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…

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…

Bold Colour

  Out of the drawer and onto the palette, I wanted to explore the boldness of  colour, indoors this time. Acrylics are not my usual choice for my sketchbook, but recently I have been admiring Abstract Art and I have been inspired to have a go. With no preconceived pattern in my head, the paint…

Kington Walking Festival

I’m excited about the creative walk I’m leading tomorrow as part of Kington Walking Festival. All packed and prepared, whatever the weather. Got my fingers crossed for sunshine, or at least the rain to hold off for two hours between 2-4pm in Kington. Even if it rains we will have fun and there is plenty…

Sketching on Wapley Hill

Into the sunshine I went with art materials tucked under my arm,  to discover and sketch my view. The  trees were calling today and so I headed to Wapley Hill Fort near Presteigne in The Welsh Marches. You can wander up hill, through the  trees, to reach an Iron Age Hill fort at the top….

Discovering nature…

I’ve been out on adventures this week, around the garden, through the fields, into the  woods and to the sea. Whilst exploring, I’ve discovered nature before me that made its way back, in my hand, tucked on my hat and  rustling in my pockets as I wander along. What a collection to treasure, I feel…

Nature’s Lanterns

Inspired by Nature Photography Exhibition is showing at Made in the Marches Gallery in Kington, Herefordshire until the end of September 2018. The exhibition will allow you a view into my creative world, capturing magic moments in time when the natural light and nature come together. It transports you into a borrower’s macro, close-up world,…

Into the fresh air…

I’m excited  to see what I discover on my creative walk this weekend. I love spending time sketching Outdoors  in nature. Instagram: @thewalkingsketchbook

The Uffington White Horse

Today I’ve been wandering in an ancient landscape and was greeted by LandArt that dates back to the Iron Age, maybe even the Bronze Age.  I stood before the Uffington White Horse, on White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire, with my sketching materials ready, my blackwing pencil in hand, ready to capture this magical landscape. (Uffington…

New Year Adventure

Today I wandered to a place which inspires me about my past travels. Water-Break-Its-Neck is a middle-earth kind of place, with a huge tumbling waterfall nestled in a ravine in Radnorshire. As I look up, I see trees clinging to the rocks and dangling down the banks, dripping with mosses and lichens. I’m instantly transported…