Sketchbook Friday

On my sketchbook Friday I wandered through the garden and into the wood with @beadoodlebug. Along the way we collected nature things which caught our eye. Leaves, plants, whatever had fallen below our feet.  With no plan in mind, we had packed an array of art materials to share along our adventure. Past the pool…

Sketch across the World

It’s been just over a month since the World Sketch Project, when many of you reading this joined in. I’m so excited how it went, and so inspired by the creativity and connection to nature, the landscape around you that came through engaging with #sketchacrosstheworld From the very first sketch that came in from Kittu…

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…

#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…

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,…

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…

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…

Artists together

As the mist and heavy dew was lifting outside, on my Sketchbook Friday,  I wandered out to meet an inspiring Shropshire artist, Alice Savery from Alice Draws the Line, who was heading over for a creative morning. I was excited to be meeting another artist and a chance to see things with different eyes. The…