This blog has moved to my new art/creativity site (Mouse House BLOG). The new blog is also about getting you connected with nature for creative expression, along with my art, workshops, and my personal journey.

Please feel free to explore past posts here, some of which will re-appear for encore showings in Mouse House. Let nature be your muse...

Thank you for visiting Your Nature, and if you like what you read here, be sure to follow my blog at its new home, to continue to receive creative fun and inspiration in your mailbox!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Nature's Palette

At the site Big Huge Labs, you can upload your favorite photo and run it through their online Color Palette Generator to auto-create a palette. It’s a great tool for artists, designers, and do-it-yourselfers to play around with for color inspiration. The possibilities are endless!

I will post nature inspired palettes to add to your (mental) creativity toolbox. In this example, there was a beautiful variety of oranges and some yellows, I edited the palette down to accommodate the pops of color in the palette as well (to fall within my 12-color template). Upload your favorite nature photo for a palette designed by Mother Nature herself...
Please feel free to share your work inspired by these posted nature palettes, or of your own images-turned-palettes (nature related)!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

String Spin

A friend sent this to me, and then a few days later it separately appeared as a post in Sandy Ackers' blog Strangling My Muse...I figured the universe must be inviting me to a beach-inspired creative play date involving hot pink, spirals, and the Z-axis! ;)

Check out String Spin for one of those fun, quick--possibly addicting--creative breaks you deserve. Play around for an infinitely new spin on doodling...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Survey Says…

Results: Have You Ever Been Inspired By Nature?

A big thank you to all of you who were able to take part in my informal survey, Have You Ever Been Inspired By Nature?

What I found encouraging was how nature played such a significant role in the creative process for those who are already comfortable in nature, and how that creativity took on many forms! Imagine the affects on individuals willing to become more aware of the presence of nature in their lives, who were open to personal experiences in nature, thus allowing this alternative source of inspiration to boost their creative practice. Nature can be a fantastic tool for self-expression!

What percentage of pollers are actually comfortable in nature? Find out what three categories the responses fell into when people think of nature. Compare how nature inspires creativity for you and others.

See the results here and tell us where you put yourself in relation to this information. Do you agree that nature can help fuel the creative process? What does nature evoke in you? How does this reflect your willingness to move beyond your comfort zone(s)?

Monday, February 22, 2010


Creative By Nature: Gigantic Mexican Megacrystals

It's almost hard to believe these 11 meter-long gypsum megacrystals exist in caves near Chihuahua, Mexico. These massive crystals were formed over the last 200,000 years due to climate change. See these amazing designs by nature here.

How will you be inspired?

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