Make Mistakes or Make Nothing

I had a great idea after the Wild Wonder conference. Inspired by various talks, I decided I wanted to start … More Make Mistakes or Make Nothing

How to Nature Journal Even Though You Are Tired

As I feared , I didn’t have the energy to attend all the sessions of the wonderful Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference . Since I was still interested in participating as much as possible, I took note of the daily challenges, but wasn’t sure I had the steam for them. Fortunately, one of the first sessions I attended gave me a tool to deal with this problem.

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What To Do When Your Watercolor Sucks

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.

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An Easy Way To Practice Drawing Live Animals

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.

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Keep It Short: A Less-Is-More Approach to Nature Journaling

One of the lessons I learned from Nature Journal July was “less is more.” While I gave myself permission to do just ten minutes a day, it took me most of the month to appreciate the value of short journaling sessions.

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