Tag: nature journaling

Following inspiration: Nasturtiums

Following inspiration: Nasturtiums

On this particular day, I wandered around looking for something to capture my attention. The nasturtium flowers were in full bloom and I have been wanting to study them. Here is a series of photos showing the process of how I nature journaled this page. 

Drowning in the details? Intention is the lifeline that can get you out.

Drowning in the details? Intention is the lifeline that can get you out.

Sometimes during a nature journaling session, I find myself getting caught up in drawing minute details: every feather, hundreds of pollen specks, or pinecone scales . This can be painfully time-consuming! Sometimes I might want to show this level of detail because its a point 

Numbers in Nature Journaling

Numbers in Nature Journaling

Today we explored different ways to incorporate numbers in our nature journaling. Tips on how to train ourselves to count and measure more in our observations. From counting petals, estimating groups of birds, or measuring the length, learn ways to visually display your numeric observations, 

PG Museum series: #1 Native Plants (Video)

PG Museum series: #1 Native Plants (Video)

Nature Journal at the Museum Series Nature Journaling is far more than knowing how to sketch. It’s about reconnecting to nature, observing what lies around us, and deepening our relationship to the natural world through curiosity and wonder. Spark in Nature’s Melinda Nakagawa and Pacific 

Galaxies in petunias

Galaxies in petunias

This year my petunias are overflowing with blossoms! They remind me of the starry night sky. A deep blue-purple with spattered white markings that fade around the margins- like galaxies! It makes me so happy look at them. This morning it was my inspiration for 

July 26: Words – Telling a story

July 26: Words – Telling a story

What we’ll be doing By incorporating words with pictures, the nature journal become more that a record of an experience, but tells a story of what happened during time in nature. This Sunday we’ll look at using descriptive words, simile, and simple poetry in our 

Extra-ordinary: Squash blossoms

Extra-ordinary: Squash blossoms

This week’s topic in one of my nature journal classes was FLOWERS. I taught about basic flower anatomy- petals, sepals, stamen and pistil, to name a few. We looked at a few of the more common plant families and characteristics of their flowers. With this 

July 19: Words in your journal (Video)

July 19: Words in your journal (Video)

What we’ll be doing Nature journaling is made up of words, pictures and numbers to record our experience in nature. This Sunday we’ll be exploring different ways to incorporate WORDS in our nature journal pages. Adding words (such as labels, titles, questions, thoughts, etc) makes