Situational Awareness & the Art of Disappearing

July 17, 2015

Being in nature has the power to heal us and bring us closer to the creative power that resides inside us, waiting to be released. Nature Artist and Writer Julie Zickefoose offers simple tools to help you tap into nature’s power to restore and revive that spirit. Situational awareness is a key part of our evolutionary heritage, and we lose a little of it each time we plug into our omnipresent devices. Yet we can also use them to forge a deeper connection with nature. With prose, photography and poetry, Julie will demonstrate how she hooks into something larger each time she steps outside, and translates that into content—and contentment.  This talk will be held in Story Chapel.


Writer/artist Julie Zickefoose, author of Letters from Eden and The Bluebird Effect, is a Contributing Editor to Bird Watcher’s Digest. Julie loves to introduce people to birdwatching, and now leads excursions abroad. Because she believes birds to be the most vibrant vessels for the life force, painting baby birds as they grow has been her favorite project to date. Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest is due out in spring 2016. She lives with her family on an 80-acre sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio.



Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Massachusetts Cultural Council

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