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.
Early Bird Enrollment Open Now
(Exclusive to Museletter Subscribers and Discounted rate during the early-bird period)
Open Registration Begins: May 15th, 2020
Class Starts: June 1st, 2020
Duration: 30 Days
Fee: $188.00 USD
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.”
—Vincent Van Gogh
With Stephey in graphite, pen & ink and watercolor painting
Let’s get creative together! We’ll connect privately online where I will provide all the step-by-step instructions needed to achieve your creative goal(s), find your creative voice and connect to that quiet peaceful place within you.
Nature will be our steadfast guide and source of inspiration —whether you’re a seasoned artist or just now returning to art having left it in childhood—all levels welcomed.
I’m currently offering a sliding scale fee to accommodate ALL financial situations because of the loss of work due to the Coronavirus.
If you’d like to engage your creative side, don’t hesitate to reach out!
I’m here to hopefully be a positive source of insight and inspiration by sharing the beauty of nature and art during this pandemic. :)
“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 color 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 color—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.
it’s late and we’ve miles to travel”
learning to trust your inner world and intuition
Butterflies are rich in symbolic meaning. They’re a symbol Of Change, Creativity, Clairvoyance, Freedom, Joy, and of course metamorphosis—to name a few. The butterfly is also the oldest symbol used to represent The Soul. She is an ancient teacher.
Did you know it was a woman naturalist and scientific illustrator who first observed that Butterflies metamorphize rather than being born in complete form, this is what Butterfly taught Maria Sibylla Merian in the 17th century.
With Butterfly as our guide, we dive deep into the archetypal energies and symbols of this animal totem. We’ll connect to that quiet peaceful place within and expand our self-awareness. Unlike the Butterfly, who transforms once in her lifetime, I believe we humans metamorphosize numerously. By recognizing our own growth cycles our wings can emerge with ease and we can take flight.
Join me as we explore the rich symbology of this scared Animal Totem: The Butterfly and take flight. Do you know the color of your wings?
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”