Archives for July 2016
There are many benefits to connecting with nature. Spending time out doors among the plants, animals, and elements that surround us can do wonders for our well being. For myself, I notice a greater calm when in nature, as well as greater clarity about my place and purpose in the world. Getting to know the wilderness gives me a better understanding of who and what I am and how things work. It allows one to see the connections between all creatures and things, including ourselves. And a cool part of getting to know nature is that there is always more to learn! You can always go deeper.
How does one begin to connect with nature?
I decided around the 1st of May to design and draw an adult coloring book of swirling whimsy, a strange world, full of fairies, mushroom homes, fields of flowers, paisley’s, and gardens. I have been laboring over it for 2 and 1/2 months and have almost completed all of the drawings.
I drew this coloring page, “Happy Land Village,” a couple of weeks ago and decided to make a slide show showing it’s progression from start to finish, first a pencil drawing, and finally a completed ink drawing.Continue Reading
I didn’t always have a connection to nature and strong sense of place. When I was a child I had a pretty strong nature connection, while I was in a natural environment anyway, freely interacting with and engaging in it, playing with the earth, the plants, feeling the air on me, and swimming and wading through whatever body of water I could get into.