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 …

The first peach blossoms

Next door to the magical cherry blossoms, the magnificent Magnolia tree came into bloom. Each flower is a bowl filled with promise, holding its precious contents despite the strong winds that have blown so much else away. This is how my heart feels.

Hibernating creatures open their doors

I just love the title of this micro-season. I nearly missed these tiny flowers on my walk round the park this week, peeking out among the rocks and last autumn's fallen leaves on the side of the path. It's so perfect that the animal of the season is the dark spotted frog. I keep seeing …

Grasses and trees sprout

This micro season is even more micro than usual. Only 4 days! Once again we are back in the kind of grey blustery weather that is more typical for February. I kinda like it! I realised I was getting a bit bogged down in the idea that I had to identify everything I put in …

Haze first covers the sky

It's always a moment when the daffodils come out to play. Although, as I am posting the page for this micro-season, the sky is dark grey as if it's going to pour down with rain any second. I'm feeling low in energy and not very playful or sunny. I guess that's the thing about the …

The earth becomes damp

A side effect of this project is that I am starting to learn the names of the trees, plants and flowers I see around me. How can I draw a blossoming tree branch without enquiring what kind of tree it is? This week, I consulted the Woodland Trust app to try and discover what species …