Sunday, December 29, 2013

EcoTherapy

Until a few weeks ago, the term EcoTherapy hadn't crossed my path.  However the practice of EcoTherapy has been with me for a long, long time.  It's the main reason I promote Nature Journaling!  Get out into Nature as much as you can and sketch, make notes, paint and observe the wonder of Nature. You will bring a balance into your life that will refresh and renew your spirit.

For me, the next best thing to being out in the field is watching birds at the feeders. I do urge you to try this pleasure.  I have trouble leaving for work some mornings as I get so wrapped up in watching the birds!  Oh, to have a full day of this pleasure :)

I keep a journal just for my birdwatching.  It sits on the kitchen table or counter along with binoculars, Sibley bird guide, mini palette, waterbrush, pencil, pen and micron pen.  Pictured here is my new mini palette that is the size of a business card case.  I purchased it from Maria Coryell-Martin of  Expeditionary Art.  I'm using limited palette colors by M. Graham that include: Hansa Yellow, Azo Yellow, Quin. Rose, Naphthol Red, Anthraquinone Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Quin. Rust, Nickel Azo Yellow and Sap Green.  The journal is a Stillman and Birn, Gamma (100# ivory paper) - just delicious to work in!

How do you get your EcoTherapy?


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Frost was on the pumpkin mid-week. Today's high 75! Silly wrabbit weather :)

Plein air practice of clouds and trees with Paper 53 app on iPad.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wishes For You


Wishing you holidays filled with joy, family, friends, love
and festivities....

May the New Year bring you
love
peace
health
and prosperity

Peace be with you
Pam
 

This is the upper half of our Christmas tree, recreated on my iPad using the Paper 53 app.