Hello Friends, I'm happy to announce that I'm running an Animal Communication workshop with Ashley Ramsden. Ashley is the co-founder of the International School of Storytelling, the longest established centre of its kind in the UK. I met Ashley a few years ago, during one of my 'How to Communicate with Dogs' workshop. I was … Continue reading Animal Communication Workshop May 2018
Boy and I often walk our dogs in Ashplats Woods - an ancient woodland which is a walking distance from our house. We have been going there at least once a week for the past two years. We have lovely memories of adventures there, with the dogs, with friends... Sailing boats in the streams - loosing playmobil … Continue reading Ashplats Woods
It's my Dad's birthday today :: Happy Birthday Dad! :: I hope you are having a lovely day and that the weather is sunny where you are, because here it feels like Autumn. I have been working on a painting for him, here is the version in my sketchbook... I really enjoyed playing with inks to draw … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Mrs Pony was born out of a happy accident. I bought a few balls of yarn from a charity shop yesterday morning (the lady kindly sold me a few balls for £1) with the intention to knit a creature out of it. One of the yarn was pink with a label around it that read: … Continue reading Mrs Pony
I saw a bird of prey attacking a heron in flight while walking in the woods this morning. The heron honked really loudly and the bird of prey let him go. - Photo by Boy - I went back to my local farmer's market this week, to buy more leeks, apples and bread - and also some tarts … Continue reading The chatter of a monkey mind…
Thom and I have been following the adventures of Natalie, an artist who is currently travelling around the world with her partner on their sailing boat, the Kehaar. Thom is passionate about shipwrecks and was fascinated by her post on a wreck they came across in Guyana. That post inspired him a lot… Inspired by Natalie’s beautiful drawings he drew his own Mazaruni, made his own out of Lego bricks and asked me to send it to her.. We were very excited to read Natalie’s post today…
Remember my post Shipwrecks and Sand Shoals? A couple of months after the post went up I got an exciting e-mail from 7-year-old Thom (and his mum, Noemie). Based on the sketches and photos in my post, Thom (who tells me he is “really into wrecks”) made a gorgeous drawing of the wreck.
Note: In the book, about rabbits, Kehaar is a blunt old seagull who speaks with an Eastern European accent. He is very knowledgeable about the world, and he often confuses the rabbits by talking about things that they do not understand or cannot comprehend, such as bullets and oceans. Kehaar is the reason…
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Since writing this post at the beginning of the summer, Thom has been through a few sketch books and quite a large amount of paper... I have been a bit more savey. I'm still using the same book, and it looks a bit tattered now from being soaked with water wash for all sorts of … Continue reading Welcome Autumn