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Kids’ Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Ideas

Sidewalk chalk can be used to create many great activities for kids. Although Crayola puts out some good sidewalk chalk, less popular brands can be found at dollar type stores. What’s important is to have a variety of colors that children can choose from. Hopscotch Designs Use sidewalk chalk to ...

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The Healing Art of Drawing Nature

In 1995, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and degenerative arthritis of both knees. Chronic physical pain was to be my companion for some time to come. Because of the debilitating pain and other signs and symptoms that go along with fibromyalgia syndrome, I had to ...

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The Avian Art of Anthony Romilio

Artist, Anthony Romilio and daughter, Xya How do you get from a career in cancer research to painting birds, with a stop along the way to dig up a few dinosaur bones? Just ask 34-year-old, Australian-born Anthony Romilio who has done all the above. This was quite the transformation even ...

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Introduction to Nature Journaling

The purpose of nature journaling is to help capture the moment: it is an intentional act on the part of the participant to gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world through observation and recording the experience, including a sketch and/or photos of some aspect of the outing. The images ...

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Journaling for Field Marks

I have identified two types of nature journaling that I do: One type is for the art of it, and the other is for the purpose of making a positive identification of something that seems unusual or unknown to me. The second type of journaling happened in my own backyard ...

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Addendum to Journaling for Field Marks

I was delighted today, January 5th, when I noticed the black-headed grosbeak had returned to the backyard. He was here off and on all day, and I managed to get one pretty good picture of him and several pretty bad ones! I also had a friend come by to observe ...

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Queen of the Night

Valentine’s Day is coming up. I can’t think of a better time to write about the mystery and beauty of an exotic houseplant that can certainly inspire thoughts of love and passion. Miracles happen all the time, even when no one’s around to see them happen. When I knew it ...

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Nestmates

I have begun stretching my artistic muscles a bit, taking my art to a level beyond my nature journal. The subjects of my paintings, though, all seem to originate from a page of my nature journal. I have just submitted one such painting to two separate exhibits. The experience was ...

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