I shared this little watercolour over on Facebook about a week ago and knew I had to share it here too. As you know, by now, I love wildlife, especially birds, and whenever I'm looking for inspiration my mind general goes straight to the natural world. I've already done a fair few paintings of toucans … Continue reading Little Emerald Toucanet
Towards the end of January I was able to watch a beautiful sunrise, accompanied by some stunning low cloud cover over the mountains just outside Cumbria. I had to be up much earlier than I usually am, as my family and I were heading out for the day, so it was lovely to wake up … Continue reading Rising Mists
My Mum's blinds always create some interesting shape and light displays when the sun is shining, but when it's raining, it's even better. The combination of sun and rain creates some amazing photo opportunities, wherever you are, and the promise of a rainbow sighting always gets me reaching for my camera, but when the sunshine … Continue reading Sunshine After Rain
Using natural objects as bases for a canvas is one of my favourite things, so a couple of years ago when I came across painting on pebbles and rocks, I was hooked. I've tried my hand at a sharpie mandala before, and have even written the word calm on one of my pebbles to use … Continue reading The Painted Ladybird
I was tagged by the lovely Sarah from Whimsical Mumblings to give my full answers to what I think is a very original and interesting tag. I love films, I love talking about films and I love getting lost in a storyline, and I spent many a night while I was at university discussing films … Continue reading Movie Based On Your Life Tag!
Last weekend the skies put on a show. It had been an exceptionally warm day for early February so I wasn't surprised when, as the day came to a close, the skies lit up. I knew I was in for another beautiful sunset when a hint of dusky pink began to appear on the horizon, … Continue reading Flamingo Pink Skies
I took these photos back on the morning of The Big Garden Birdwatch after I'd completed my count. The sun was shining beautifully and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to get some nice photos of the garden before the sunshine disappeared, and I was pleasantly surprised to find these delicate raindrops dangling … Continue reading Glistening Raindrops
I made this little decorative origami map heart over the weekend, and with it being Valentine's Day tomorrow I thought it was only appropriate to share it for this week's crafty post, and it uses one of my favourite things - maps! If you've been with me for a while now you may have seen … Continue reading Decorative Origami Map Heart
As I am not taking part in Project 365 this year I wanted to replace the once monthly round-up posts I featured on my previous blog last year, with something similar. So each month, I'll be sharing a short list of the things that have been making me smile, from the big to the small, … Continue reading Joyful Moments: January
One of the highlights of January, for me, is always going to be The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. What could be better than spending an hour watching and feeding the birds, counting our garden visitors and then letting the RSPB know, all in the name of citizen science?! I enjoy it at least. While I … Continue reading The Big Garden Birdwatch Round-Up: 2017!