While I’ve been interested in nature journaling for years, I’ve struggled to develop a good journaling habit. I am lucky enough to live on a lake, which seems like an ideal place to observe nature. But in fact, most of the birds and animals I see are so far away it’s hard to make out details, even with binoculars. Cold weather and poor health have made it hard to get outside where I might get a better look. Then two pieces of advice changed everything for me.Continue reading Diagramming Bald Eagles: My Nature Journal Project
On our trip to Utah, I made a point of drawing daily. But my real goal was to journal about the natural world. Inspired by The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, I made an effort to more closely observe my surroundings and to ask questions about what I saw. I found myself looking around for the answers as well.Continue reading How Nature Journaling Inspired Me To Solve A Mystery
Yesterday, I watched a video on nature journaling that I found really inspiring. While it does include a few drawing tips, what I loved about it was the suggestions for questions to ask and things to think about to help you come to knew insights and deeper consideration of the world around you.Continue reading Video: Nature Journaling Tips from John Muir Laws
Our recent vacation to Utah was an opportunity for me to keep up with my goal of drawing daily, so I carried my nature journal everywhere I went. I drew landscapes, dinosaur tracks, and ancient artifacts, but the most educational session of the trip was the time I spent drawing a common raven (Corvus corax). I learned lots about ravens and one very important thing about drawing.Continue reading What I Learned by Drawing Ravens
Inktober magic is happening. I am drawing more and more.