Just a quick note to say that my awesome client John Muir Laws, popular Bay Area naturalist, educator, and artist, will be interviewed on the syndicated public radio program West Coast Live with Sedge Thomson tomorrow, March 5, between 10am-12pm PST.
John (called “a modern Audubon” by The Washington Post) will be talking about his new book The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Law (Heyday Books, March 2016) .
From our press release: A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from Laws is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist.
In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Law includes dozens of exercises to lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more.
While the book’s advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make this book valuable to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that spending time outdoors in nature is good for us, and doctors are increasingly “prescribing” time spent outside in nature. Studies show it lowers levels of cortisol and stress, and increases white blood cells – which can help fight cancer and infections.
“Nature journaling trains your eyes to see deeper into the mystery and beauty of the world, and with practice you will also retrain you brain to be able to draw what you see,” explains Laws. “You do not need to start as an artist or a naturalist, but you will become one, and journaling can become a habit that fundamentally changes your life.”
West Coast Live is a fabulous show and this week, will be broadcast in front of a live studio audience in San Rafael CA. It’s described as a “rich mix of writers, thinkers, comedians, and musicians come mostly from the Pacific Rim and the Western United States, but also from further afield as feels right to do. Think Bill Moyers meets David Letterman, according to one reviewer.”
You can reserve tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling their 24/7 hotline at 1-800-838- 3006.
This interview is one of many placements we’ve secured during this book publicity campaign. For a free consultation about how we might provide public relations services for your book or product, please contact Kathlene Carney.