Tag: Nature

A Fun Little 21 Day Challenge

A Fun Little 21 Day Challenge

A few days ago I set myself a fun little challenge to do whilst I am spending time in the Netherlands over Christmas and New Year. If you didn’t already know, I was born and brought up in the Netherlands, and my parents, who are…

Pigeons In The City

Pigeons In The City

In one of my recent blog posts, The Beauty In The Ordinary, I mentioned I was studying and sketching pigeons. It has been so much fun. This past week I had to submit some of my work from this term to my art tutor since…

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

The other week I put out a request on my Facebook page for some title suggestions for one of my pen and ink wildlife drawings. I called it Friday Fun. I didn’t expect to get so many wonderful suggestions! It thrilled me to bits. I…

Reflecting On Happiness

Reflecting On Happiness

How do we really know what we want and what makes us happy until we experience it? How can we know what we love, what works for us, what we need? We can make lists upon lists of what we like and don’t like, the…

Beauty In The Ordinary

Beauty In The Ordinary

Over the last few months I have been immersed in my creative work, in particular in my art practice. I have been observing and recording ordinary birds, such as gulls and pigeons. Some people have questioned – out of interest and curiosity – why I…

Paintbox Summer Exhibition July 2016

Paintbox Summer Exhibition July 2016

I’m excited to share with you that two of my pastel drawings will be featured in the upcoming Paintbox Summer Exhibition – my first gallery exhibition in Scotland! After my first ever exhibition last year, which took place in my hometown in The Netherlands, I…

I Love Me Weekend

I Love Me Weekend

The other weekend I went on a wonderful course taught by Dr David Hamilton. It was called “I Love Me” and we delved deeply into self-love and the science of self-love. If you’d like to read more about this, then I highly recommend I Heart…

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, in total, I’ve lived about…

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

A while ago I decided to do some volunteering. I wanted to get involved with a project that would inspire me and give me a chance to give back somehow. There were the obvious choices for me – since I love wildlife and nature, I…

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been inspired to re-visit and re-commit to a creative, writing project that in turn has led me to embarking on a couple of new creative projects focused on Landmarks, Landscape and Language. Three years ago I went on…