How Much Does He Care?

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“The question is not, “how much does the youth know?” when he has finished his education, but “how much does he care?” and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?” 

Charlotte Mason

School Education: Developing a Curriculum

Calendar of Firsts Flip Through

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It seems ever such a long time ago since I began my Calendar of Firsts back in January. But the year has rolled on, and each week I have added my observations about the natural world around me.

This morning I sketched my last entry: Week 52: Hoarfrost on Holly, and a Moorhen.

I have created a flip-through video so you can see all the nature happenings that I have recorded this year, and I do hope that you will consider keeping your own Calendar of Firsts (whether illustrated or not) in 2017

Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year!

 

 

Painting An Oak Leaf In My Nature Journal

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This week I sketched an Oak leaf, a Rose Bay Willow Herb leaf, and the waning Hunters’ Moon. So many moons this year have been golden, this was was a beautiful, glowing silver.

This week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultra Marine
  • Cadmium Red
  • Shadow Violet

This is  just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

Autumnal Equinox Week

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The weather here was beautiful on the Equinox, so we went out for a leisurely stroll in the woods, despite the girls recovering from a nasty virus, and me coming down with it. (You know, the ear, nose, and throat sort.)

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Rose couldn’t resist the water.

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Everything is still very green, though some leaves are beginning to turn.

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Rose also visited her pigeons this week

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Some of her journal pages from this week:

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How was your equinox?

Happy exploring!

Painting An Apple & A Strawberry Leaf In My Nature Journal

 

This week I have two videos for you!

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultra Marine (green shade)
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cadmium Red

These are just just a short videos to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

I have recently created a private FaceBook group for home educating families to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group