thank you so much for the inspiration. I home school my children. My eldest (all girls) have sketching journals throughout the school year. You have inspired me to take it to the next level. We are going to summer school using nature journals.
Mommy of 4 Princessses. I also homeschooled my 3 children. They are all grown up now, 26, 24, 22. We used the Charlotte Mason method along with other things. We were all out in nature, and recording it in notebooks and journals. Every year in April we went "looking for spring" suited up in old clothes and boots and waded through streams, and along pond edges looking for skunk cabbage, salamanders, turtles and frogs eggs. I am so happy that you're finding this useful!
This is a wonderful blog post. How can I follow you?
Hi Marilyn, You can follow this blog by signing up in the right hand side bar under the big box that says "STAY HAPPY FOLLOW by Email" So glad you're enjoying the posts and video! ~ Jan
Thank You Jan. I was using my phone this morning but now that I am on my computer I can see how to follow :-) I thoroughly enjoyed your video, I now must get the courage to try nature journalling myself.
This is your best blog post yet to date! Your online class looks like it's going to be great!
Hi, you've probably already addressed this but do you keep a journal only for Nature? I tend to mix it into my regular journal thinking one book for everything. Not sure if I am satisfied with that.
Hi Diane, I journal everything together in one sketchbook. Because nature is my favorite subject 90% of the entries are nature journal pages with the occasional food, town, or people sketch thrown in. I tried keeping separate journals for different themes....too complicated. I think for me keeping just one book really documents the flow of my life and the enormous part nature plays in it.
Hi Jan. I have been a secret admirer of your art journals for a long time. I loved your mini class on Vimeo. Thanks for generously sharing for free. I want to be more regular at keeping a nature journal. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hi Jan, This is a great post, I loved the video mini class, and your introduction was fab. I'm super busy with work and have been really bogged down - but you've inspired me to remember I need to make time for my nature journaling,a and realise how much I'm missing it. I know your new on-line class is going to be amazing!Every good wish to you.x
This is just wonderful, Jan, thank you for sharing!
Fantastic post, definitely speaks to my soul! If it wasn't so sweltering hot I would start right now. Think I will wait until dawn :) Thank you for the inspiration and motivation!
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