I felt intimidated at first because I'm not artistic. But I'm taking this class to enjoy nature as I see it, and I feel my bird turned out o.k.; just a little longer and chubbier.:) Getting the bird's body dimensions and details was difficult for me. I found I enjoyed drawing the leaves. Although I used no color in my drawing, I think I would not have noticed all the beautiful colors and details of the branches had I not drawn this.
I am an avid gardener, nature lover and native plant enthusiast. I believe nature journaling as well as photography will encourage me to take time in nature to really observe and record my experiences. I believe nature is so restorative to body and soul. I don't feel like I got much of the artistic genes like many in my family, and I am hoping to learn and practice through this class. I feel like the more we understand nature around us, the more we humans will protect and sustain it.