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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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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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Summer moments of wonder

It's June! Officially the start of the summer months. Which signs of summer do you notice at this time of year? The light evenings? Watching poppies unfold? Insects buzz in the sunshine? Watching the sun set over the sea (or perhaps enjoying the British seaside drizzle with some Fish and Chips)?  I started we are stardust as a way to share and celebrate moments of wonder for the natural world with our loved ones. Both art and science require us to use our imagination to gain a deeper understanding of nature and our place in the world. Art is a creative expression based on our experiences of the world. Science is our search to understand how the physical world works. In...

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