Kington Walking Festival

Kington Walking Festival starts this week and on Friday 20th September, I’m leading a creative walk, Sketching a Sense of Place. It’s fully booked and I just needed to walk my route over the weekend to plan ahead. There is a good mix of woodland, open hill for views, and different materials for people to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…