You’re probably thinking it’s Thursday, why is she posting? Well, I have some exciting news to share today! I have been waiting so long to post officially this and get y’all in on the fun!

I am going to be a guest teacher in the Hali Karla Arts Spectrum 2016 course this year – and I have 1 spot to give-away here at my blog as part of the Give-Away Blog-Hop!


These are the new teachers and I am really excited to be one of them!!

Spectrum is an online Holistic-Creative workshop going on its third year, and organized by Hali Karla of Hali Karla Arts. Spectrum 2016 will be guided by 20 NEW featured teachers and more than 20 returning contributors offering a variety of workshops, inspiration, and invitations – all intended to empower, nurture and celebrate your innate creative expression, healing journey, and personal development!

There will be weekly inspiration & reflective activities related to mixed-media art-making and journaling, guidance on integrating your creative process and holistic awareness into your day-to-day life, and a variety of opportunities to connect, support and share with others in the growing Holistic-Creative online community.

The themes that will loosely guide our 2016 Spectrum experience are Forgiveness, Shifting Perspective, Navigating Uncertainty, Integration, Alchemy, Connecting with Nature, Honoring Body, Trusting Joy, and Expressing One’s Truth! You can expect a variety of perspectives on these – and so much more.


My brand new Spectrum workshop for you is called

Expressing Your Sensory Connections with Nature

Using Shape, Form, and Color Harmonies

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Join me and let nature help your creative side flow!

I know, it sounds academic, but you know me, I’m just an art and nature nerd! It will be super fun and freeing, I promise!

Drawing nature through shapes is all about discovering how to really see our natural world with wonder filled eyes. Seeing deepens our connections with the nature right outside our doors, while strengthening bonds with and understanding of the cycles and rhythms of mother nature.

In our journals we’ll create an expression of the way that the nature makes you feel using the colors and forms that actually make up the natural objects. Using creative processes to help us assimilate our experiences in nature which in turn builds deep connections with ourselves and our natural world.

To learn more about the details, including all of the contributors and workshop offerings for this course CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Pre-registration for Spectrum 2016 officially opens on February 1, 2016

(and the program will begin on May 2).


 And now for…the moment you’ve been waiting for!!

Join me in Spectrum 2016! Click here to learn about unlocking creativity and connecting with nature through journaling with me!


About the Give-Away:

I have one spot for Spectrum 2016 to give-away to a lucky winner in our January blog-hop – but if you follow the blog-hop list below, you will have an even better chance of winning a spot by entering the other give-aways as well.

All of the new teachers are playing along – and quite a few of the returning contributors volunteered to join in the fun, too – so there are over 30 chances to win a free pass!


Here is how to enter my give-away:

  1. Share this blog post on your social media sites (thanks!)
  2. Sign up for the Wings, Worms, and Wonder mailing list here (this is the best way to see if you won, plus you’ll get access to my eBook and a pocket nature journal video tutorial as well!)
  3. Leave a comment below that says “Shared” and for fun, tell me your favorite shape in nature. *Be sure not to skip this step so I can make sure your name goes in my hat. (My favorite nature shape, at the moment, is oval leaves)


I will announce the winner of my free Spectrum pass here

February 1, 2016 –

the same day pre-registration opens for Spectrum 2016!


Below is a list of the other teachers who are playing along in the Spectrum 2016 blog-hop, with the dates their give-away goes live – so be sure to visit their site and enter there, as well!

13 January:
Hali Karla

14 January:
Andrea Schroeder
Angelique Arroyo

15 January:
Bebe Butler
Beth Morey

16 January:
Briana Goetzen
Carissa Paige

17 January:
Cat Caracelo
Catherine Anderson

18 January:
Chris Zydel
Effy Wild

19 January:
Elloa Atkinson
Grace Howes

20 January:
Gretchen Miller
Kara LC Jones

21 January:
Kelly Johnson
Kitty Oppegard

22 January:
Kristal Norton
Lisa Hofmann

23 January:
Lisa Wilson
Lucy Pearce

24 January:
Malini Parker
Meghan Genge

25 January:
Melissa Harris
Michelle Turbide

26 January:
Petrea Hansen-Adamidis
Rachael Rice

27 January:
Robin Hallett
Shelley Klammer

28 January:
Suki Ciappara Ka’Pinao
Tara Leaver


Enjoy the blog-hop,

good luck on the give-aways,

and I hope to see you in Spectrum this spring for some creative nature journaling fun!


Seeds to Sprout:

Be sure to bookmark this page (or link) – so that you can check back to see if you win the giveaway here or sign up just as soon as it goes on sale.

