It’s been several weeks since our gathering. It’s time to reconnect with each other and our Nature Spells work.
Recommit to wandering in nature.
Dig deeper into your Nature Spells PDF and homework.
Make progress on your book to share at our gathering.
DURING THE RETREAT:
Create a new Nature Spell page in your journal.
Connect with other artists, ask questions, and review the Nature Spells skills.
Write and create as a group.
Join us Friday, July 16th from 12 – 3 pm EST!
Returning Students Only please
The Nature Spells Book is a beautiful opportunity for you to connect your love of nature and art. You’ll get the class PDF with full instructions on all the techniques we learn, plus join the live gathering to create together. You’ll enjoy the accountability and camraderie on a welcoming group of artists, and an ongoing practice of harvesting inspiration and translating it into your art. Best of all, you’ll have a concrete skill for making your own journals, exactly as you want them, for years to come.
I’m Amy Maricle, an art therapist turned art facilitator who adores helping artists make more meaningful, joy-filled art. We are going to explore, experiment, and play with tuning deeply into nature and the gifts of nature and hand made books.
Friday, July 16th
12pm – 3pm EST on ZOOM!
No, whether you’ve never painted before, or you are an experienced artist, this day-long retreat is structured to provide you the space to learn to see in new ways, and opportunities to translate those new visions onto your fluid art paintings.
You will provide your own materials. A full supply list is included with the class, but here’s the bulk of what you’ll need:
Bone folder – for neatly folding paper for book signatures; you can also use the side of a scissor
Awl – for piercing holes in covers and signatures
Scissors – for cutting thread and paper for covers
Pencil – for marking holes
Binder clips – for holding covers and signatures together when marking
Large Sewing Needle
Chip board for covers
Watercolor paper – for signatures of book
Paper or cloth – for covers
Parchment or wax paper – for putting between your covers and some heavy books for drying
Optional: Decorative Paper or cloth for inside covers, or your art (or use same as cover)
Paper cutter (Or you can use a ruler and an Xacto knife) – for cutting all papers to size
Ruler – I have a small 6 inch ruler that I find handy for the small books, and also a quilting ruler to easily measuring and lining up.
Tracing paper – for use in our books.
Printed photos or hand drawn pictures of nature from your wanderings
White gel pen
Optional: Alcohol ink pens for a layering project