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
A sketchbook is a visual journal, a means of practice and a way to relax. Keeping a daily sketchbook was one of my New Year’s resolutions. I soon realised that for me this was, like all my resolutions, best seen as an intention rather than a pass/fail stringent duty. Sometimes the impetus to draw isn’t … More The art of keeping a sketchbook
January takes some getting to know, especially if you live in Northern Europe. The eye can soon tire of bristly trees against mucky blankets of cloud. Some weeks, it can feel like one is living at the bottom of a mirky lake. So I decided to observe January and its nature more closely, to befriend … More Befriending January
The Goodship Illustration art club is a fun, weekly event run online by three illustrators. … More The cheery, online art club!
Our garden is small but it’s packed with colour this November. I challenged myself yesterday to photograph the different hues and life in it, rather than grumble about the lack of space. I realised, again, that this tiny garden is full of treats I often overlook. Full of creatures I know nothing about, going about … More A tiny garden, teaming with colour!
This summer I photographed my partner relishing a brief seaside trip following his toughest ever months working for the ambulance service. I wanted to capture his seaside glee! He’s back to work now, but it was touching to see him wandering into the waves, free from stress, amid the most challenging times of his career. … More Photographing joy!
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