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To artist-writer-naturalist Hannah Hinchman, the blank pages of a journal are a call to awaken the soul, to celebrate being alive in the world, to get to know both the wilderness of our inmost selves and the "unpredictable and potent" natural world. In the richly illustrated pages of this book, she unfolds a myriad of wonders — the pattern of a bee abdomen, varieties of ice forms and sky colors, the joys of a garden — and shows us how to capture them on the page. Hinchman's respect for the miracle of our five senses, and her passion for what they can tell us about the world, is contagious. "Start with a smell, like a crushed marigold leaf, the sea, coal smoke," she advises, and from such raw materials begin to "decant the stuff of life" into journal form, "where it remains fresh, still tasting of its source." Even for one who has no intention of journal-keeping, to delve into Hinchman's own work is to see with new eyes. is a true gift and inspiration, a treasure-box of ways to write, draw, and be alive to the world. * "This is an important book, brilliantly produced. Its light will linger a long, long time." — John R. Stilgoe, professor in the history of landscape, Harvard University * "[B]oth a rich work of performance art and a personal growth tool with many handles." --

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"Wow! What a find this is! . . . We all have something to learn from such an exquisite resource."--Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, Colorado

About the Author

Hannah Hinchman lives in Augusta, Montana, and gives workshops in illuminated journaling around the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393318852
Subtitle:
The Journal as a Path to Place
Author:
Hinchman, Hannah
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Journal Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Self Help-Journal Keeping
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990417
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color and black-and-white drawings
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 x 0.7 in 1.6 lb

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