Happy new year everyone! I’m excited for all the cool plans I have for providing fun and valuable content and art this year. But to start with I’m gonna share this video to give you an idea of what I was up to during my winter break.
The end of the year is a good time to reflect on the finitude of your life. Mortality is a good thing and in this video I show an exercise that can help you use the awareness of own mortality to improve yourself.
Do you know someone who has an interesting journal-keeping practice or story? If so, I would love to know because I’m lining up people to interview.
It is easy to think that nature journaling is just about drawing plants and animals when it is actually so much more. In this video I describe some of the key characteristics that make nature journaling so revolutionary and accessible.
I had to cancel the nature journaling field trip for today but here is a video that I made to motivate you to nature journal at home! Consider it your homework 🙂 I guarantee it will help you maintain your sanity if you are stuck inside from the smoke:
Please send me an email if you have any other good nature journaling ideas for indoors on rainy or smoky days!
In August I asked Tom Bihn Bags to send me one of their products to test for nature journaling and to use on my Tanzania trip. I already did an unboxing and first impressions review of “The Maker’s Bag” and this is my follow up in the field.
Check out the product description here: The Maker’s bag
Tom Bihn Bags is a company based in Seattle, Washington. They focus on functional design, ethical production, and high standards.
Here is my journaling behind the scenes from this week:
In addition to amping up my journaling practice I am also working to do a lot more videography and sharing of the process that goes into my work. Do you know what I am training for?
To boldly go where no journal has gone before…
Here is a short examination of a pitfall when learning any new skill. With a few easy exercises in your journal and a couple of useful resources you will be better prepared to deal with this common trap.
Our culture mostly values having skills while it mostly ignores the process of learning skills. The slow, repetitive, and often painful learning process of the beginner is not as sexy as the virtuostic performance of the master.
To become great at anything you most learn to love the slow, repetitive, practice. You must learn to reframe the nervousness, the discomfort, and the uncertainty as excitement, challenge, and opportunity.