• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Zoo Sketching: we start slowly

    Summer holidays! I have a day off and my son and I have big plans. We want to spend a cozy drawing morning in the small urban zoo. For the first time Zoo Sketching. The beasts are not in the…

  • Ornithology of native birds

    I think that eggs are totally difficult to paint. Not the shape, but the texture and the color transitions, not to forget the incidence of light. My goal was to make a small documentation in my nature sketchbook of the…

  • Dandelion Documentation – so sunny

    To be honest, drawing in black and white is not really my thing. I prefer it colorful … and the documentation study of the dandelions for my Nature Journal was great fun. Originally I wanted to paint the study with…

  • Dandelion leaf

    When I started to paint with watercolor my first model was the Dandelion leaf. It was quite a challenge for me to follow the complext structure of veins and shadows. This time I made observation sketch of it. It was…