GETTING STARTED - IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DRAWING.

Many people express interest in nature journalling but stop themselves short when it comes to doing it. "I can't draw, or I can't draw well enough", are phrases I hear often. It is a shame for nature journalling is not about the drawing, it is about your connection to nature.

In fact, drawing is optional.

If you are breaking out into a cold sweat just thinking about drawing or sketching, then simply take notes. Just jotting down notes and thoughts in a small notebook is enough for nature journalling to work its magic on you.

It is always nice to have a journal filled to the brim with notes and sketches to look back on but connecting and really experiencing your "seeing" is what it is all about.