"In everything give thanks"

—Paul the Apostle

Make the most of your life. Train your mind to see deeply and with internal curiosity, and the beauty and wonder of the world will open before you. Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop gratitude, reverence, and the skills of a naturalist. My work is to share love and connection to nature through art and science and to offer support and guidance on this path.

Free Tutorials

I post free blog posts and video tutorials on many aspects of nature drawing and  journaling. You can get notifications in your email inbox when I post  new material by entering your email on the right or subscribe to my monthly mailing list to get notifications of the latest blogs, classes, books and ideas.

The Nature Journal Club

Journal Club photo smallFree nature journaling workshops and field trips every month? Yep! Grab your sketchbook and join monthly nature journaling workshops and field trips throughout the Bay Area. Activities include field trips and a related technique workshop that are be repeated at different times and locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Nature Journal Club is a family friendly, intergenerational community who connect with nature through art and field journaling. We are nature sketching enthusiasts who support and inspire each other.  Join us, see the full schedule, learn more and get sketching!

Classes, Lectures, Workshops, and Private Lessons

classes groupI teach workshops and give public lectures about nature stewardship, journaling, drawing birds, natural history and observation. Browse my current schedule for programs or contact me if you would like to schedule a program or private lessons.

 Free Downloadable Nature Journaling Curriculum

curriculum introThe second edition of the acclaimed curriculum, Opening the World Through Nature Journaling, is now available as a free download. The curriculum now includes more great kid tested sketching activities, poetry writing, and more detailed tips on drawing in nature (you will love the material on drawing plants).  This is a great resource for teachers, outdoor leaders, and home school parents.

 The Naturalist Store

Visit my online store to buy signed books including the new Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling and my favorite naturalist tools. All of the items in my store have been field tested by me and my naturalist friends.
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