With it being 30 Days Wild this month I wanted to attempt a papercraft which had a nod to the natural world, and when I found these paper hyacinths on One Little Project's blog. You can find the full tutorial here. I knew I had to try making one for June to go along with this … Continue reading Paper Hyacinths
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has to be one of my favourite games. I adore the soundtrack, the character design and the overall story as you play through it, but most of all I love it because it's the game I have the fondest memories of growing up. During the school holidays, especially … Continue reading The Mighty Makar
My current favourite thing to make are these origami/paper beetles. I've been wanting to make some more bugs for a while now, after I first made the little bee which you can see in the header image above, and when I searched for some new tutorials online I found a whole treasure trove of them! … Continue reading Paper Beetles!
When in doubt I pick up my pencils and paint brushes and I sketch out birds, and recently I've been doing an awful lot of them! May is definitely the month of flowers for a lot of us (including me) and I always end up drawing and painting lots of floral things come this time … Continue reading Birds of a Feather
I love seeing people keeping field and nature journals, whether it be in a creative style or just to record their local patch. When I was at university, I had an A5 sized moleskine style notebook which my classmate kindly gave to me as she had a spare, and I filled it with diagrams, notes … Continue reading The Beginnings of a Field/Nature Journal
It feels like it's been a long time since I've sat down to type out a new post, and I want to say a big thank you to everyone for all of the kind words and patience over these past few weeks. Things in my part of the world have not been easy, and for … Continue reading When In Doubt…
March is finally here and after what has been a busy but lovely start to the month I'm definitely moving into springtime mode now! I spotted the first few daisies out on the lawn last week and the skies have been staying lighter past 4:30pm, which is always a sure sign that the warmer months … Continue reading A Mountain Sunset
Early in February I posted about a paper rose I made from Red Ted Art's tutorial here, and a few weeks ago I found another very cute DIY tutorial for some brilliant spider mums, which I want to share with you all today. Especially as spring is fast approaching now. I found this tutorial via Live … Continue reading A Paper Spider Mum!
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
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