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
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
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.
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!
This great quote on birdsongs is from the book by Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. This book is really one of the best I’ve read in quite a while – especially on the human need for nature topic. I can’t recommend it enough to
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! This week is really exciting with the release of my new book Pressed: An Herbarium Inspired Art Journal! I am totally in love with this project and I hope you love it to! So to celebrate the new book and all the potential fun you can have with pressed flowers, I
I'm so excited to announce that my newest book - Pressed: An Herbarium Inspired Art Journal - releases today!!! This book really inspires me. Pressed flowers have always been a part of my nature journaling practice - even before I knew I had a nature journaling practice! And the fact that I was able
To celebrate reaching 1000 followers on Instagram, I’m having a giveaway! Head to @wingswormsandwonder on Instagram. Then, follow me and look for the graphic above to get the details and play along! The giveaway starts today and the winner is announced Friday 4/28/17! Get your comments in before midnight 4/27/17. Good luck!
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?