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Birds from my backyard triptych

I would like to think that I’m a naturalist. But mostly an urban naturalist.

I love observing Nature reclaiming urban areas.

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Evening Spectres

Evening Spectre

I’ve been enjoying exploring new territories recently. It could be because Spring is only five days away, or perhaps it’s because change has been in the air here recently. I’m enjoying playing more, experimenting with lights and shadows, colours and textures….

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🌨🐕❄️ – Music: Alexi Murdoch 🎼

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The weather forecast:

UK Overnight – Sunshine and showers, with frost for many overnight.
Showers will ease through the evening, leaving most places dry overnight. It’ll be a cold night, with frost for many, especially further north. Mist and fog is likely for some later in the night, this dense in some places.

That sounds like the weather forecast for the next four years…

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L’Oiseau bleu

Some films you watched as a kid just leave an imprint on your psyche, somehow… or maybe all the films you have ever watched do just that?

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Weak End

We just came back from our daily evening stroll, we have been doing that same lap around the Worth Way every evening for a while now…

Here are random glimpses of what I have been up to this weekend…

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The Owls Are On Hot Pressed Seams…

Earlier on this week, I mentioned briefly that I had spent quite a bit of time on a painting and I also mentioned my Dad’s birthday a while back and even shared with you the draft of his painting… well, he received it in the post today!

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Kids celebrating World Watercolor Month… 

As some of you may already know, this month is World Watercolor Month. This year the event has teamed up with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to raise awareness and funds to get art supplies for underprivileged kids.

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is unique in that they provide an art recycling program that is free to the public. Reusable art & music supplies that would otherwise be discarded, along with new or unsold materials are donated by individuals and businesses and matched to recipients who have requested those materials for art education purposes in communities around the world – so you can give then your unwanted art supplies of buy some for them here.

I believe that nurturing Art and creativity in children is so important! Amongst many other things, it’s such a great to learn problem solving, basic DIY skills and resourcefulness.

I am always more than happy to share my sketchbooks and watercolour tools with my son and his friends when we are out and about.

Here is their celebration of watercolour during this World Water Color Month…

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Summer days

When I was a kid I used to look forward to the summer holidays so much! I would literally count down the days until the summer break.

No school, longer days and the freedom to do whatever I wanted with my time at last…

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The girl who loved stripes, words and seahorses…

Once upon a time there was a little girl. She had pink hair, green eyes and loved stripes.

She wanted to become a writer so she could write stories about clouds turning into dragons, teapots filled with green smoke and horses living in a magic forest ruled by a panther, ridden with trolls and elves.