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

Draw spring tulips with style and whimsy! Click to play with this Wings, Worm, and Wonder nature art journaling Spring Tulip Sketch video tutorial!

Sketch Spring Flowers!

  Being half spring and half winter makes March a strange month weather wise. In the past week alone it seems like we’ve had all 4 seasons! I’m happy with either season, although I have a special fondness for winter, but who can resist the early spring flowers? To celebrate the early bloomers, this week

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

Leaves are so interesting, and are a great nature journaling example of how to break items into basic shapes. Click to try a fun WIngs, Worms, and Wonder leaf painting video tutorial!

Leaves: Bent, Curled, and Folded

In my nature journaling workshops and online classes, people often ask me how to draw or paint leaves that aren't flat. I love this question because I love to paint bent, curled, and folded leaves! Leaves are so interesting, and are a great nature journaling example of how breaking an item into it's basic shapes reveals

Winter watercolor nature journal inspiration using children's books! Click to get ideas and a fun project exploring whites in nature and watercolor!

Winter Whites: 3 Books & a Journal Project!

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?    

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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Wonder Wednesday 52: Wax Sheet Candles

As winter solstice approaches, and we snuggle in and join in the Danish tradition of Hygge, we must have candles!! Last year we made no wax candles, so this year we’re making wax sheet candles to keep that warm glow inspiring us through the longest night and all winter long!   Did you see yesterday’s

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Shop Live & Local This Weekend!

This Saturday 12/10/16 find me Live & Local!! I don’t do many local sales events, so if you’re in North Florida and want to save on shipping come on out and shop local direct from me! Your support really does mean a ton!! Cultivate Pop-Up!   Here you can find both my books and my sticker

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Mud Puddles to Meteors Journal Giveaway

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

Get the new Wings, Worms, and Wonder Creativity is our Nature print on Etsy!

Creativity is our Nature

I believe this whole heartedly, Creativity IS our nature! The drive to create in many and varied ways is deep in our nature as humans. It’s this drive, that I believe to be inherent in each of us, that inspires me to try my best and create a little something each day. It’s this drive that