Monday, March 21, 2016


Today, March 21st, is International Day of Forest. It comes in-between Happiness Day and World Water Day on the 22nd.

So, what does this have to do with Biophilia? According to "humans are innately attracted to nature". A walk in the woods, along the ocean shore, or hiking through the mountains is a form of meditation, healing, makes us more mindful and promotes creativity.

The United National declared International Day of Forest in 2012. A day to honor the trees, all that is provided: shade, shelter, food, oxygen, stabilizing the ground, healing our mind and bodies. I think today would be a good day to go for a walk with my sketch book. This year, for me, has been about trees and those animals that share the space, mostly birds.

Arbor Day is around the corner, in AZ it is the last Friday of the month. I am offering a tree drawing/painting class that day from 9-noon. A percentage of the class fee will be donated to the Arbor Day Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about the structure, texture and color of trees check my web-site: or e-mail me at:

Enjoy your walk, remember to hug a tree or at least say thank you for all they provide.

Under a Cottonwood in Sedona
Cottonwood Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ
Cottonwood leaves monotype
Acacia Tree

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