Connecting with Nature - wherever you are!

Connecting with Nature -  wherever you are!

One of my intentions with Drawn to Nature is to get more people drawing and keeping a sketchbook record of their journey. Why? Well, if you’re reading this you will already know that I’m fairly passionate about art and nature, and I love to share with like minded people!

There are other reasons too, one of which is that close observation creates a whole new level about how you see the world. Everyday things and occurrences become interesting, exciting and often quite beautiful, when you look at them from a different perspective.

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Sowing Hope for Nature

Sowing Hope for Nature

When I’m outside in my garden, or walking around my nature journaling patch it always makes me feel better. Yes, even in the pouring rain!  Scientific studies have proved that engaging with nature can also make us kinder and more generous, and that in turn makes us feel happier and more grateful.  This is wonderful, but, it shouldn't be a one way street.

Drawn Into Nature is about happiness and creativity,  the first word of my strapline  though, is ‘Care’. Our world faces so many threats and uncertainties for the future; nature needs all the help she can get.

This year, April 22nd has been designated  Earth Day. To mark this , I’m setting myself an ongoing challenge to Sow Hope for Nature; and I invite you to join me.....

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Simply engaging with Nature

Simply engaging with Nature

Welcome, spring!

Here, in the British Isles, after an unexpected cold snap and snow in March, we’re looking towards all the glorious ‘B’s of springtime; buds, blossom, bees, butterflies, and of course babies, both furry and feathery!

Spring's an optimistic time, full of expectations; so it’s a great season to start changing habits. Why not begin the journey to slow down,  live in the moment, and find beauty and wonder in the ordinary, through connecting with nature?

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