Painting with Peat

With a spring in my step and the need for climbing the hills today, I headed up to Bache Hill Trig Point, seeing as I know the landowner very well. On my walk up the hill I passed the ancient Barrow Mound on my left, which I admired the view from. I noticed the barrow…

Seaside Sketching

There’s nothing like a visit to the sea to start a New Year. With the wind in your hair and salty air in your lungs, it feels like a refreshing process. Whilst spending a few days in North Wales in a lovely creative retreat nestled close to woods, rivers, sea and mountains called Y Gribyn…

New Year Wishes 2019

Wishing you all lots of Creative Firefly bright adventures in 2019. Try all the creative things you’ve been putting off for so long. Now is the moment to make that time for creativity, it’s part of you, let it be free. Looking forward to seeing and sharing in your creative adventures and I hope you…

Sketching in Limousin

With my bags all packed and ready to go, I was excited to be heading off on a trip to France. The Lofoten Islands in Norway was the first time I had sketched whilst abroad. I loved this experience so much I wanted to make it part of my future travels. It’s just about being…

Sketching Beech Tree

I’m so excited today to be working on a collaborative project  to celebrate National Tree Week. I assisted a Weeping Beech Tree at Hergest Croft Gardens to sketch using walnut tree ink and the wind.  It all came together and started by me peering out of the window on my weather watch, to see the…

Painting with the Wind

Today I was bursting to try something new with the help of the elements. Wrapped up ready for the weather, I stepped out  and up onto Hergest Ridge. With the wind in my face and the rain pounding my jacket, I walked the route taken by hoof and foot before me. It’s a well trodden…

Sketching with Siwan Gillick

Out through the door and into the fresh morning air I went, to meet Siwan Gillick, a creator of landscapes on canvas of the abstract kind. One of her paintings hangs on the wall in my flat and inspires me everyday to read the land in a different way. As we walk up onto the…