sell everything and get out while

This Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Winter Solstice Adventure series! Click to head out into the trees to brew your own evergreen solstice tea!

Wonder Wednesday 64: Evergreen Solstice Tea!

  Did you check out yesterday’s post for 7 ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice? Well, today’s Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Solstice Adventure series!  This month we head out into the trees to make evergreen tea! I love all kinds of tea as much as I love chocolate, so I am especially excited

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The FCC is voting to end net neutrality on Dec. 14th. Congress can still stop the vote, but only if we make them. Go to https://www.battleforthenet.com to #StoptheFCC and defend net neutrality before it’s too late.   Net neutrality affects everyone who uses the Internet. This protest is for all of us. Here’s a big

The Winter Solstice is December 21, how will you celebrate? Click for 7 ideas to creatively connect with nature this solstice!

7 Ways to Celebrate Winter Solstice!

  The Winter Solstice is next week, December 21 in the northern hemisphere, how will you celebrate? Not sure? Haven’t thought a thing about it? Or don’t even know what I’m talking about? Well, here are 7 fun ways to take a break from the holiday hubbub, and creatively connect with nature – and tomorrow,

The last month of the year we work to tie up loose ends and accomplish outstanding goals. Click to check out new creative completion inspiration!

New Nature Inspiration!

  As we enter into the last month of the year, we work to tie up loose ends and accomplish our outstanding goals for the year. This month, I am super excited to share the goals I finally finished - and I hope you like them and maybe consider gifting some to yourself or your

Happy Wonder Wednesday 63! This time of year we seem to have lots of scrap paper, so why not up-cycle it into seed balls? Click to make your own!

Wonder Wednesday 63: Spread Seed Cheer!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 63! This time of year we seem to have lots of scrap paper, so why not up-cycle it into seed balls? I’ve been having a blast making these with my young students, and am looking forward to making them with the older ones soon. There are so many possibilities for variations

Learn more about color and color theory in the Exploring Color With Wing 3 part blog series! Click to start applying more color theory to your art making and nature experiences!

Seed Swap: Color’s Power

Over the past few weeks our adventure in color exploration has been really fun, don’t you think? From looking at the ways color influences our lives and our art in part 1 Color as an Influencer, to looking at a few Masters of Color in part 2, to playing with Seasonal Palettes in our art

Welcome to week 3 of the Explore Color with Wings color theory series! Click to check out Seasonal palettes of color theory and make your own seasonal palette project!

Explore Color with Wings: Part 3 Seasonal Palettes

  It’s part 3 of our Exploring color series and this week we’re looking at the palettes that make up seasonal moods and feelings. Throughout the year, color affects us in obvious and subtle ways – the pinks and yellow of spring, the rich greens of summer, the reds and golds of fall, and the blue

Welcome to week 2 of the Explore Color with Wings color theory series! Click to check out 3 masters of color theory and learn some application techniques!

Explore Color with Wings: Part 2 Masters of Color

  Welcome to week 2 of the Explore Color with Wings color theory series! This week let’s look at 3 artists I deem to be masters of color theory. They understand and use color in ways that exhibit their very deep knowledge of color. They internalize: how hues react with each other in powerful ways, how light constantly affects color, how to

Check out the replay of my Montessori foundation webcast give Nature for the Holidays fo rlots of green gift giving ideas that give all year!

Montessori Foundation Webcast Give Nature for the Holidays

Did you miss the live webcast? Never fear! here’s the replay! Get lots of super fun ideas on making your holiday shopping season fun, stress free, nature centric, and good for both people and planet! Give the gifts that build creative nature connections and memories that last a lifetime. The gift of your time and

Explore color with wings 3 part blog series and contest! Click to expand your understanding and application of color theory in your nature art journaling!

Explore Color With Wings: Part 1 Color as an Influencer

  Last Sunday I spoke live in Kiala Givehand’s Artsy Meet-up about color. I love color and I LOVE color theory. It is fascinating to me and was my favorite classes in art school. Color continues to amaze and perplex me, in an awesome way, of course.   I know everyone couldn’t be there, so I decided

How will you keep nature and creativity in front of the holiday rush? Click to discover 4 November nature art challenges to keep you creatively connecting!

A Little Art and A Little Nature Everyday: 4 Challenges

  It’s the last day of October, and starting tomorrow life will shift into full speed holiday mode. When this time of year hits, time for nature and art can be a great release from the rush. And when we think we don’t have the time is when we need it more! I planned to offer you an art challenge of

This Wonder Wednesday 62, we go LIVE with Kiala Givehand and make folded nature journals and fun nature inspired process art!

Wonder Wednesday 62: Process Nature Art

    Happy Wonder Wednesday 62!  This month, we went live again! Yay! It was so fun this summer, I decided I’d try to do a live Wonder Wednesday once each season, so here we are for fall. Join my guest Kiala Givehand and me to make a folded book from one piece of paper, and then fill

Fall is a great time to celebrate apples so Click for 5 ideas for fall apple centered creative nature connection fun with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

5 Ways to Fall for Apples!

    One of my favorite things about fall is apple picking. I can’t do it in Florida, but the rare times I’m in Virginia in fall, I definitely take full eating advantage of all the fresh apples! I can’t even eat apples from the store other times of year because the fresh Virginia apples

How can we de stress in tumultuous times? Turn to the flowers and nature. They are there for your every time. Click to get ideas at Wings, Worms, and Wonder

Flowers In Joy and Sadness

I don’t know about y’all, but the past year has been a life rollercoaster like none I’ve ridden to date. I’m pretty exhausted. I know I have to stay strong and vigilant though, and I plan to. How do we do that in tumultuous times? Turning to nature is always a great antidote for sadness