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Beauty is in replanting and rebuilding together. Click to learn more about building community around sublime frightening nature and the climate crisis, and directly support the Bahamas relief effort with Wings, Worms, and Wonder..

Beyond Hurricane Dorian: Sublime Connections

  “We are experiencing sublime conditions of horror, you know?” ~Erica Moiah James, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami, founding director and chief curator of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. (citation) In light of the past week, this quote, and last month’s blog series

See the sublime beauty of severe weather the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday activity recipe for tasty nature danger fun!

Wonder Wednesday 84: Sublime Snacking – A fun recipe for when nature gets scary

What did you think about Schopenhauer’s Sublime? Did it get you considering the nature encounters you’ve had that may have been frightening at the time? Did those encounters exude beauty despite the danger? Do fear inducing nature encounters seem more beautiful when observed through secondary experience – like on a film – or is it the primary experience that

Explore with Wings, Worms, and Wonder Schopenhauer's idea of how frightening aspects of nature can brings sublime awe. Click to hear my rattlesnake story!

Schopenhauer’s Nature: Fear, Beauty, and the Sublime

  Idyllic, picturesque, awe inspiring, sublime. The words running through my head as I gaze upon a pristine natural spring in the forest. Right up until I hear my sister-out-law say, “Y’all!!! I almost just stepped on a pygmy rattlesnake!!!!!” We snap out of, “yay! a weekend getaway at a beautiful spring cabin,” mode and into hyper responsible

It's World Watercolor Month! Click for a Wings, Worms, and Wonder printable watercolor funsheet for you to celebrate summer nature.

Wonder Wednesday 83: Watercolor Funsheet!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 83! And happy last day of World Watercolor Month! This month I have a printable watercolor funsheet for you celebrating summer nature. Also, if you are new to watercolor, be sure to click and check out my Watercolor Basics Video series and Setting up For Watercolor Success Videos on You Tube! Find a

July is world watercolor month! Click to get ideas and projects to participate the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

July is World Watercolor Month!

  In 2016, July was dubbed “World Watercolor Month” by “Charlie O’Shields, the creator of Doodlewash®… His own love of the medium led to the creation of a blog and social artist movement dedicated to promoting and connecting the vast community of watercolor artists all over the world.” Well, even though I didn’t know July

Learn to grow and draw cosmos flowers! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder how to!

Wonder Wednesday 82: Cosmos Creativity

    Cosmos are one of my favorite summer flowers. They are so simple, yet so cheerful – and best of all – so easy to grow! And by easy I mean they really don’t care if I take care of them! Hooray for easy and prolific flowers!   I got the idea for this activity from this

Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists! Click for 5 nature inspired books and a Wings, Worms, and Wonder "After Reading Fun" ideas to go with each!

5 Nature Inspired Summer Reading Books!

  Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists with 5 nature inspired books and “Further Fun” ideas to go with each! Research shows that connecting with nature in person, and through nature reading, writing, and art making helps build empathy. This is such an important ability

Create your own cyanometer and track blue skies throughout the seasons in your nature journal! Click to make your own with Wings, Worms, and Wonder and discover what blue sky wonders reveal themselves to you over time!

Wonder Wednesday 81: Summer Cyanometers

  Summer is on its way, and blue skies abound! So why not make a nature journaling project inspired by them? In all my years of loving all things cyan, I recently discovered the cyanometer. What in the world is that you ask? Great question! It’s a historic device that measures the blue of the

Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański! Click to learn more and get inspired to make your own clashes with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Blending Organic and Geometric: The Art of Stanisław Wyspiański

  Floral and geometrics combine super powers in the turn-of-the-century art work of Stanisław Wyspiański. The turn of the 20th century that is!   Self Portrait, (1869-1907)   Today, the designers and trend forecasters call this blending of organics and geometrics “floral clash,” but this technique is anything but new. A quick search will reveal countless

Click to take a Wonder Wednesday 80 poetry walk and to make a nature sensory pyramid poem!

Wonder Wednesday 80: Nature Pyramid Poems!

