Sketchbook Friday

I love my Sketchbook Friday’s every two weeks. It gives me some quality time outside in the landscape with my sketchbook in my hand. With a bright blue sky and the sunshine out to play, I went to sketch whatever caught my eye. The weeping beech buds and a seed casing still on the tree…

Moment Sketchers

Out of the door and onto the Ridge today to feel the wind on my face for #momentsketchers I said hello to the Monkey Puzzle trees as I passed by and onto the Trig Point ( the highest point) on the hill to sketch my view. It was a freezing cold 🥶 wind at the…

The Big Draw

We had such a fabulous group for the #greensketching walk as part of the Big Draw sketching challenge back in October, themed this year around Drawn to Life. It was an opportunity to join artists Rebecca Finney, Alice Savery (Alice Draws the Line) and the Walking Sketchbook on a Green Sketching Walk, hosted by The…

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…

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…