Fish swim upstream, breaking the ice

It has been so bright and sunny these past few days. It really feels like spring is here. I never realised there were so many flowers this early in the year! I took a photo of these sunny crocuses a couple of days ago while on a walk through my local park and then drew …

Dormant Creatures Start to Twitch

I felt so joyous when I came across these snowdrops, like lanterns lighting the way to spring. I've been walking through the local park almost every day since I moved to Crouch End a couple of years ago. But I feel that it's only now I am starting to actually see the park. Since I …

East Wind Melts the Ice

After creating a sketchbook specially for the micro-seasons creative journey project, I suddenly felt very unsure of myself. After all, I am not a nature sketcher, or even a sketcher at all. What's more, I don't "know anything" about plants and trees and flowers. How can I commit myself to a year of paying attention …

Micro-seasons creative journey

This year, I’d like to use my creativity as a way to get outdoors and connect with nature in my everyday life. Following the 72 micro-seasons of the ancient Japanese calendar, I plan to document the changes in the micro-season, in nature, and within myself in relation to all of this. The journey begins today!