I love capturing the beauty of nature. It's important to me to record the details. It helps me to relive the experience. Writing in a journal is a way to connect to nature. Viewing other's journals have greatly inspired me. I began tracing leaves and soon learned the identification.
I tend to do more writing then drawing because I'm not a great artist but would like to learn to draw more and add color.
The tracing of the leaves helped me put size into perspective. I filled in the veins by hand, added color to some. That was an encouraging way for me to do something that looked nice without drawing the full object.