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

When Art, Science, and Women Collide we get amazing work! Click to check out the work of Orra White Hitchcock and get inspired for your nature journaling!

When Art, Science, and Women Collide: Orra White Hitchcock

  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

We've painted with petals and printed with leaves, now it's time to petal print! Click to get your free Wonder Wednesday 72 petal printing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 72: Petal Printing

  We’ve painted with a flower petal and printed with leaves, so now it’s time to print with petals! As we learned in the Wonder Wednesday 36 activity Chlorophyll Collage Prints, leaves get their green color from chlorophyll, but where do flowers get their color? Well, it varies. In plants, just like in animals, genetics decide what

3 journal making tutorials from my World of Wonder conference presentation! Click to learn how to make 3 easy and fun journal styles the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

World of Wonder

  The World of Wonder Conference in Chicago last week was simply fantastic! I got so much inspiration and so many ideas I can’t wait to share them here. It was also so wonder-ful to meet so many awesome people working everyday to keep humans and nature connected in so many unique, mindful, fun ways.

It's Wonder Wednesday 71! Click to learn how to step by step draw a damsel fly the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Wonder Wednesday 71: Draw a Damsel Fly

  I had such fun teaching an insect anatomy nature journal class last week, that I thought what a great Wonder Wednesday project! Not to mention why not celebrate all the awesome summer insects flying around these days? Cicadas, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, even mosquitoes – insects are cool! The neat part of anatomy – in most

Let wonder make the ordinary extraordinary! Click to get everyday ideas and practical tips from Wings, Worms, and Wonder today!

Let Ordinary Be Extraordinary: A Confessional

  In the current flashy fast modern life, I dare to say ordinary is exactly what we need. A constant media barrage of horrific events and tumultuous political climates – all on top of regular life challenges, it is tough to keep that glass half full outlook. To find respite, look to the little things, the simple pleasures. Spend time

Join Watercolor Artist & Nature Journaling Teacher, Kelly Johnson and Printmaker & Book Binding Teacher, Kiala Givehand for two days of creative immersion at Flow Studio in Neptune Beach, Florida! Click to learn more and register!

Books and Brushes Summer Art Retreat!

Books & Brushes: An Art Journaling and Watercolor Beach Retreat I’m super excited to invite you to a very special event this August! It’s a creative retreat I’m co-hosting at the beach! Join me and Kiala Givehand for a two day creative immersion retreat at Flow Studio in Neptune Beach, Florida! The two-day, hands-on retreat starts on day one with blank pages that become handmade