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  • May
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    Comparing to  other sit spot experiences, this one was different in terms of being more aware of surroundings and documenting my observations. I noticed how the color of leaves changes according to sunlight. This is the image from my journal in which I recorded my observations of surrounding setting.     May
  • May
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    While looking at objects trying to capture each on 2-D paper, it was a bit challenging to decide which mark- making technique to choose. When the pencil touched the surface of the paper, it kind of depicted shapes and tones swiftly. I found it really nice to experience each technique by itself, then compare and contrast between drawings. It helped to draw after Liz to get a since of the techniques, looking at her drawing and then looking at mine, then work on a new drawing while putting techniques together. It was hard at the beginning. It took time. Yet, the result was rewarding. The stippling is the technique that needs more effort because the dots sometimes had a tail to it. Sometimes when  lifting my pencil  it sketched a  mark showing a spot that looks like a tail to the dot.   IMG_9362IMG_9363IMG_9365
  • May
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    Hello, My name is May. I joined the course in July 2020. It looks very interesting. I don't have any experience in the world of Birds. The only thing I have is my passion for these lovely creatures. There are many birds that I like.  Yet, my favorite bird is the Hummingbird. I like Hummingbirds because of the lovely colors and swift movement while trying to take a drop or two from flowers or a sip of water from the bird feeder. As for the wall of Birds, I like the drawing of the Bermuda Petrel. Amazing creature that has nice wings. I included some drawings about the Bermuda Petrel . I'm not a bird watcher, but I managed to capture the photo that I'm sharing of a bird I spotted from my window. Its not clear though. The bird has dark color. Lovely sound. May be towards the end of this course I will learn more about birds and be able start journaling about them. The images below are my first attempt.   1     23
  • May
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    Yellow warbler was fun to draw. Looking at the photo gave me time to know the bird and take my time looking into its shape, color and some details. It was easy to depict the main shapes of the bird. The challenging part was showing balance. Drawing from photo made me notice the bird nostrils on beak which I didn't identify from the photo at first glance. Also, the wings, tail relationship.  This drawing helps to master some simple techniques that will make drawing the real bird on site a bit easier. Hopefully !   I did start working in my journal. Below are the pages about the Yellow warbler :) Lesson-1 IMG_2369IMG_2370
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  • May
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    Hello, my name is May. During my studies, I was introduced to journaling in general. Out of curiosity, I researched about it and came across fascinating journals that document so many topics. When I watched the Bird academy video by Instructor Liz Clayton Fuller, I liked the idea of nature journaling which resonated with my interest about nature. I've always collected leaves, feathers, stones and spring flowers to keep. Sometime I sketch them, add colour and write a note about them. I never thought of keeping a nature journal that document the date, time and weather, nor explain and write about them as the course shows. That's why I decided to join the course and learn about nature journaling. I’m glad I did. After watching the nature journaling approaches in the video in lesson 1, I was amazed of the ways we can document our observations. I can’t say that there is one specific journal that captured my attention to adopt its approach, as each had a process that could be looked at and combined with others then add few touches to come up with my own style. Below are the processes I would like to try in my nature journal: Shayna Muller documentation style of zoom and detailed drawings along with notations. Jewel Alston process of depicting different tones of colour. William Nnuro Jr process of capturing the moment. Margret Corbit of thinking about subject through drawing. D.J MacNeil process that tackled behavior by drawing simple shapes with few detail. Holly Faulknor style that evolved into monthly sheet that contained her observations. Instructor Liz Fuller organized journal that incorporated so many techniques that turned the nature journal into a nice documentation of visual experience. So I might try and give it a go putting it all together to fill the pages of my first nature journal. I haven't done nature journaling in the past. Yet, I have few drawings here and there. The thing that I would add to my journal is a sample of the flower I’m sketching. I attached one of my drawings that included a sample of the flower which I pressed and kept with my drawing as a reference to look at and observe the changings that occur to the dry flower! May-A-A-drawing
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