Nature Journal Voyage in the Galapagos!

This Summer I will be nature journaling in the Galapagos Islands with John Muir Laws and a boat-full of nature journalers! The trip is already full but you can enjoy it vicariously through some of the videos, photos, and nature journal pages that I will share with you. (there might be more trips like this in the future too!)

I will also be making an illustrated publication based on my trip similar to my Tanzania Journals. This publication will be available for my Patreon supporters and through my website.

Let me know if there are any things about the Galapagos that you want me to share  with you.

 

Nature Journal Weird Carnivorous Plants!

Do you want to escape the cold and the rain to go on a nature journaling vacation to a tropical rain forest in February? You are in luck because on February 9th I will be leading a nature journaling field trip inside the bio-diverse greenhouses at California Carnivores in Sebastopol! This local business contains arguably the biggest collection of carnivorous plants in the world. Not only are these plants fascinating to study and beautiful to draw but many of them are also endangered. They also have many orchids, bromeliads, liverworts, and mosses.

RSVP  is required for this special class limited to 15 people. Please contact me directly at marley339 at gmail.com

In this class I will teach topics including: how to quickly capture the essence of complex shapes in our drawings, how to draw things we are intimidated by, and how to nature journal in visually overwhelming or information-dense settings.

The weather will be relatively mild, humid, and warm inside the greenhouses. Hats will be useful if it is sunny. We will not be walking much but the floor is uneven and made of gravel. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a folding stool if you have one that you like, a potluck item to share, utensils for yourself and water to drink. There is a bathroom on site. Unfortunately, this site is not wheelchair or scooter friendly.

We will meet at 10 am in the parking lot. Look for people standing around with sketchbooks.  Potluck lunch around 12:30.

Be prepared for mind-boggling plant forms and colors as well as a good dose of novelty-induced dopamine!

RSVP  is required for this special class limited to 15 people. Please contact me directly at marley339 at gmail.com

$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

The Nature Journal Show!

Those of you that follow my youtube channel have seen that I started a weekly nature journaling show! I am really excited about it and have been putting a lot of creative energy into it because I want to help all of you get more our of your nature journaling experience. Let me know if there are any topics you are particularly interested in for future episodes.

Tracking for Journalers: The Secret Language of Nature (San Francisco)

Do you want to take your nature observations to the next level? Do you want to see more animals and understand more of what is going on around you? Join this illuminating class to learn how tracking and nature journaling combined can make you a much more perceptive naturalist. We will go over fundamental tracking knowledge, awareness exercises to make you more observant, and specific ways to enrich your journal pages with a tracking perspective. Marley will also share photos, stories, and journal pages from tracking adventures on three continents.

All ages and experience levels are welcome.

No registration necessary, $20 suggested donation.

San Francisco: Tuesday 12:30-2:00
Crissy Field Center
1199 East Beach
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States

Journaling to Save the World

It was dark and drizzly as I started the engine of my car this morning.  The pale glow of the dashboard clock said 4:26 am as it blinked into life with the sound of my engine. The Wild Wonder nature journaling conference was over and it was time for me to head home.

Now that the intense few days of travel, teaching, sharing, listening, and networking are over it is time for us to get back to our daily lives, our work in the world. For me, nature journaling and journaling in general are big parts of my daily life AND my work in the world. One of the ways that I support the education that I am doing is through my Patreon page. Please watch this short video where I describe how you can help me spread this incredible important work:

https://www.patreon.com/MarleyPeifer

10 Landscape Painting Tips on a Hot Day!

Did you see my last video and want to learn more? In this one I share the technical side…Let me know where you are at in your learning journey. What do you need help with?

 

Nature Journaling Class at Pepperwood Preserve

I’m excited to be doing my first collaboration with the Pepperwood Preserve this year! On August 24th I will be teaching “Seeing More Through Nature Journaling” at their incredible 3,200 acre property. I went to a reptile walk there a couple months ago so I could nature journal and scope the place out. The vistas were impressive and fun to draw and I got in quick sketches of a blue-tailed skink, a pileated woodpecker, and a scorpion!

There are only a few people signed up for the class right now and if more don’t sign up we might have to cancel. If you know anyone who is interested please share with them.

The class is from 9am until 2pm. Bring nature journaling supplies such as sketchbook, pencil, watercolors if you have them and a backback or shoulder bag to carry them. Binoculars and small folding stools could also be useful. Be prepared for sun and heat by wearing a hat, applying sunscreen and bringing water. We will be walking less than a mile on relatively even hiking trails with some hills.Bring a lunch to eat on the trail.

For more information or to register click here

 

The Last Nature Journaling Adventure Video?

Join me on this foggy and cold nature journaling field trip to the biodiverse coastal dunes of Sonoma County!

This will be my last nature journal adventure post before my  trip to Tanzania!