Winter and spring have both been unseasonably cold. We even had a frost yesterday with 33* morning temps. So I had to create my own spring and dream of warmer weather. Specifically I've been working on a new class for all ages.... Illustrated Nature Journaling for Beginners. We'll meet in the garden at Rippavilla Plantation.
The side garden, that is.
At Rippavilla, there is even a "Witness" tree, an old tree that was standing during the Battle of Spring Hill....
Illustrated Nature Journaling is fun!
What other activity is uses Science, Language Arts, History, Architecture, Poetry, and Art?
And shows Gratitude and Appreciation for our planet and conservation, and historic preservation?
What other activity can be done in a party or alone and still be fun?
What other activity can be done on location on a pretty day or at home at the dining room table when the weather doesn't cooperate?
And is fun for ALL ages?
And is as much fun looking back on it as it is while doing it?
Illustrated Nature Journaling, of course. And I combine my journal with Illustrated Travel Journaling and a Gratitude Journal.
Beatrix Potter, yes that Beatrix Potter, took her nature journaling very seriously. She loved to identify and sketch different types of mushrooms and other botanicals.
Plus insects and animals....
And she used her imagination to give personalities to these animals and write stories about their lives....
You may think that she was grown before she started her journals, but you would be wrong.
Although Beatrix Potter was born and raised in London, she and her baby brother spent summers at their grandparents house in the country in Scotland. She loved her heritage and she loved the country, so much more than the city. And this is where her love of nature journaling began.
If you will be in the Spring Hill, Tennessee, area and would like to participate in an Illustrated Nature Journaling class at Rippavilla, then join us! Contact Rippavilla Plantation for more information.