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Journaling Nature, an Introduction
November 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PSTFree
Join John Muir Laws and ShopKeepArty for this short prelude to a longer workshop webinar. John Muir Laws will introduce the key elements of nature journaling as we explore and describe an interesting found natural object on our journal pages.
Keeping an illustrated, observational journal is a centuries-old method that has been re-envisioned and refined through the lens of our understanding of neuroscience, learning, and deliberate practice.
A nature journal is a lens that focuses our attention and crystalizes our observations, thoughts, and experiences. Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook using words pictures, and numbers.
You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist to begin. These skills can be learned by anyone, and you can develop them with deliberate practice. The system is creative, rigorous, and playful, easy to begin and learn, and will grow and mature over a lifetime. Start now: you can do this, and the world is waiting. Nature Journaling will enrich your experiences and develop observation, curiosity, gratitude, reverence, memory, and the skills of a naturalist. It helps you discover, think, remember, and integrate new information with your existing knowledge. Train your mind, and the world will offer you its secrets of wonder and beauty.
What to Bring
Bring a notebook or journal, your favorite drawing or writing materials (no need to get anything special for this class, just what you like to use), and an interesting natural object. This could be a mushroom, something from the garden, an odd vegetable, a leaf, a flower, or a feather.