True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude (Paperback)
In this colorful journal, writer-illustrator Barbara Bash has re-created her chronicles of meditation and contemplative wandering during a series of solitary country retreats. Combining journal notes in calligraphy watercolor-and-pencil drawings, she captures exquisite moments of magic in the natural environment: a dragonfly’s brief pause, a surprised deer in tall grass, a lumbering skunk’s visit, the woods at twilight. Nature lovers, gardeners, and anyone who enjoys solitary country walks will recognize in Barbara a kindred spirit and will find hours of pleasure in these pages.
About the Author
Barbara Bash, author-illustrator of six award-winning titles for Sierra Club Books for Children, has worked for many years as a calligrapher, illustrator, and teacher of book arts and botanical drawing. She lives in upstate New York.