Micro-seasons creative journey – October

October's micro-seasons have transported us from the golden days of post-summer to the chilly days and early nights of a colder season. As well as the expected fiery leaves and succulent fruits, there have been all sorts of surprises such as the mushrooms that seemed to appear from one day to the next and the …

Micro-seasons creative journey – September

It has been so wonderful charting the shift from summer to autumn in my micro-seasons journal this past month. Not surprisingly the focus has changed from flowers to trees and fruits. I love how this project has opened my eyes to the nature that directly surrounds me. Almost all of these entires feature things that …

Micro-seasons creative journey – August

This month my nature journal, for the most part, moved away from flowers into the realm of trees. This included some species from my time on yoga retreat in the South of France. Thanks to the PlantSnap app, I was able to identify them: Japanese Maple, European Smoketree, and Spanish Chestnut. This was my sixth …

Micro-seasons creative journey – July

Following along with the abundance of nature in July's Micro-seasons journal has been a luscious experience. It has been hard to choose a single plant or flower when I am surrounded by this cornucopia of colours, shapes, and perfumes! Foxgloves in the forest at EarthHeart I spent most of this micro-season at EarthHeart UK in the beautiful …

Micro-seasons creative journey – June

This last month it has seemed as though summer is in full bloom! So many beautiful flowers to choose from. And thanks to the advice from artist friends, @mashaivanova9688 and @mercurialmindart, I have discovered PlantSnap app. Now it is so much easier to learn more about the wonders I am seeing each day in the natural world …

Micro-seasons creative journey — May

May saw me playing around with different styles in my micro-season journal which kept things lively and interesting. Much of this influence came from other projects I am working on: cartoon me crossed over from my 100 days of diary comics; Hundertwasser's bright colours made an appearance from The Painted Diaries; and later on in …

Micro-seasons creative journey – April

Spring is so abundant! The buds on the trees are turning into leaves and flowers. New blooms are popping up all over the place. I have felt spoiled for choice each time I add a new entry in my micro-seasons journal. Here are April's micro-seasons, recording  just a few of the changes going on around …

Thunder sings

It’s so easy to overlook the bush bedside the fence at the front of the house. That is, until it is brim-ful with beautiful white flowers that smell so sweet. No thunder outside; it is sunny and bright. Feeling rumblings inside though.

The sparrow builds her nest

There’s something so bold about dandelions. Big beautiful shining suns. They give me a feeling of courage. I’ve been feeling chirpy the last few days. I’ve also been drawn to drink coffee (which I don’t usually drink.) What’s that about?

Leaf insects turn into butterflies

Is time moving super fast or is it just me? Almost as soon as I've posted about the current micro-season it seems the next one is almost over. Phew! These tiny flowers are half the size of the drawing I made of them. I nearly missed them altogether, in their spot at the foot of …