I hope everyone is having a good time nature journaling these days. Its seems like we are finally at the point in the year when the week ahead is undoubtedly filled with good weather! Hooray!
Today’s nature journal notes is going to focus on the more whimsical side of journaling. For the past couple of months I’ve been emphasizing the importance of making detailed observations about what we are seeing, but the reality is that not everyone wants to take detailed notes about their surroundings. Practicing our observation skills is just one part of the nature journaling process. It helps us make deeper connections with nature, but there are other ways to make that connection.
Below are some nature journal sketches from community members that were inspired by what they were seeing around them, but chose to take some artistic liberties. Creating doodles from the natural world is a great way to see things in a new light as well as allow us to focus on aspects such as general shapes or overall color. Awesome!
Using our imaginations to interpret our surroundings can be an incredibly helpful tool and encourages us to look at the world through a new lens. Creative writing can also be a good tool for journaling when going outside to your favorite green space is not an option.
The nature journal challenge for this week is to pick two of the prompts below and write about them in your journal!
Happy journaling and as always, if you would like to share any of your nature journal entries or have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We love hearing from you!
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