These goslings are winning everyone’s hearts at the park! I photographed them last week with a Canon EOS 750D, which I’m learning to use. And I spotted some baby coots, too, trotting about after their parent. The goslings have the sweetest little wings! Adorable. I look forward to taking/posting more photos soon as I get … More Wildlife photography in spring
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!
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!
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
Ways I fill my mind with nature while staying at home. … More Enjoying nature at home
You are, in a way, what you draw. So I’m mindful of how subjects help or hinder my mood. After a winter of studying wispy, graphite trees, I started to feel my mood turn graphite-grey too. I needed to think about the spring. Fresh greens and bright yellows! Though we may be largely indoors, the … More Imaginary spring walk
Today I taught my son about clouds. In this paused world, it seemed a useful life skill to take notice of the ever-changing backdrop that is the sky. Clouds are landscapes in motion. They can alter one’s mood, inspire creativity, nurture mindfulness and foretell weather patterns. Yet they escape our notice daily. In the U.K. … More The sky from our window