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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November sketchbook Hannah Longmuir

November Review: Calpol & Damp Leaves Here’s my review of the first of the dark months… November and the first of the Nasty Winter Bugs hit the household.  Piglet first, then the baby.  A gruesome cough and a temperature. Nothing spectacular but it wiped them out for over a week.  Being stuck at home with

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October muddy puddles Hannah Longmuir

October Review: Mostly Puddles Here’s my review of the my favourite month of the year… October things: huge house spiders, the heaviest rain, diamond rain drops on spider webs, very muddy puddles, apples, lichen, toadstools, soggy moss, orange leaves. I tend to feel good in the autumn.  More grounded. Moored, somehow. I feel that especially

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September sketchbook Hannah Longmuir

September Review: Hectic Fruitfulness What a busy month! Join me in my review of it. I’m absolutely amazed that I have found a moment to write a September review, or to draw in my sketchbook at all.  September has been a very busy month.  For me, work has been full on (which is great, always

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Barn Owl sketch by Hannah Longmuir

Bird of the Month November: Barn Owl I chose the barn owl for my bird of the month for November because, for me, the barn owl is a bird of dark nights and big moons. My little boy is completely enraptured by the moon at the moment. Full moons, moons shrouded in clouds, daytime moons

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Bird of the Month October: WoodPigeon October is my favourite month of the year, and this one has been really lovely.  Those who have read the Bird of the Month blogs through the year might have spotted some slightly melancholy months (I’m looking at you, March and April) but I’m pleased to report that October has been a

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Turnstone sketches by Hannah Longmuir

This blog post is an ode to the turnstones in Campbeltown harbour. When the tide was high the turnstones grouped together, huddled and impatient, just above the water line on the harbour wall.  Looking down on them from the harbour wall, their chestnut brown summer plumage looked like camouflage against the stones.  They were wobbling

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