Thank you for joining us!

Last weekend with sketchbooks in hand, folk from across the World ventured out to sketch and connect with nature. It’s a wrap folks! A massive Thank You to everyone who joined in with #sketchacrosstheworld for the very first time on the 4th and 5th May, 2019. I’m totally overwhelmed by the amazing sketches and the…

Creative Inspiration

It’s #sketchacrosstheworld weekend and on the first day I ventured into my local landscape. You can still join in today with Day 2. Yesterday was like a dream, the most perfect weather for sketching outdoors, although an interesting blustery wind which was determined to take my sketch board away. I went for a 7 mile…

Sketch Time…

It’s time for Sketch Across the World this weekend! Let’s head outside to sketch and connect with nature. This weekend is an opportunity for you to EXPLORE your surroundings. To share where you are in the World and to be inspired by others creations. Maybe there will be a story behind the sketch, something to…

#sketchacrosstheworld Countdown

It’s five days to go before Sketch Across the World and I’m so excited to see who will join in from around the world. If you’ve just arrived at my blog, I’ve included a few steps on how you can join in. If you are still deciding on what you are going to do, head…

Kington Walking Festival

What a glorious sunny day we had today for the ‘Discovering Nature’s Colours’ Walk as part of Kington Walking Festival. We were lucky to be able to explore at The Rhodd’s Farm, Lyonshall with thanks to Cary and Richard. Our aim today was to connect with nature around us, learn the plant names and capture…

Nature’s Colours

For my #momentsketchers this month I’ve been connecting with nature through #paintingwithplants  Painting with Plants involves taking a leaf or flower between your finger tips and rubbing it across the page. The pigment from the plant goes onto the paper. It’s an activity you would imagine doing as a child, exploring colour around you. Spring is the perfect…

All Weather Sketching

Yay, it’s Sketchbook Friday and today I met up with Siwan Gillick (Abstract Landscape Artist) for a wander up the Skirrid Fawr Mountain near Abergavenny. Through the rain drops we walked amongst the atmospheric wood, discovering nature along the way. My first bluebell flower of the season greeted us amongst the wood anemones. We met…

Notice the little things…

On my wander today, I came across the perfect place to sketch, on the root of a Beech tree covered in moss. Earlier, I had been thinking about those who might prefer to sketch the things they discover on their walks, the little things. So today was about noticing the little things. Nature will bear…

Sketching with ink

With the sunshine out and new #jherbin inks arrived, I was itching to take them onto Hergest Ridge to explore sketching with these new gorgeous colours. A few weeks ago Josephine Birch (Artist), pulled out a bottle of Cacao du Bresil from her bag. As soon as I saw it in her sketchbook I had…

Painting on Wood

Last weekend with snow on the ground, I stepped out of my comfort zone in my moonboots (so anything is possible), to try out painting my view with my #turneracrylgouache paints from @turnercolourworks on wood which I primed the night before  in preparation. I applied two coats of white primer onto my piece of plyboard,…