Find your next craft outside!
It's the best time of the year to get outside and let your surroundings inspire your craft. Sketch your travels or look for materials for your next project. Watch the scenery and natural materials in nature come to life in whatever medium you choose.
Our purpose is to help you navigate new directions in making. We are grateful for the opportunity to play a part in your creative journey. After all, we are all makers, just like you! Every day is a good day to craft, make, and create.
Practice mindful engagement with the world around you through plein air drawing, painting, and journal-keeping!
Learn about artists and writers who explored it before you! Plein air basics are unpacked with sample works by the author, and pages of high-quality art paper provide open space for creating your own journal practice. Keeping visual journals has been popular for centuries, among artist-travelers like Albrecht Durer, J. M. W. Turner, Katsushika Hokusai, and David Hockney. Explorers like Jacques le Moyne, Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, and Marianne North also recorded their journeys in sketchbooks and diaries.
Coming this September!
Novice and professional artists alike will be inspired by the Southwest’s red-rock canyons, rugged plateaus, and painted deserts.
Reconnect with nature and your own creativity
Discover practical ways to become more creative and find inspiration and meaning in your daily life by reconnecting with nature. Now is the time to return to your natural self.
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