I know it's mid-summer and everyone is out enjoying the sunshine and the campfire, so I'll keep this brief!
Did you mark the summer solstice in your nature journal? Keep a travel log of a recent vacation? Spend some time reading with diary alongside? Are you thinking big thoughts and trying new things -- and keeping track of it all somewhere or somehow? Feel free to jump in and share!
Starting the Discussion
Starting the Discussion
This month I've done quite a bit of reading and spent a few very enjoyable evenings with my current favorite drink (fizzy water with a splash of passiofruit-mango juice over ice!) and my commonplace book, catching up on keeping quotes. I'll be sharing a few of those over the next couple weeks.
I've also been trying to do a bit more painting (as opposed to just writing and drawing), so the kids and I have pulled out the watercolors every Friday afternoon to work in our nature journals. I'm experimenting with shadows, so the kids end up experimenting too! Whatever I try always seems to find its way into my kids' work.
|my wild grasses|
|my baby buckeyes|
|xavier's grasses and buckeyes|
My shadows still look artificial despite my attempt to mimic what I see as carefully as possible. But I'm trying! Gianna's turned out great -- I was so impressed. And Xavier is so earnest in his journaling that as he carefully draws alongside me, I'm inspired to do my best work.
This Month's Round-Up
Kristyn is finding nature journal inspiration in the same place I am: John Muir Laws' new book. She shares her recent journal entries using his prompts.
|from kristyn at beraca valley|
Meanwhile, over on Instagram...
|top (l to r) - happylhomemaker1 - athena_amidstthereeds - ambervanderpol|
bottom (l to r) - mariasugiyopranoto - sarahjonna - sarahjokim
And a couple lovely entries from Sally, one from child and one from mama:
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Thanks for "Keeping me company" here this month! :)