• Start easy: the 1st page in your Nature Journal

    Many people fear the start of a new journal or sketchbook, because they want to have a very good and perfect 1st page as a entry. The first blank page… always a challenge Doing something wrong on the first page…

  • The perfect Nature Journal

    If you are planning to start your own Nature Journal, let me give you some recommendations. Since I started with Nature Journaling, I tried to figure out many ways to have the perfect Nature Journal. Very often I struggled with…

  • Start your own Nature Journal

    A Nature Journal is a very perfect start to improve your observation skills. Let me take you on a small journey – let´s start Nature Journaling together!! Why a Nature Journal? I am very curious about the things which are…

  • My assignment challenge

    Finally I finished my 2nd assignment for the London Art College. In this assignment the subjects should be all tonal drawings. Actually it is for preparation to make the next step into watercolor, by understanding light and shadow, shape and…

  • Museum sketching: “Mama” – Venus of Hohle Fels

    Sketching in the museum is so much fun and “Mama” is very famous in our region. Her original name is: Venus of Hohle Fels. She is 35.000 – 40.000 year old and was found in a cave in 2008 in…

  • Bird rescue – a challenge

    The last 2 weeks kept me quite busy. We did a lot of decluttering and construction in and around our house. And additionally we got a new family member accidentally. Falling from the sky When I was doing training with…

  • An egg´s tale

    “We found an egg!” my son told me and was holding this little thing carefully in his hands. A song thrush egg. Such a bright beautiful blue color. It was the first time for me to see a real one.…

  • Create your own herbarium

    Before you start with your botanical painting, there is a lot of observation work to be done. For this it is very practial to take the plant with you (if this is not a protected species). We want to keep…

  • Plein air equipment: let´s go outside

    What a wonderful April we have – the beautiful weather is giving me motivation to sit in my garden or go to the forest. Unluckily the COVID19 regulation in Germany is still keeping us at home, but it´s a good…

  • 5 Tips to start successfully botanical painting

    Well, botanical painting is really a thing in itself. I definitely hadn’t chosen the simplest topic. If you look around the web, you are overwhelmed by works of art that look like photographs. So perfect, so detailed and then I…