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  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    For question #1: I have a separate little drawstring bag I keep my field journal and watercolors in so I can throw it in my purse or backpack when I want to do some nature journaling. Having everything in one smaller pouch makes a big difference for me to keep things clean and organized. For question #2: I love having a smaller pair of birding binoculars handy when nature journaling. For #3: I’m sharing a few of the wildflower watercolors I’ve done recently to capture some of the more unique flowers that grow in Texas. D19CD6BA-ED07-4431-92E0-14EF1B701B80DEB8CC74-0C35-493B-AA61-446880F5356C29B9CBF3-B199-4975-BFD7-DD5C17BABDE6
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    I did a very quick practice of a feather using all three methods. This is not watercolor paper, and you can really tell on the wet on wet version. image
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    I love the refining stage. I think its my favorite part of the process because you can really think about the details. All the previous exercises really made the refining stage more enjoyable for me. I love drawing birds and look forward to more practice.image
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    This as a difficult but fun exercise. I was surprised by the process and liked that it required paying attention and slowing down when sketching.  I viewed the subject as a collection of shapes and lines which was new for me.   image
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    Our state parks reopened this week, so my husband and I headed to Enchanted Rock to hike the Echo Canyon Trail. I’m an official interpretive guide for the park but haven’t been able to lead any hikes since the pandemic. Only a few visitors are allowed at the park, must wear masks and social distance, so it was very peaceful with a lot less visitors than normal. It’s my favorite time of year at Enchanted Rock with all the gorgeous wildflowers blooming. I did an observation of two yellow flowers in bloom, the prickly pear cactus and a brown bitter weed. I loved the experience of detailing what I saw in the journal. I need a bigger journal for sure. I have much more I would have liked to write down if there was space.43C4205F-8973-4AA4-913C-A1DB0758E520
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    I’ve been observing the sweet barn swallows nesting in my apartment complex. The attached photo is from this afternoon’s journal observation. I hadn’t been writing anything down until this class. I’m absolutely fascinated by our “new neighbors”, a barn swallow couple that moved into the porch of the vacant apartment next door. There seems to be several swallow nesting here this spring. I’m only familiar with cave swallows, so this will be a new experience to really pay attention to a new species so close to my porch. The coloring of these little birds is so dramatic and beautiful. We are in a transitional rental and still under quarantine, so I wasn’t sure if I’d have much to report from my porch, but I do now!E5ADB6BF-E012-46AF-8F40-7F140BA58028
  • Kirsten
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    kirstenlissa
    I’m a Texas Master Naturalist and love exploring and learning about our beautiful world. I also started water coloring local flora and fauna during the recent quarantine. It’s been such an enjoyable experience so I wanted to learn more.  I thought I could incorporate it through my volunteering as a Master Naturalist but also to keep record of my experiences and travels (I lead global insider trips, but those are all cancelled right now). I most resonated with the first and last nature journals in the video. I loved the mix of watercolor, sketches, and blocking with details. The last one was just beautiful and inspiring more as an artistic approach to nature journaling. Looking forward to this course. Thank you!
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