How do you creatively connect with nature?
Is there even enough time in the day? Some days it seems like the answer is a giant NO!
I think that making space in our lives for nature and creativity to fuel our sense of wonder is so important I came in person today! Check out today’s vlog!!!
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There’s a zen proverb that goes: “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” The same goes for nature and creativity. When we think we are too busy for nature and creativity is when we need it most!
That’s one of the reasons I created the Draw Yourself Back to Nature eCourse. It is easier to make creative space for nature in the daily grind when we have an excuse and someone looking out for us. Let Draw Yourself Back to Nature be your excuse to stare at the leaves while drawing what you see, and let me look out for you as your guide.
Join the Blog Hop!!
As a kick off to the opening of the course registration, join me and the artists below for a super fun Blog Hop October 5-9!! There will be nature journal tutorials, inspiration, and even prizes!!! I’ll post links to the hoppers here each day.
Then, on October 9, I’m hosting a live session where I’ll teach you to make a simple nature journal from scratch, we can chat creative nature connection ideas, and y’all can ask me anything you like about Draw Yourself Back to Nature! Get the details and sign up for the live session here!
What do you need to do to join the hop?
Simply follow the links posted here on Wings, Worms, and Wonder each day, October 5-9, to the different Hoppers sites! Enjoy their inspiration, creative nature connection teachings, nature journal activities, and amazing talents!
What about those prizes & how you do you win?
Each day there will be a winner drawn randomly from the comments on the day’s post by the day’s hopper for their prize. All you need to do is comment on that day’s post!
The Friday, October 9, live session winner will be drawn live.
AND there will be big blog hop winners too!!
I will draw 2 lucky names from all the comments on all the posts all week to win free spots in the Draw Yourself Back to Nature eCourse!!! The more you comment the more chances you have to win!!!
All Blog Hop winners will be drawn Monday October 12, so be sure to have your comments posted by midnight October 11 est. The winners will be announced here on the blog Tuesday, October 13.
Okay!! Let’s Hop!!
I am so excited to share the work of these incredibly inspiring and talented artists and nature lovers in this blog hop!!
I hope you have a great time, I can’t wait to see your comments, and give away lots of prizes!!!!
What should you do now?
1. Learn more about Draw Yourself Back to Nature here.
2. Register for the live session here. There are only 50 spots! Registration will ensure you don’t miss a thing + get monthly Wonder Wednesday lessons right to your inbox!!
3. Check out the blog hoppers below and get psyched!!
4. Register for Draw Yourself Back to Nature here! (starting 10/5/15)
Meet Your Blog Hoppers!
Monday, October 5 – Kelly, me!
I’ll kick off the hop by teaching some basic watercolor painting techniques you can use in your nature journal! Learn more about me here!
You can also win a spot in the Connecting with Color: Color Theory for Nature Journaling self-paced eCourse!
Find my post right here on Wings, Worms, and Wonder!
Tuesday, October 6 – Jade Kuei of Mumbot!
Website: Portfolio of Jade Kuei Facebook: Jade Kuei Twitter: @mumbot
Tumbler: @mumbot Instagram: @mumbot Etsy: Mumbot
Wednesday, October 7 – Yuko Miki of Honeyberry Studios!
Yuko Miki is a mix-media artist, illustrator, and print-maker born and raised in a small town in Japan. She grew up surrounded by nature, playing make-beliefs in her family’s vegetable gardens and rice paddies.
Yuko lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, their black kitty, Sheppie, and two budgie parakeets, Gerty and Lenny.
Yuko will be giving away a small original nature drawing!!! (So awesome!! Can I win?)
Find Yuko’s Blog Hop post at: honeyberrydiary.com
Website: Honeyberry Studios Facebook: Honeyberry Studios
Instagram @honeyberrystudios Etsy: Honeyberry Studios
Thursday, October 8 – Carolyn Lucento of Magical Movement Company!
I created Magical Movement Company over twenty years ago as a way to enrich the learning experience of the people around me through Music, Dance, Drama, The Arts and Nature.
Over the years, I have worked and played with so many wonderful beings that I just had to create a “company” that includes all of them! I believe that we all learn through natural movement and the creative spirit within each of us.
That’s why the Montessori philosophy has worked so well for me in my profession as a Teacher, Site Director, Workshop Presenter, Montessori Preschool Owner, AMS Teacher-trainer and Orff-Schulwerk Music Specialist, Before I became a Montessorian, I owned a stained glass studio and before that I was an aspiring dancer!
Along the way, I have always loved gardening and spending time in nature. I love to write about my learning experiences with young children as well as the adults who care for them. if I’m not creating, then I’m definitely planning to create soon!
Friday, October 9 – Lisa DeYoung of the Mountain Mermaid!
Friday, October 9 – Me again in the Live Tutorial + Q&A Session, 1pm est.
I’l teach you, step by step, how to make your own easy bound nature journal. It’s my favorite go to journal for making with children and adults!
You can even make one along with me in the session if you like and come on screen to show yours off! Once you’re registered you’ll get a short supply list, you probably have everything you need on hand already.
Then we’ll talk nature journaling, making time for nature and creativity, why nature connection is important, and you can ask me questions about Draw Yourself Back to Nature, sparking sense of wonder through nature journaling and art, or about anything else you like!
I’ll be giving away a set of Nature Journal Prompt Cards live + a limited time surprise for everyone in the session!
Will you join us in the hop?
Comment below and let us know what part of the hop you are most interested in!
Your site and all the goodies are marvelous, Kelly!
Thank you so much!! I hope you have fun with the hop and get some ideas!! 🙂
Thank you so much Ruth!!!
Yay! This Vlog is so energizing, Kelly! Just today I got “drawn” back into nature in a big way. While I was preparing some photos for my post on the 8th, I was outdoors with my camera and the day was perfect. As I was taking pictures of the plants I am drawing, the sun warmed me up (but not too much, just pleasantly!) , there was a squirrel watching me from the trees above, a little sow bug (“roll poly”) crawled across my Montessori tray that I was photographing, and I discovered aphids on the back of one of the Basil leaves! Thank you so very much, Kelly, for bringing me back in touch with my nature loving side!
WOW Carolyn!! You hit the connection jackpot!!! I can’t wait to see these shots in your Draw Yourself Back to Nature Blog Hop post October 8!!!!
Great Information!! Love the excitement!!
Cant wait to learn from such master naturists!!
Thank you Bobbi!! I am so happy you liked it!! AN I am so happy you are hopping with us this week!
What a wonderful site! I think this would be great with the preschoolers–their parents are botanists 😉
Thank you Madeline!! Quite a compliment coming from botanist parents!! Enjoy!
We are a montessori family so this is right up are alley.
For sure Susan!! You are going to love the Day 4 post!
I love connecting with nature and I love to draw, so this is the perfect solution! I love to observe the smallest creatures up close and the intricate designs of flowers, leaves, and trees. Thanks for the inspiration!
Me too Vanessa! I’m glad you liked it and hope you’ve been having fun on the hop!