PAINTING THROUGH THE SEASONS Another mission of this book is to connect you to the seasonal wheel, the cycles of the Earth and the rhythms and expressions of Nature in each of the four seasons. I find it pure and true to look to the natural world for inspiration because itâ€™s such a reflection of who we are as human beings. I know for myself how affected I am by the weather. Perhaps when we are in tune with the time of year we are in, how it affects our surroundings and how nature creates an infinite amount of color, forms, shapes and patterns, we can be more authentic in our art- making. Or perhaps this book is just another way to keep you actively painting and inspired throughout the year; to see painting as another way of keeping a diary, or collecting feelings and experiences. In this book you will also find four seasonal check-insâ€”places to encourage you to draw, doodle and write down your thoughts in your journal or sketchbook.