Join me for the whole of June, exploring your local area and finding magic on your own doorstep. Through a combination of nature journaling, exploration and magical practice we’ll make the most of the warm summer months by checking out ancient sites in our own neighbourhoods.
No special talents required, the focus here is on fun, exploration and creativity, not ‘making beautiful art’ - that’s just a bonus!
For those in the southern hemisphere, don't worry. There will be plenty of ideas for you to take on your late Autumn adventures too.
You don’t need a lot of supplies for this class!
We’ll look at kit ideas in the introductory session, but the least you will need is:
- Use a size you like that’s not too heavy or large to carry but has plenty of space for scribbling.
- This is not the place for a tiny book, you want something at least composition book sized.
- Don't use anything precious - you might drop it in mud! :O
Something to write and sketch with
- A ballpoint pen is one of my favourite tools, and you’ll see me use this a lot in our sessions.
- If you prefer a pencil, that’s fine, use whatever is comfortable.
- Don’t take a super expensive fountain pen you’ll be worried about losing!
- Colouring supplies are totally optional.
There are strict rules in a lot of places about collecting specimens, especially feathers, so check your local area rules.
- A few ziplock bags
- Some kitchen towel
- Glue stick
- and Washi tape will more than cover most of your needs.
If you’re not comfortable journaling outside, don’t worry. Nature journaling isn’t about making beautiful pages, it’s about recording what you see. Think of it as making notes and observations rather than ‘creating art’.
Take a camera or phone and document your day with photos and a short video or audio clips to remind yourself what you saw if you feel you need to.
If you want to make beautiful artwork later inspired by your sketches later, you can do so.
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