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Friday, October 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Join moderator Roseann Hanson and panelists Fiona Gillogly, Kate Rutter, and John Muir Laws for a peek into all of our field bags—what do we carry, and why?


FIONA GILLOGLY KIT HIGHLIGHTS: _______________________________________________________________________________


Here is a link to resources from my classes, including images and explanations of my field kit (two large photos of everything, with captions of all the details and most brands:

Write-ups about my field sketching kit and journal can be found here:

Questions asked during the class but not answered live:

  • Roseann was your leather bound journal handmade or can you tell us the brand? Thanks.

Answer: It’s a handmade cover with a simple leather binding. There are several tutorials on how to make one here: https://www.exploringoverland.com/search?f_collectionId=5c4c8c5d168c730001761e18&q=journal%20%2B%20kit

  • Does anyone use recycled paper for journaling? What do you think about it?
You can definitely find recycled paper journals — they won’t work well with watercolor because it’s wood pulp rather than cotton. Most watercolor paper is 100% cotton.

  • Please say a bit more about the Magnifyer feature on the IPhone?
    It’s in the “Accessibility” settings. Mine is “triple click” the home button or side button (iPhone 11) and it opens. It’s great! Even better on the iPhone 11.


Good places to shop:Note: Anything with a "+" I use ALL THE TIME
Always with me:
In the Pencil Case:
    + Regular sharpies
    - Sharpie pen
    + Zebra Zensations Super Fine Tip Brush Pen, Black
    + ZEBRA MILDLINER Highlighter pen markers, Mild Gray
    - Micron Pigma archival ink pens in: .03, .01, .005 (tiny!)
  • Pencils/erasers:
    + Mechanical pencil x 2 (keep losing them in the field)
      Fave: Zebra M-301 Mechanical Pencil
     + Photoblue pencil
     Graphite wash pencil (can stroke with water to create a watercolor-like wash)
      General's Sketch & Wash Pencils
      All-graphite pencil
      Pentalic woodless graphite pencil 8911 - 4B (very soft lead)
      Blending stump
      White pencil
      White China marker (for resist)
     + colored pencils: Yellow (highlight things!), Grey (shade things!)
     + Mechanical eraser
     Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Round 2.3mm
     Eraser, Staedtler Mars Erasers, White
  • Tools:     - tiny folding scissors (try Daiso)
     - pencil sharpener
     - Engineer rule
     - Plastic ruler, metric + US customary scales

* Primary Kit:

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Roseann Hanson

Art and Science Program Coordinator, Field Arts Institute / UA Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Roseann Beggy Hanson is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and the author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life.She is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She studied... Read More →
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Kate Rutter

East Bay Sketchers Meetup / Intelleto.com
Kate Rutter is a visual journaler, sketchnoter, and recovering tech entrepreneur with an experimental and rambunctious visual practice. She believes observation is a window to the natural word, and advocates for bold experimentation as a path to wonder and curiosity. Kate teaches... Read More →
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Fiona Gillogly

Teen Nature Journaler, Naturalist, and Birder
Fiona Gillogly, age 17, has loved art and nature since she was a little girl. In 2016, when she discovered nature journaling and the work of John Muir Laws, she was thrilled to find something that combined these two things she adored. Fiona has become a passionate nature journaler... Read More →
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John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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