Join Wings, Worms, and Wonder on a studio visit! Artist's studios are like peeks into their minds. I am very happy to introduce you to octogenarian painter Gary Mahan. Click to join me in his studio!

Studio Visit With Gary Mahan!

  This week, let’s take a studio visit! Artist’s studios are like peeks into their minds. You not only get to see art work in many stages, perhaps even more interesting you get to see all the fun little things that inspire their art and which tell the stories of their lives.     The

Need some help getting into a good creative flow? Click here for 5 tips form Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

5 Steps to Creative Flow

  I admit, ever since this virus struck getting into really focused creative flow- or anything requiring sustained focused for that matter – has been difficult. This is disturbing to me personally, because I am normally a very focused and productive person.     My lapse in productivity and focus has also given me a chance

Ally is a Verb: An offering by Wings, Worms, and Wonder for white people to begin to be better allies in nature and beyond!

Ally is a Verb: An offering

  This week’s post is different. This spring and this past week have been different. The past week’s events have made us cry, fight, hug, break apart, and come together in ways unseen in my lifetime. For this I am on some accounts thankful, and on others a whole other range of emotions I know

Discover a world outside the bounds of time and space while connecting to place with Wings, Worms, and Wonder, through the photographs of Erik Johansson!

Magic, Imagination, & Place: The Work of Erik Johansson

  “For me, creating an image is like creating a place. A place that feels familiar, but with a twist that causes the viewer to stop short.” ~ Erik Johansson Place connection is something I feature fairly often as it applies to nature journaling and connection. It’s something we as humans long for, but can seem

Citrus Season tradition, stories, and inspired gifts to brighten your days! Click here for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder scoop on citrus!

Citrus Season: Traditions, Stories, and Treats!

  I am so excited because we are finally on the eve of citrus season! Citrus has a long history of symbolism and tradition, as well as nutrition and medicine. This cheerful bright fruit inspired humans and lit up the winter months for centuries. (A gorgeous illustration that’s lit up our lives for decades from

Happiness is something we always want. Increase your nature connections and joy by savoring with Professor Laurie Santos and Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Nature, Happiness, and Savoring: the Work of Laurie Santos

  Happiness. It’s constantly touted to us as something we all want to have all the time – and often as something that if we don’t have it, something is wrong with us. Well, life is a balance of dualities right? And we can’t have one side without the other. Without sadness, anger, frustration, and so

Make an Action Inspiration Jar - with PDF!

Wonder Wednesday 85: Make an Action Inspiration Jar – with PDF!

  Happy autumnal equinox week! This month’s exploration of the sublime aspects of nature and the recent hurricanes can lead us far from action and instead to wanting  to run and hide under the covers from all things nature – and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a real thing called ecophobia and if

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

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