Back in August, I got to spend a day up in the mountains with my nature journal. Inspired by the beautiful scenery, my excitement quickly turned to frustration. I didn’t have the skills I needed to capture the landscapes around me with watercolor paints. My disappointment nearly ruined the trip for me. I had to remind myself that I’m a beginner and do not understand how watercolors work. Yet.Continue reading What To Do When Your Watercolor Sucks
The Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference starts on Wednesday. I’m both excited and apprehensive. While in some ways it’s easier to attend a virtual conference than a live one, I’m still afraid of missing anything. Five full days of content is a lot to digest at once. Yes, it will be recorded. But I know me. A recording I can watch any time I may never watch at all.Continue reading Dealing with FOMO: How I Am Planning for Wild Wonder 2020
It’s time again for me to take a little break from blogging, so I’ve decided to take the month of … More September Siesta
My whole life, I’ve been interested in drawing birds and animals, and now that I nature journal, capturing their appearance with quick, accurate sketches has become even more important to me. But wild animals don’t hang around long and birds rarely sit still.Continue reading An Easy Way To Practice Drawing Live Animals
On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenge of getting started on something we dream of doing. It seems crazy to … More Afraid to Create? Of Course!