When the weather isn’t so great for nature outings, the Art Gallery is a possibility. We paid a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to see what we could find that was nature related.
What makes this gallery pretty special though, is the little house of Maud and Everett Lewis which was restored and moved into the Art Gallery in 1998. As well as decorating her house, Maud painted lovely, cheerful folk art. You can read more about her here.
Visit a local art gallery. Look for pieces of nature art: landscapes, botanicals, animals, sculptures, etc. Choose a favourite piece and find out more about the artist. Perhaps try your hand at making a piece of art in the same style.
Paint a background for a poem for January. What we did is used blue and white paint, adding a bit more white each time as we painted down the page. To add some snow, we watered down a bit of white paint and splattered it on top with an old toothbrush. Then print out the januarypoem and paste it on top.