Here is a series of pictures I recently took from the water's edge in Weirwood Reservoir, which is one of my favourite places around here. It is a big body of water made of the Medway River - even though it is only a stream at that point (the Medway starts around here), there is a … Continue reading From the water’s edge
I would like to think that I'm a naturalist. But mostly an urban naturalist. I love observing Nature reclaiming urban areas. I love watching wildlife taking over abandoned buildings, dandelions pushing their way through cracks in the pavements. This quiet rebellion fills me up with joy and hope. Above is a portrait of a jackdaw … Continue reading Birds from my backyard triptych
Dear friends, I hope you are well and that you are enjoying Autumn wherever you are. I'm now getting ready for my next 6 day workshop which will start in exactly a week from now. My last workshop at Emerson College was in early June. It was the end of Spring, the days were longer … Continue reading What if people think I’m crazy?
Brown bird, on the fence Say nothing, stay still. A mindset, a stream. Breathe deep, change the lens No sliding down hill. Life is but a dream.
Birds are always in sync. They always arrive and leave at the right time. Seven years ago, my parents were driving in the French countryside, where they live. My dad noticed a black shape on the side of the road. As he got nearer, he found himself looking into the eyes of a fledgling crow who … Continue reading Corvidae
I think a lot of people obsess with the weather when they are conversing. I have noticed that writers seem to be obsessed with time. Here we are, at the end of May. Boy turned 10 earlier on this month. I still dont understand where that time went... I really don't understand where that … Continue reading The Wheel of Time…
My Etsy Shop had a make over and has now re-opened. Come and visit if you have a second! :) Noémie.
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!
I disappeared for a while. I fell down the knitting rabbit hole again. I sometimes emerged for basic self-care, child care, house duties and basic socialising. You know, during the rare occasion when someone attempts to approach this weird looking woman who is knitting furiously, sat in that corner on her own, while kids are busy … Continue reading My menagerie
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