Autumn is starting to glow! The light and trees are changing every day, so I’ve been observing trees on daily walks and sketching at home. It’s such an amazing time of year! In Martin Gayford’s book A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney, Hockney touches on how much more you notice in nature when drawing … More Autumn art – drawings and paintings
I paired my own photos of wild cats in Kenya’s Maasai Mara with pictures of my own cats. Take a peek! … More Wild cats vs my cats – my photos
Reflections are fun to photograph and can be a challenge to draw! When photographing reflections, I often crouch down low to see if I can capture a more striking view. And once I’ve taken the picture, I often rotate it upside-down to put the reflections centre-stage. In these photos, taken with my iPhone, my son … More Capturing reflections in photos and art
Allotments, or community gardens, are a big feature of life in the UK city of Bristol. We just switched to a new patch and I wanted to share photos of the beautiful produce and flowers the outgoing tenant left us! We have a tiny city garden, so it’s a joy to cycle to our allotment … More Our new community garden!
Making simple marks on paper can build drawing skills and spark the imagination. … More From mark-making to drawing
On a sunset walk in the suburbs this week I found beautiful shapes and colours in the trees. Squirrels were chasing each other around tree trunks and rifling about in the treetops. I love autumn! The light is beautiful at the moment, like morning or evening light that lasts all day. I always think of … More October light in the trees
Bright leaves are just appearing, so I’ve dug out my autumn photos from last year. Autumn is wonderful. I love the bright colours, earthy smells, woolly jumpers, cosy evenings in… The best of this season is yet to come! Here is Bristol in all its autumn splendour! Enjoy! To follow me on Instagram, see @rebekahcurtisart.
Cats are a joy to draw. Some of my favourite cat illustrations are comforting images in The New Yorker magazine. Cats are cosy and coiled or beautiful and streamlined. They represent both home and the wild. … More Drawing cats
I keep meaning to make signs around the house reminding me to let go, to take a deep breath or to be kind to myself. So this week as I turned to collage for relaxation it felt like the perfect opportunity to make a sign. I have piles of The New Yorker magazine which I … More Making useful signs for my home.
Ways I fill my mind with nature while staying at home. … More Enjoying nature at home
This week my street celebrated a Creative Day, with our locked-down neighbours sharing artwork and music on a street WhatsApp group! … More Our street’s Creative Day via smartphones
Here are ideas on how to keep writing. Lockdown is a life experience that can fuel creativity – creativity that in turn can fuel us… … More Ways to keep writing during lockdown