Winter Sketching

To look, to see, to understand, to capture – however imperfectly – is to be part of the land in a way like no other. Jan Blencowe – Art-quotes.com I always carry my art materials with me, just in case I get an opportunity to sketch. Sometimes I have a strong urge to sketch and…

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…

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…