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7 Days of Nature Journaling

"To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else." - attributed to Leonardo da Vinci Awaken your curiosity and wonder for the natural world Join me from 1 June 2020 for 7 days of nature journaling - a free community project. Drawing while immersed in the natural world is something I have always loved doing. Drawing helps me to stop and notice, to see things I hadn't seen before, to be completely lost in the moment. Somehow over the years since finishing school I stopped doing it. I'd draw from life in my studio but not outside. I was inspired to learn more...

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Life is full of phases

"People in centuries past planned night time journeys and autumn harvests according to the lunar phases; the bright full Moon helped light the roads and fields." In April 2020 I will be launching a range of cards, notelets, postcards and prints all about the Moon's phases. My recent research about the Moon's phases has given me a renewed perspective of how incredible our existence on this Earth is. It is spring time in the UK and I am noticing new shoots coming up from the ground, leaves appearing on the trees, and bees buzzing again - all thanks to the Earth's slight tilt and the its orbit around the Sun.  Similarly, I now notice the Moon's orbit and cycle more:...

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10 Nature books on my reading list this Summer 

With the Summer Solstice this Friday, I hope many of you are able to take a few days or weeks off to unwind and enjoy some sunny weather (haha!), relaxing on a beach, in a garden, or on a comfy sofa reading a good book or two (the latter being the most likely if you’re in the rainy UK). In my quest to nourish my mind with inspiring and thought-provoking knowledge about the natural world, I’ve collected nature book recommendations from many of you on Instagram – thank you! I’m sharing them with you here as a Summer reading list, with a few thoughts on the ones I’ve read and some notes on why I’m excited about the ones I...

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