Nature is all encompassing from animals to insects, plants and seasons, and weather and rocks. First, host Julie Fei Fan Balzer shows a new way to screen print right at home and make a flying pig stuffed toy. Then, Joe Rotella shows how to make a wood honeycomb niche wall shelf. Finally, it's another lesson with Tori Weyers entitled the color of seasons.
Seasons, tides, day to night; all of these elements of time are a part of nature. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer has the first project. It is a cut away bag made with cork. Then, Dina Wakley makes time for her artful pursuits, and finally it's the passage of time as Lynn Lilly celebrates a birthday party with a hot air balloon theme.
Living creatures are all around us in nature. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with paper beetles; a fun and easy project drawing project. Then, Cheryl Holz has a dragonfly portrait made with transparent overlays. Next, Cat Kerr has a wall hanging made from an embroidery hoop featuring pigs. We finish with a nature inspired doodling meditation from Tori Weyers.
Nature is a cycle of growth, and change. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with stenciled tiles that have infinite variations. Then, Sandra Evertson has a box that mimics the effect of aging with a Verdigris finish. Last, celebrate a birthday or any festive occasion with a reusable banner shown by Emily Thompson.
Take a look outside, maybe from the door or a window and observe what's going on. Joe Rotella did just that, and learned a lot about mason bees, he shares that knowledge and a mason bee house project. Then, Dina Wakley observes a moment in time thru a window in a segment filmed earlier. Finally, it's sticks and stones with Tori Weyers and mark making and inspiration using natural objects.
It is hard to pin down one definition of nature, so this show features all different variations. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with creating your own stencils to make cookies with a nature theme. Next, meet Mary Hettmansperger for a 3D wire sculpture featuring salvaged wire that has been naturally treated. Then, Joe Rotella continues his love of bees with a honey bee screen print with incredible detail.
This episode features some nature look-alikes or items that might appear at first glance to be from nature. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer begins with faux cyanotypes - no sun required! Then, Cat Kerr creates a journal cover; look closely as nature peeks thru. Next, it's more windows but this time its faux stained glass from Karenliz Henderson. Finally, visit the lakes and streams in your sketchbook with Tori Weyers.
Weather affects our mood, and the only thing constant about it is change! Not only does it change by season but day to day and sometimes multiple times in one day. First, host Julie Fei Fan Balzer celebrates the weather with a bullet journal with a place to remember the weather. Then, create dimensional snowflakes with Gail Wild. Finally, Lynn Lilly shows how to make a weather family photo board to let everyone know just what to expect each day!
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