How memories help us connect with nature

How memories help us connect with nature

My oldest great niece, who’s six, was delighted with the children’s microscope I gave her for Christmas; we talked about all the things she could look at.

‘Do you remember when we looked at the beautiful lichens in Granny and Granddad’s garden last summer?’ I asked.

Her answer made my heart swell…………

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Celebrating Nature - All Year!

Celebrating Nature - All Year!

How often do you celebrate events? 

Chatting to friends recently I mentioned that it would soon be a special anniversary for me and Weaselman. They asked what we were going to do to commemorate it.

Well, I ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ a bit.

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Three simple steps to improve your nature drawing

Three simple steps to improve your nature drawing

I used to believe drawing was a talent you were born with, and only certain, special,people were gifted with the ability to do it. When I finally understood that drawing and painting are simply skills you learn and develop like any others, it revolutionised both how I drew, and thought about drawing.

Most nature journalers are striving to create images which are realistic, and that can be challenging.

By knowing and understanding our subject, we can make our drawing more realistic. That boosts confidence and helps us on our journey to find our personal artistic style!

So, here’s what I think is the most important tip

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