Kelly is a fantastic nature journaler, garden guide, and workshop leader. She lives, eats, breathes and sleeps nature and art. It's a huge part of who she is in the world and I love that her art and her life fit so beautifully together.
So when she said YES to joining us for this year long adventure, I was thrilled because she brings a passion for nature that I've not seen before. She reminds me to get out of the office/house/studio and go commune and appreciate nature. I'm grateful to have her in my ear reminding me to spend time outside -- it really does change your perspective.
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Kelly Johnson
While focusing on a sense, observe what you are feeling, smelling, hearing, and seeing around you. Notice and feelings or memories that come to mind as you open up your senses to the natural world.
Once you have connected and tuned into each of your senses, talk a slow walk around the space. Collect 3 items that seem to speak to you. If you are in a park or garden that doesn't allow collecting, you can snap a picture.
Back in your studio, or out in the field, use these 3 items as textural, form, or color inspiration to create a journal page that expresses the feelings or memories that you had while opening and connecting your senses to nature in that space. What you create could be representational, abstract, or a little of both!
Here's my interpretation of this challenge. I made a little photo tutorial for you as I was doing each step. Click the first image in the gallery and walk through my process step-by-step.
Make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
DAY FIFTEEN-->December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
Tell me so I can check it out. Follow me on Instagram -- @kialagives and use the hashtag #journeywithin2016 -- see you there.
Are you joining us for the class?
Let's make journals and be in community together. CLICK HERE TO JOIN US.
See you there.