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January sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir

January 2024 Journal how to be quiet I’ve been running my little business for over 12 years now.  Without fail, the run up to Christmas is hectic.  It begins with calendar launch in September and ends when the calendar sells out at the beginning of January.  I love it, it is such a buzz.  It […]

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bird watching with Dad

Nature Memories (The Wild Child Collection) Where does a love of nature come from?  I seem to be finding myself making drawings about childhood at the moment – perhaps inevitable when I spend my days following the children around. Their little bodies have crept into the drawings and the things they notice have become (once

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December Peace collared dove drawing sketchbook page Hannah Longmuir

December Sketchbook & Journal No big review of the year, here, just a brief record of a beautiful December 3rd December  Ready to leap in, head-first, to the festivities. The excitement on Piglet’s face, the anticipation, is magical.  We chose an enormous tree and brought it home strapped to the roof of the car.  It

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November sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir

November Sketchbook & Journal I can’t come, sorry, I’m wintering 5th November Ten years since our first date! A whole decade of loving Ross. We left the kids with Granny and Papa and went to walk the path along the Kale water that we used to walk so often with Buddy, back in our Teapot

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October sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir

October Sketchbook & Journal A month in which the absolutely ordinary, everyday, seemed even more precious than usual. So, October was wet.  It started off misty, rainy and weirdly warm.  There’s been a couple of hard frosts, but the wet has remained.  Enormous puddles (the children are delighted!), brown rivers, stormy weather. Regardless of the

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September sketchbook page woodland drawing at Glentress Hannah Longmuir

September Sketchbook & Journal from heatwave to pink Harvest Moon, dreamless nights, and the pages from my lovely day out sketching at Glentress I’m deeply distrustful of any September that dares to start with a heatwave.  Wtf.  September marks the much-anticipated reunion with the knitwear drawer, the dusting off of the boots, perhaps even the

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June sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir

June 2023 Sketchbook & Journal June is all about the sky.  It started with a full moon. At times it has been full of thunder, other times as blue as can be. June has the most light. It peaked at the solstice on the 21st; and now slowly the days are shortening.  There’s no heavy

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May sketchbook page by Hannah Longmuir kingfisher drawing

May 2023 Sketchbook & Journal Here’s my notes on nature and family life in May… This is it guys, summer is coming, swooping in with the swallows.  Piglet is due home from nursery any minute and he wants to get the paddling pool out. The sun has SHOWN UP for the past week.  We are

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April 2023 sketchbook nature journal Hannah Longmuir

April 2023 Sketchbook & Journal Here’s my notes on nature and family life in April… April is all green and yellow.  Jackets of yellow gorse on the hillsides, big nodding yellow daffodils, vergefuls of dandelions and buttercups and those tall yellow daisies that I don’t know the name of.  New leaves, green everywhere. Grass, moss,

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