Daily Paper Prompt #28: Nature Journaling

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."
May Sarton

9x12" aquabee journal, gelly roll, neocolors

Go to a garden and sketch what you see. Focus on the individual plants rather than the entire scene. Don't worry about the composition of the page, just the details of the plants and flowers. Try drawing in pen or in pencil {without erasing}. Think of this as DOCUMENTATION rather than art. You are simply trying to CAPTURE the shapes so that you can remember what they looked like. Does the leaf have a deep vein running through the center? Are the tips of the petals pointy? Is the rock a circle, or more oval, and is there an indentation? Sometimes you have to squint to SEE what you want to see. We aren't drawing the entire scene, just picking out bits and pieces and documenting. Nature journaling. Write a little phrase about the plants, noting the color or texture or a memory about a time you worked in the garden.