What is included in Spectrum 2016, if you win or register? 

You will receive:

  • 20 in-depth lessons from the new guest contributors
  • 3+ creative practice lessons with Host Hali Karla
  • 10+ new bonus offerings (along with access to 15 of the popular previously-released classes) from 25 returning contributors all for just $98!


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  1. I love nature in all forms, maybe the spiral is my favorite of all time.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot on Spectrum and for your fun site.

  2. It’s me again, I forgot to write done I also have joined the mailing list…unfortunatelly I still wait for the mail so I can comfirm, ^_^. I’ll try it later a second time.

    1. Great Riya! If you don’t get the confirm, let me know and I will make sure you are signed up and also that you get access to the page with your gifts! Be sure to check your junk because often the confirm goes there

    1. I love simple forms too Carolyn! i have yet to see a wild rose, but often it’s nature’s whispers that speak the loudest when you open up to listen!

  3. I wonder through our back woods and look for unique shapes for my paintings and nature journal. Lately I’ve been looking for birds nest mushrooms. They’re tiny and hold a clutch of egg like spores.

  4. Shared, subscribed 🙂 Great blog so many interesting ideas I have never thought of before. I look forward to learning more… My fav shape is like root or branch shape, not sure what you would call that… Thank you for the opp to win a spot… Good luck everyone 🙂

  5. I shared on Pinterest! My favorite shape in nature is an oval/circle. To me, it’s a soft balance to all the lines and angles.

  6. I love connecting nature and art whether it is permanent or temporary. Right now my favourite is the shapes made between the bare tree branches against the sky.

    1. Awesome observation Andrea! And a great way to observe negative/positive space in nature! There is so much to see in the empty spaces!

    1. I love how you referenced sacred geometry in nature Dawna, so important to keep in mind. Choosing a favorite is pretty much impossible!

  7. Hi Kelly! I’ve signed up for your emails and have posted on FB. So glad to have discovered you, and appreciate the chance to win a spot in Spectrum!
    My favorite shape in nature is the spiral, followed closely by the circle.

  8. Shared 🙂 and my favorite shape in nature have to be the star, life a starfish, so pretty, so elegant 🙂 I also signed up for your newsletter. Thank you so much for the giveaway, can’t wait to win and learn more from you 🙂

  9. Tweeted! Hmmm, my favorite shape in nature … I’d have to say natural spirals, like the inside of nautilus shells, or the tightly curled fronds of ferns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Joined your mailing list. Shared on Facebook.
    My favourite nature shape are stars. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class.
    Peace, Ronda

  11. Shared! One of my favorite shapes in nature is the sweet gum leaf…star shapes and in the fall such a beautiful array of reds, gold, yellows and oranges! I attach them to all my gift packages and use them for rubbings in my classroom in the fall. I love the round seed balls as well for the nature table.

  12. I shared the blog post on my FB page and signed up for your newsletter.
    My fav nature shape are leaves that are heartshaped.
    love and light to you,

  13. Thanks for the opportunity and for the free gift. I think I will do the Wednesday projects with my granddaughter. My favorite shape in nature is really the winding trails I walk down as they disappear around a bend. I’m always so excited to see where they go. I guess that would be a S shape? Also every other shape. Nature is just that awesome.

    1. You are right Sherry, nature is just that awesome! Winding trails are so beautiful and calming. I hope you and your granddaughter have lots of fun with the activities! And look forward to a new one the last Wednesday of each month in the newsletter!

  14. I signed up for your newsletter! I am so glad I found you through this blog hop! My favorite shape in nature right now anything wispy and flowing.

  15. Shared and joined! Let’s see. One of my favorite shapes, or really patterns I suppose would be all the different paths rain drops take down a windshield. The paths they take, the connections they make. Very pretty.

  16. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to grow and connect. I do not honestly have a favorite shape, I tend to look more at the connections. The way a bird’s feet grasp it’s perch, how roots/branches intertwine and grow together, the way a web attaches to a rose bush so fragile yet strong enough to hold the morning dew. Shared on Twitter

  17. Hi, I signed up for your “Wonder Wednesday” Nature connection – and I can’t wait to see what will arrive! Thank you also for the opportunity to win a place in “The Spectrum.” Today I love most the shape of the teeny tiny lilac buds – even in January they are green! It makes me feel so hopeful for Spring – even though it is months away here.

  18. I love the squiggles of tendrils on morning glories, and on the edge of the leaves of a plant in my garden that I just can’t remember the name of!

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