Welcome to my little corner patio of the internet. Have a seat in the shade and a glass of water. I love being outside and I blog about nature nearby.

Also, I write, create paper and books, and connect it all together in my Writing Nature Nearby workshop.

Thanks for visiting and stop by again soon.

May 1, 2021: Yes, I’m here! And I’m so excited about this new project: bookplates for Tell The Turning, a book of poems by Tara K. Shepersky with illustrations by Lucy Bellwood and published by Bored Wolves. The Kickstarter debuted today: Tell the Turning by Stefan Lorenzutti — Kickstarter and only at the Ex Libris level can you get the custom illuminated bookplate along with Tell The Turning and a host of other writerly, readerly, artistic goodies.

Here’s a sample bookplate:

Classes and News 2019: 

August 14-16, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, at Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis, bookmaking, nature journaling

tree frog 2014

Previous News

May 4, 2018, Inspired by Nature: Papermaking, Bookmaking and Writing, a one-hour artist talk at Lyngblomsten in St. Paul.

February 2018 News: 

We had a wonderful class at Nine Mile Creek Watershed District’s Discovery Point at the end of January. A cozy fireplace room, fresh snow, hot cider, writing and sharing stories. I hope to return there this summer for an outdoor class.

December 2017 News:

January 6, 2018, 1-4 pm: Writing Nature Nearby at Nine Mile Creek Watershed District’s Discovery Point. Register for free here: https://www.ninemilecreek.org/whats-happening/upcoming-events/writing-nature/  RESCHEDULED to Jan 28, 2018.

September 2017 News:

MN Lit Crawl, 2nd Annual. Reading with Write On, Mamas at Magers & Quinn in Uptown on September 16, 2017 at 7 pm.

Another chance to catch me at Wet Paint art store in St. Paul: Create a nature journal and write about place, memory and what it means to interact with nature nearby at Wet Paint art store on Thurs, Sept 21 from 10 am-1 pm! No writing experience necessary.

New Nature Journal class for 9-15 year olds with an adult: At Wet Paint on Sunday, Nov 5 from 1:30-4 pm. Make your own nature journal and then write your stories! This class is a great way to write and share the different memories that bubble up for family members.