Micro-seasons creative journey – January

I have always thought of January as being nestled deep within the heart of winter. Much of what I have noticed in the natural world around me has seemed to be in tune with this idea: the bare branches of trees, the plants cut back, the red and dark purple berries. Plus, my own desire …

Micro-seasons creative journey – December

December has been an interesting month for following the micro-seasons. I spent the first couple of weeks of the month on a wonderful beach holiday in Barbados, came home for a few days and then travelled to Israel for a family celebration. As a result, the pages this month are tending more towards colourful blooms …

Micro-seasons creative journey – November

Considering there have been so many gorgeous autumnal colours on display this month, I'm surprised to find that most of the entries in my journal have been of plants that are looking quite fresh and green! A strange few days involving several disharmonious communications. Feeling the need to assert healthy boundaries. Meanwhile, I'm in the …

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 …