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.
Come with me as I peruse the pages of my last journal, sharing drawings and peppering the video with rants about the benefits of journaling. One journal usually spans three to five months of my life.