• 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…

  • 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.…

  • Natural History Illustration Newcastle II

    …taking the chance… In February 2019, I heard the first time about a free course in Natural History Illustration from Newcastle University in Australia. The faculty offers a free online course to give everyone who is interested the opportunity to…

  • Tree bark

    Let´s take a very detailed look on a tree bark. What do you see? I can see so many things: landscapes, labyriths, cities – a wonderful complex structure and it looks like a secret world with his own universe. Trees…

  • 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…

  • Bird Sketching: We are hungry!

    Field Sketching in a group of young sparrows. They enjoyed to take a bath in the dust. They dived into the sand, shacked the feathers, jumped up and down, chased each other and started a playful fight. But as soon…

  • 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…