Seeds for the Next Generation
Autumn is the season of trees here in the Northeast. It’s not only the vibrant foliage that makes it so, but also the magnificent structure of trunks and branches revealed as the leaves fall. And then there are all those seeds dropping to the ground—so much promise for regeneration; so much sustenance for wildlife preparing for winter. This piece celebrates that promise, while also marking the one-year anniversary of the release of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook. In many ways, the book is my attempt to sow seeds of wonder and enthusiasm for nature with the next generation. I’m grateful for the positive reviews it has gotten, new doors and relationships it has opened, and a ranking in the top 400 drawing books for kids on Amazon. To be sure, books on drawing Pokemon, Anime, unicorns and mermaids far outsell it. But perhaps that makes it all the more needed.
As always, thanks for your support.
New workshop: Drawn to Nature, Tuesdays, January 4-25, 2022, Winslow Art Center >>
This class will focus on multiple approaches to capturing nature-related subjects with an eye toward deepening our understanding, appreciation, and connection to the places we live (or visit). Class via Zoom and limited to 14 participants.