Lime buds

I'm watching out for 'budburst', that magical time when as the name suggests, the leaves burst from the bud and spring (for me at least) officially starts. These past 11 months have involved a deep and through scrutiny of the plants and animals I have in my immediate surroundings, hence my journalling and drawing practise. … Continue reading Lime buds


The weather yesterday was spectacular, and as mentioned in my previous post, I am really enjoying the shapes and colours of the January landscape. I am fortunate that I can walk through some fantastic countryside without having to travel, and there is a route I enjoy if I have a couple of hours which takes … Continue reading Frost

New Tools

I was so thrilled to be given a new set of carving tools for Christmas - especially as they weren't even on my list. I have a set with a plastic handle and interchangeable heads but they wobble around a bit, and these are just b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. I am a real process artist so the materials … Continue reading New Tools