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All
  • All
  • animals
  • autumn
  • beach
  • Bird of the Month
  • birds
  • Books
  • Countryside
  • Creative business
  • Creativity
  • Drawing
  • Environmentalism
  • Flowers
  • Garden
  • Landscape
  • Life
  • Making Art
  • Nature
  • Scottish Borders
  • Seasons
  • Sketchbook
  • spring
  • Stationery
  • Studio
  • summer
  • swallows
  • trees
  • Wildlife
  • winter
Books

Reading the Seasons: What I Read in 2020

I wanted to do a quick tour of the nature books that kept me company in 2020, as much as …

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autumn

The Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.7: CONKERS

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 7 of …

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autumn

A Glorious Autumn Day

I recently got a chance to go for a solo walk round the woodland.  I love exploring the wood with …

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Creative business

What ‘Thinking of You Week’ means to me

Happy Thinking of You Week! Thinking of You Week is organised by the Greetings Card Association with the goal of …

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Countryside

The Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.6: July, August, and the last of the Greens

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 6 of …

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beach

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

We are just back from a much needed few days by the sea.  I’ve always been of the opinion that …

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birds

Great Spotted Woodpeckers: How to Tell Male, Female and Juvenile Apart

Over the past month we have been enjoying watching a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers on the feeders in the …

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Countryside

The Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.5: May, June, Flowers and Environmental Justice

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 5 of …

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Drawing

Pencil Drawing: Techniques

This is the third post in my mini series about pencil drawing.  The first post covered materials and the second …

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