Though I normally take to my notebook and words to respond creatively to nature, sometimes I feel like drawing, sewing or making something. Click on the headings below to see my nature-inspired sketches, puppets and textile art:
I’ve recently started taking a little sketchbook and a few pens out and about with me on my walks. Then when the feeling takes me, I perch somewhere and just draw. It’s quick, rough and most definitely not perfect, but it’s also invaluable experience.
On one of my beach walks early on in the lockdown I came across this beautiful crab claw, its owner long gone. Sketching with a graphite stick is my preferred medium but I felt the beautiful rich colours of the claw were too important, so I gave coloured pencils a go.