inspired by nature
created by stephey
the beauty of Nature
the Natural beauty within yourself
“ I Believe Nature Can Teach Us To Come Home To Our Self”
Observing, Learning & Drawing From Nature
Creating a Nature Journal allows us to easily explore the natural world around us and develop our inner curiosity while engaging our creative side.
Nature Journaling opens our eyes and connects us to the natural world by simply observing Nature’s beauty. I believe Nature longs to connect to us, to teach us and enchant us with her beauty. She waits for us patiently to put down our laundry list of to-dos, and simply take notice.
Because when we make time to be still and take notice of the natural world around us, we deepen our connection to the natural world within us. Ordinary days are no longer—ordinary. The mundane is transfused with wonder, beauty, and new experiences.
Join me as I share my observations and insights of tending to a Nature Journal over the years and share creative tips and ideas for you to create a nature journal unique to you.
Class Starts: TBA
Duration: 30 Days
Fee: $75.00 USD
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“Colour is the language of light.
“The presence and experience of colour is at the very heart of human life. In a sense, we are created for a life full of colour.”
Learning to see and recreate nearly any color found in nature using watercolor paints
The goal of this class is to demystify how to mix clear, saturated, and crisp colors using watercolor paints. We start by using a limited color palette—only three pigments can create 100s of colors. We then add more pigment to our palette, for convenience and to speed the color mixing process up + continue to build our personalized palette. Learn how the human eye ‘sees’ light and how that influences the way we discern color.
We’ll also discuss how to read paint labels, why paint color can vary between brands, the difference between student grade & professional-grade paint. Learn to avoid mixing muddy colors and how to consistently mix bright vibrant colors—even neutrals, darks, and blacks.
“All you can achieve is a sense of your soul.
“You gain little glimpses of its light, colors, and contours. You feel the inspiration of its possibilities and the wonder of its mysteries.”
Looking to nature’s totems and archetypes for guidance, support and inspiratoin
Learn to connect to Nature’s Totems for guidance and support by discovering the symbolic meanings of plants, animals, insects, and various archetypal elements around you.
Rather than sit with Oracle or Tarot cards to uncover our deeper thoughts and connect with our Spirit, we look to the natural world—Nature becomes our living Oracle.
We’ll discuss how to record our experiences in a way that’s unique to us, for me, I’ve created a personalized picture dictionary.
Through the language of symbols, you’ll open to experience magic every day and draw inspiration and insight from the most mundane events.
For Botanical Illustration
Decode the basics of color theory and mixing watercolor paint with hands-on exercises. Stephey Baker guides you through the process step-by-step. Hone your color mixing skills in a relaxed and inspired environment through creative discussion and testing/evaluating of watercolor paints. Color matching accuracy, artistic expression and establishing a personal creative process are emphasized.
Late Summer 2021
Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Class Starts: Sept 2021
In-Person & Online Access to Demos