Last week, I taught the Nature Notebooks Workshop at Spring Bird’s Cottage. It was a lovely day that preceded that big snow that fell a couple of short, dark days later. The leaves were are muses as we plucked them from the forest floor collage and marveled at their beauty.
Here’s what we did:
We sewed pamphlet books, our Nature Notebooks. (Forgot to get pictures of this process, but you can see a book above!)
We collected natural materials to both use as tools and inspiration, and we had to dry the leaves in order to work with them properly!
We worked on our books using leaf rubbing, leaf printing, sun printing, and sketching, painting, and drawing techniques
Then, we ended by writing our “Where I am from Poem”
It was a lovely day spent in nature contemplating our connection to place.
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.