Perpetual Nature Journal Joys

Don’t miss Nadene’s helpful and interesting posts on homeschooling , especially her art topics which have been inspiring me for many years. In this post she gives us an easy to implement method of getting started with nature journaling. Her Perpetual Nature Journal is somewhat like Charlotte Mason’s “Calendar of Firsts” and is worth a look if you are interested in nature inspired art and journaling.

Practical Pages

Last year I introduced you to Lara Gastiger and her inspiring nature journals and beautiful botanical artwork.

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Recently I read Anne’s interview with Lara Gastiger on My Giant Strawberry  – A Sketchbook Conversation.  Here’s how Lara describes her perpetual nature journal ~

“I encourage everyone to obtain a blank journal that is a portable size and proceed to date the pages so that each spread represents a week. All you need is to write or draw an observation each week. This could be as elaborate as a full drawing or just a note. Be sure to include all relevant information (date, weather, who you are with, what do you hear/see) and then next year on that week, you will return to the same page and add something else. It becomes so rich as the years build up upon each other and you will become so knowledgable about the plants around…

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