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
Today, a respected colleague said how as teachers, it’s important to get students thinking about what they are doing rather than offering a “Just Add Water” experience. She said she appreciated how my approach to teaching was not “Just Add Water.” What a timely compliment in a world of quick fixes, sound bytes, and
Y’all know I love a good female nature inspired artist who makes her art her way regardless of the social norms of what women were/are “allowed” to do. I’ve written lots about Beatrix Potter and Anna Botsford Comstock over the years. And on the blog we’ve looked at many more female identified nature artists from
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.
Hello Everyone! It’s been a month and I’m back from blog-cation all refreshed and ready for lots of creative nature connection adventures with Wings, Worms, and Wonder! I’ve been seeing so many rainbows this month! Over the blog-cation, besides teaching workshops, traveling and hanging out at the beach, I read some great
Happy Wonder Wednesday 56! Since this month is National Poetry Month, we’re going to have a little fun with found poetry! Found poems: “take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters,
Do you ever come across the conundrum of wanting to collage flowers, but not having any on hand? Or what about looking up something in an old book and a bunch of flowers or leaves fall out that you intended to make something with, but then forgot about? I’ve always wanted a flower press, but never
Today I am very happy to offer you this guest post by contributor Amy Parmelee!! From the backyard to the schoolyard to the neighborhood yard… I think this is a great activity and is easily adapted for school and community learning environments! And Amy even provided pdf printables of her Bio-inventory sheets to get you started!
It’s Day 2 of the Draw Deeper Into Nature Special Artist Interview Series!! Today we get expressive with Tara Leaver! Tara is an artist living in England who paints gorgeous natural landscape inspired imagery. Beyond creating her own beautiful images, she also teaches others how to let their artist within loose with her many
Today I am really excited, I know I say that a lot but I’m especially excited today, because the Draw Deeper Into Nature Artist Interview series kicks off!! This week is going to be great because everyday we get to meet a different featured artist from my upcoming brand new eCourse Draw Deeper Into