• Another work in progress shot. Deciding to add some forest floor to the background has taken me down a rabbit hole. Mushroom ink holding up well on this hot press paper.

  • Here’s a work in progress shot. Toying with hot press paper. Think I like this better that the previous three on cold press. The mushroom ink seems happier here. 🎨

  • Here’s mushroom number three. Once again all done with mushroom ink.

  • Latest piece drawn with mushroom ink. 🎨

  • Here’s the result of my live draw/paint on Instagram. Ink cap mushrooms created from their own ink. 🎨

  • A quick test of mushroom ink (brown) from an ink cap mushroom and platinum carbon ink (black) for highlights. 🎨 ✍️

  • My first batch of mushroom ink. Excited to use it!

  • Latest entry in my nature journal. The nest boxes I built around our pond are used every spring by the hooded mergansers. Colored pencil in a hot press Etchr sketchbook. 🎨 ✍️

  • Here’s the result of an hour live draw on Instagram last evening with two other wonderful artists. I used the Inktober prompt “raven”but chose to use pencil of course :-)

  • It was my turn to be interviewed on an art podcast. Bethan Burton and I did a collab where she appeared on mine and I was a guest on her podcast, “Journaling with Nature”. Check it out here journaling-with-nature.simplecast.com/episodes/…

  • Starting a new page in my nature journal. Merganser page.

  • I have launched my first NFT collection of Procreate art known as “Digital Emergence”. Thanks to the whole #NFTCommunity for your help. This is one is quite special. opensea.io/collectio… 🎨 ✍️

  • It’s World Rhino Day! An hour sketching these two. 🎨 ✍️

  • Rough sketches of tardigrades (water bear) while on a call this evening. Pentel Graphgear 1000 with 2B lead

  • A small sketch of a wood duck from last evening. ✍️ 🎨

  • New podcast with Gayle Kabaker. I talk about art prompts and a couple of other bits before chatting with Gayle about her journey. From covers for The New Yorker to a book for Vital Voices. Https://drawinginspiration.fm/61 ✍️ 🎨

  • Now for something a little different. Spent a couple hours on the grounds of the Mackenzie King Estate in Ottawa. Beautiful area with some interesting ruins. Chatted with many visitors.

  • Finished the dragonfly page of my nature journal. Colored pencil on hot press paper✍️ 🎨

  • Finally got back got to the dragonflies. Been working on other things. A couple more types to add to this page 🎨 ✍️

  • It’s International Orangutan Day so I did this pencil sketch ✍️ 🎨

  • Excited to be in the process of minting my first NFTs as part of a collection. Stay tuned. I will be announcing on here, Twitter and Instagram as I begin my foray into selling digital works in the NFT space.

  • It’s World Elephant Day. I sketched this African elephant in graphite a couple of days ago partly inspired by my recent podcast with Sophie Green. Thanks to all who work every single day to protect these creatures and their habitats.

  • Got some more work done on the dragonfly page of my nature journal. 🎨 ✍️

  • It’s World Lion Day. Such majestic cats. Let’s do more to protect them and their environment.

  • Sophie Green joins me for podcast episode 59 to talk about her creative journey. We discuss her art, social media and the special way she supports conservation groups around the globe. Https://drawinginspiration.fm/59 🎙

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