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Via Skype or FaceTime we will set up your practice of keeping a personalized journal of occurences and observations with weather and human influence using description and illustration. Using a blank book, we'll create a natural history log that appeals to your personal journaling practice and pleasure.


Art expertise is not important for the purposes of this workshop, just a love of nature. We will discuss and explore various techniques on recording particular and would-be overlooked life that surrounds us, with description, sketching, watercolors, colored pencils, etc.. You can do this through a window, in a backyard or an office parking lot. All you need is an internet connection. 

My technique is easy to construct so that it can be kept up in the midst of most life-styles. 

I prefer a Pentalic sketch book of 11"x14" and a small selection of minimal art supplies. But this session does not require any more than an 8.5x11 sheet of office paper and pen, in order to get started.


We can schedule continued sessions on an 'as needed' basis. Or we can set up a regular schedule of 'refreshers where I can share techniques, formats and resources.

If you already nature journal and keep a log book, we can discuss ways to enhance that practice in a 'virtual' yet hands-on session.  


Email us today to schedule your online session and open up a whole new path.


30-Minutes  of Backyard Phenology & Nature Journaling


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"Wild Your World"
Linoleum cut poster-sized
artist's proof

by Craig Burkhalter


Franklinia Seed 

24 ct. packs

$12.00 +$3.00 shipping


Stewartia malacodendron

$12.00 + $3.00 shipping


George Masa's Wild Vision: A Japanese Immigrant Imagines Western North Carolina 
by Brent Martin

$28.95 plus $4 shipping in contiguous 48 states. Email for shipping rates in territories afar. 


"Bartram Was Here"
Linoleum cut letterpress 
artist's proof

by Craig Burlhalter

$15 + 3 shipping in US only

Email for foreign lands shipping rates


The Changing Blue Ridge Mountains: Essays on Journeys Past & Present 
by Brent Martin

$20.00 + $3.00 shipping

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Stewartia ovata seed 

24 ct. packs

(supplies are extremely limited)  $12.00 + $3.00 shipping (check back in Oct.'21) Bulk orders available upon request:


Pictures from Home
CD produced by Mark Linkous 
by Angela-Faye Martin

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Franklinia sapling for sale (local only)

$25 + $5 to site


Transparent Mountain 
by Loss Pequeño Glazier

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