I like to roam the forest and study how trees and moss grow. When not in the forest, I putz around the garden and wildflower meadow, improving the soil naturally, and planting seeds and tiny trees. Often, I’ll travel to my hometown’s beach, leaving seashells where they lie, and chatting with the shorebirds.
Nature – creation – was given to us to help us, so I fiddle with it while learning its uses: creating cordage, twining grapevine wreaths, collecting leaves for herbal salve.
When I must be indoors, I write about the observations of the day and publish them in books, booklets, or on my blog. I will soon also create sweet little videos, especially for those who cannot be outdoors in nature.
My sketches, cyanotypes, and tracings are often used to create simple notebooks, journals, and planners under my new publishing company, Scripted Earth.
A note: If you dig deeply enough, you’ll bump into several hundred posts that were written years ago. They were originally published on sites that are now down, so in order to save them, I collected them here. Originally, I unpublished all of the old posts, but recently I got lost in those archives and thought maybe those words and images should stay in cyberspace. We never know when someone may need to read what we wrote.
I hope you’re also writing and/or creating! The world needs us to brighten it up, don’t you think?