Friday, May 26, 2017

Old Sketchbook, Nature Elements & Wood Artist Liliia Tereshkiv

I found an old holiday sketchbook. It transported me back to our countryside holiday a few years ago. The old sketchbook still had many pages crisp white so I added a horse drawn by Rafael. But without its rider, directing it. Somehow, for me, nature sketches are free from intruding and dominating humans.

My latest project is about studying Feng Shui. I decided to draw Feng Shui's 5 elements. For drawing the Water Element, I chose a lotuspond with a flowering lotus. For Fire Element, I drew red tulips with their petals mimicking flames. For Feng Shui's Wood Element is drew 3 wooden sticks, driftwood and old branches found in our local woodlands, as well as a wood cut through with visible growth marks. I need to draw Metal and Earth Element to complete this series.

As the schoolyear draws to a close, I have ordered for my daughter 'Teacher Thank-You' woodcards at Sorriso Design. Sorriso Design is a one-woman company of my friend Liliia Tereshkiv. Liliia added lovely sketches to the customized texts. Liliia loves nature; she loves wood and I admire her eco wood work.

Wishing you a lovely summer with loads of nature sketches.
Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spring Daisies - Lin Frye

Journal - Daisy season -- love how they add brightness to the roadsides!

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Yellow Fields - Lin Frye

Journal - Yellow Fields - This time of year I dash around my county hunting those golden, sunshine-filled fields of mustard and buttercups. I try to capture a few of them for my journal.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Monday, May 8, 2017


Taking a walk down our lane and looking at the nature around me as usual, I spotted these oak galls on an oak tree in the hedgerow.  They look like bunches of currants on the undersides of the leaves and I just had to pick a twig to draw at home!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Journal - Apple Blossoms - Lin Frye

Junk/Sketch/Watercolor Journal- Finally getting to post my apple tree blossoms ...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Copper Iris - Lin Frye

My copper iris have bloomed before my purples!

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I love to see the new fern leaves as they unfurl in the spring and these two made a nice image for Easter weekend.