  Happy Earth Day Week! I hope everyone has gotten a couple chances to get outdoors and enjoy our big beautiful wonder filled natural world this week! And how about an opportunity to create the new Dandelion Delight nature art project? These often overlooked wildflowers are the early jewels of the spring season and worth

April is a month of many things, click for a Wings, Worms, and Wonder round-up of nature fun to keep you and yours creatively connecting all month long!

Getting Out in the Garden

  It’s spring garden time! Even in those places where snow may still be on the ground, gardening is in the forefront of people’s minds. Daffodils are popping up, loquat trees are fruiting, and the March winds are blowing in the April showers. April is a month of many things: Earth Day (4/22),  National Poetry

Celebrate the spring winds with some Wings, Worms, and Wonder kite flying creative nature connection fun! Click to learn how to make your own kites!

Wonder Wednesday 79: Go Fly a Kite!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! I hope everyone has been having a great time in this past week since the equinox. Whether you are entering spring or fall, it’s a time of transition to explore and enjoy. So what better way to celebrate the traditional March winds than with a kite! These little kites are easy

Make time to enjoy the equinox transition! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder ideas to spark wonder in the seasonal transition!

Plans & Projects: The Equinox is Almost Here!

  The equinox is March 20! So whether you are welcoming spring or fall, depending on where you are in the world, I hope you find some time to enjoy the seasonal transition. Transition times can be very energizing and motivating! When I saw this quote, I knew I wanted to share it. I have

Decks of all sorts are the rage these days. Why not make your own!? Click for the Wonder Wednesday 78 activity and make a nature inspiration deck!

Wonder Wednesday 78: Make a Nature Inspiration Deck

  Decks of all sorts are the rage these days, and a quick search on Instagram will pull up more pictures than you can comprehend, but the idea isn’t new. They’ve actually been around since the 15th century! From the 15th – 19th century, tarot was the key player, but since the 1800s oracle decks have

Join me in the live online Class Pull Pen Paint!

Pull, Pen, Paint! Will you join me?

Guess what? I’m teaching nature journaling in the upcoming online course – Pull Pen Paint: Strengthen Your Intuition with Journaling, Art, Tarot & Oracle Cards   It starts March 1, & since this is year 3 of the course hosted by Kiala Givehand,, there’s already a ton of content in the class waiting for you if you

Ekphrasis the word and idea, offers a well of ideas for how we can creatively interpret our encounters with nature's whispers and wonder into our nature art journals. Click to get ideas from Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Ekphrastic? What the ek is that?

  I learned a new word this week – ekphrastic. It means: “Ekphrasis, or ecphrasis, comes from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic. It is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or

The Creative Connections Inspiration Deck by Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

The Creative Connections Inspiration Deck

Now Available! This photography focused deck is great for anyone looking to add a little nature inspiration to their journaling – or a little journaling to their nature experiences! Each card features a full color photograph taken by me on one side, and a prompt on the other. The set includes: 54 cards in a

Creatively explore symmetry! Click to draw nature's symmetry 3 ways with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 77: Nature Symmetry Drawn 3 Ways

  Symmetry is a great topic to creatively explore because of all the opportunities nature offers us! From animals to plants to snowflakes, symmetry and asymmetry abound in our natural world. So in this Wonder Wednesday 77 activity, we’re playing with 3 types of symmetry in our nature journals – reflection, rotational, and point symmetry.

Why do snowflakes have 6 points? Click to learn why and how to make your own 6 sided snowflakes the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Make Your Own Winter Snowflake Wonder!

  Happy new year! I am thrilled because it’s only 2 weeks into the new year and we already had a good snowfall! Now, to y’all in the north, this is no biggie, but for me it’s like a shot of coveted winter wonder! If you follow me on IG (@wingswormsandwonder) you know I love snow and snowflakes,

Click for Wonder Wednesday ideas for getting cozy and making your own Spiced Solstice drink - right from the tropics to warm you up!

Wonder Wednesday 76: Solstice, Snails, and Spice

  Well, here we are again! The Winter Solstice is upon us, encouraging us to cozy up – whether we have snow falling or sunshine! In this last Wonder Wednesday of the year, I offer you a few ideas for getting cozy, celebrating, and making your own Spiced Solstice drink – right from the tropics to warm