Category Archives: Environment

An Earth Day Pledge

Ever since Earth Day, I’ve been picking up plastic trash when I’m out and about. Back in March, while walking my German Shepherd, Ike, I started getting really frustrated with just how much plastic trash I kept finding in my neighborhood. Grabbing a couple of bags lying on the ground, I started picking up every piece of plastic I came across. It took an hour,…

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Nature Journaling

Devoted naturalist and illustrator extraordinaire John Muir Laws was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference at UC Santa Cruz. (Go Banana Slugs!) Laws is a gifted teacher and walked us through his field sketching process and data visualization strategies for illustrators. The author of the definitive guides, The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, and The Laws Guide to…

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