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I wanted to do a quick tour of the nature books that kept me company in 2020, as much as a record for myself as anything else.  I don’t get as much time to read now that Pig is here so all of these books were dipped-into and rediscovered as the year went by. The […]

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This is the third post in my mini series about pencil drawing.  The first post covered materials and the second post covered inspiration and how to collect it.  The act of drawing is basically just making marks on a surface.  Any marks, any surface.  Make the marks that express who you are the story you

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This is part two of my mini series on pencil drawing.  Part one was about the materials I use.  You can read it here. In this post I’m going to talk about the inspiration for my drawings and how I record it so I can use it in my work.  I find it easy to

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I’ve been asked a few times recently about my materials and the techniques I use for my pencil drawings.  I thought I’d break it down into a couple of short posts so you don’t have to wade through to find the information you are looking for.  I’ll also keep it nice and brief, then you

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Our dog, Buddy, isn’t one of those nice dogs that doesn’t like rain and delicately steps around puddles.  He needs lots of exercise in every weather.  On our daily walks, I often take my camera – and sometimes my Polaroid, too – with me.  Buddy has got quite used to waiting for me to stop

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I’m really excited to launch my new range of five cards under the theme of ‘A Garden for Wildlife..’  The cards are all about plants & flowers that help wildlife to flourish.  They feature bee-friendly foxgloves, leaf piles that give homes to hedgehogs, weeds that are essential for butterflies, evening-scented flowers that attract moths, and

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