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3 journal making tutorials from my World of Wonder conference presentation! Click to learn how to make 3 easy and fun journal styles the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

World of Wonder

  The World of Wonder Conference in Chicago last week was simply fantastic! I got so much inspiration and so many ideas I can’t wait to share them here. It was also so wonder-ful to meet so many awesome people working everyday to keep humans and nature connected in so many unique, mindful, fun ways.

It's Wonder Wednesday 71! Click to learn how to step by step draw a damsel fly the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Wonder Wednesday 71: Draw a Damsel Fly

  I had such fun teaching an insect anatomy nature journal class last week, that I thought what a great Wonder Wednesday project! Not to mention why not celebrate all the awesome summer insects flying around these days? Cicadas, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, even mosquitoes – insects are cool! The neat part of anatomy – in most

Let wonder make the ordinary extraordinary! Click to get everyday ideas and practical tips from Wings, Worms, and Wonder today!

Let Ordinary Be Extraordinary: A Confessional

  In the current flashy fast modern life, I dare to say ordinary is exactly what we need. A constant media barrage of horrific events and tumultuous political climates – all on top of regular life challenges, it is tough to keep that glass half full outlook. To find respite, look to the little things, the simple pleasures. Spend time

Get your copy of the new Wings, Worms, and Wonder book - Wonder and Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Guide!

Wonder Wednesday 70: Kitchen Propagation!

It’s Wonder Wednesday 70 and this month we’re growing plants in the kitchen from our dinner leftovers! It’s kitchen propagation! This activity is modified a taste of the  “RE-Grow Gardening” activity from my new book ….. Wonder and Wander   Which released today! Hooray! It’s been 3 years coming, so the fact that today is actually here is hugely

Join Watercolor Artist & Nature Journaling Teacher, Kelly Johnson and Printmaker & Book Binding Teacher, Kiala Givehand for two days of creative immersion at Flow Studio in Neptune Beach, Florida! Click to learn more and register!

Books and Brushes Summer Art Retreat!

Books & Brushes: An Art Journaling and Watercolor Beach Retreat I’m super excited to invite you to a very special event this August! It’s a creative retreat I’m co-hosting at the beach! Join me and Kiala Givehand for a two day creative immersion retreat at Flow Studio in Neptune Beach, Florida! The two-day, hands-on retreat starts on day one with blank pages that become handmade

Wonder and Wander the book is almost here! Get the details on the Wonder Wednesday live and giveaway as well as summer art classes at Flow Studio!

Wander through June in Wonder!

  School is out (or nearly out), summer is officially around the corner and I imagine everyone is ready for the nostalgia that summer brings –watermelon, ocean breezes, and bare feet. Summer is amazing. It affords us the time to explore ideas and projects that we put off during the school year. It also offers

To celebrate the upcoming release of Wonder and Wander, this Wonder Wednesday's activity is a sneak peak version of one of the activities in the book!

Wonder Wednesday 69: Wondering & Wandering

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! If you follow me on Instagram (@wingswormsandwonder) you’ve seen at least one of the many new illustrations I’ve posted each day from my upcoming book Wonder and Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Activity Guide!     I’m super excited about the fact that Wonder and Wander is nearly a reality! It’s been

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Updated and Compliant Privacy Policy

  A little more info on what all this is about,  & why you should reconfirm your Wonder Wedensday email subscription: I’m sure you’ve seen countless emails about the GDPR — General Data Protection Regulation — that went into effect 5/25/18. It’s basically a regulation that says businesses must be more transparent than ever before about what they are

Raise a caterpillar and hatch a butterfly! Click to learn more about the caterpillar stage of the lifecycle with Wings, Worms and Wonder!

Eat, Poop, Repeat: The Life of a Caterpillar

  If you follow me on Instagram, You may be following along with the growth of my backyard Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars. I love to observe the life of the caterpillar and its metamorphosis into butterfly. It’s full of slow paced action (eating and pooping), mystery (when will they go into chrysalis), suspense (when will

Photo walks are fun ways to encourage friends and family who prefer an ipad to a lily pad to start creatively connecting with nature! Click to learn how!

Wonder Wednesday 68: Let’s Take a Photo Walk!

  This month we’re taking a photo walk! Happy Wonder Wednesday 68! Photo walks are really fun ways to get outside, hone our “seeing” skills, and encourage friends and family who prefer an ipad to a lily pad to start creatively connecting with nature! They seamlessly blend place connection & nature with the tech we all

The power of sharing story, nature and flow is the strength behind the book Nature’s Healing Spirit: Real Life Stories to Nurture the Soul. Click for review of Sheri McGregor's new book!

Nature’s Healing Spirit

Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.    

Listen for nature's whispers, seeks nature's signs, and learn to read the book of nature with this Wings, Worms, and Wonder Wonder Wednesday Nature's Signs Scavenger Hunt Activity! Click to join the fun and get your printable!

Wonder Wednesday 67: Nature’s Signs Scavenger Hunt with PDF!

  It’s officially spring now in the northern hemisphere, and officially autumn in the southern. This means lots of changes are afoot in nature. So what better time to get out and listen for nature’s whispers, seeks nature’s signs, and learn to read the book of nature. It offers so much information about our local world!

when we immerse ourselves into the process of art making and nature connecting, rather than possessing the finished product, we are open to so many possibilities in our creative process. Click to discover lots of Wings, Worms, and Wonder creative nature connection tips and art tricks!

Let the Process BE the Product: Tips for Creatively Connecting with Nature, and interview with the Alchemy of Art Podcast

  Happy March everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the final days of winter and the wonder of the beginnings of spring (or summer and fall if you are in the southern hemisphere). March 20 is the official date for the Vernal Equinox, aka first day of spring, so there will be lots of seasonal changes

Got winter blues? Pick up a flower bouquet and get painting with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! Click to learn how to make your own petal paint!

Wonder Wednesday 66: Petal Painting

Happy Wonder Wednesday 66! February is the thick of winter, so if your neck of the woods is short on color and foliage these days, hop over to the store and pick up a cheerful bouquet and get petal painting! Once spring rolls around, you can head out for a walk and try this one

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