A nature journal should be a playful, helpful, adventurous, extension of yourself. A sandpit for exploring your responses to the world
I wanted to create a humble little book, small enough to slip into a backpack, and light enough to take on walks, to spread the word about nature journaling. I also needed to make some class notes for the nature journaling workshops that I run: something that participants could take home with them after the session. The result is Make a Date with Nature, self-published in July 2016. It combines my thoughts on nature journaling, and inspirations from other practitioners: what nature journaling is, why you should do it, how to get started and how to keep it going. Illustrated throughout with drawings from my own nature journals, I tried to keep it short, simple, encouraging and inspiring.
Here’s what people have said about Make a Date with Nature:
“Thanks for your generous sharing of your work! This booklet is fantastic, and I can’t wait to try some of the prompts. (I also just gave it a shout-out on my blog)” -Thea
“Thank you, Paula. I’m inspired to start journaling creatively this way.” -Gina
“Really enjoyed the book, both inspiring and motivating.” -Sharon
The electronic version of Make a Date with Nature is free to download, or you can buy a print copy from my shop.