Calendar of Firsts Flip Through

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It seems ever such a long time ago since I began my Calendar of Firsts back in January. But the year has rolled on, and each week I have added my observations about the natural world around me.

This morning I sketched my last entry: Week 52: Hoarfrost on Holly, and a Moorhen.

I have created a flip-through video so you can see all the nature happenings that I have recorded this year, and I do hope that you will consider keeping your own Calendar of Firsts (whether illustrated or not) in 2017

Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year!

 

 

Painting An Autumn Leaf In My Nature Journal

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This week I have sketched a beautiful leaf from the garden, and a wee Robin Redbreast who has visited us for a while now (this Robin has a couple of white feathers in the wing.). The colours of the autumnal landscape are just so spectacular right now, heightened by frosty mornings and sun-shiny days.

This week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Potters Pink
  • Naphthamide Maroon
  • Indigo
  • Permanent Rose
  • Quinacridone Gold

Are you planning to join our Calendar-of-Firsts along next year?

Please note, there currently is a 20% discount available for Exploring Nature With Children using code EXPLORE16 – valid through 29 Nov 16

Painting A Ladybird In My Nature Journal

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This week I have sketched a Ladybird and a sprig of Honesty. We have had some really glorious, sun-shiny days, and the autumnal colours of the landscape are breathtaking. I found this wee fellow in my kitchen, and of course had to sketch it.

This week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Shadow Violet
  • Cadmium Red
  • Indigo
  • Permanent Rose
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Raw Umber
  • Neutral Tint

Also, please note, there currently is a 20% discount available for Exploring Nature With Children using code EXPLORE16 – valid through 29 Nov 16

Painting Hawthorne Berries In My Nature Journal

This week I sketched some Hawthorne berries, a Sycamore leaf, and the full, Hunters’ Moon. The hedgerows are bursting with Hawthorne berries right now; the landscapes are abundant in such bright, beautiful colours.
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This week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Cadmium Red
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cobalt Turquoise
  • Ultra Marine

White Gel Pen for highlights

This is  just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

Do come over to the private FaceBook group for families working with their children to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group

 

Painting Holly In My Nature Journal

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This week I sketched some Holly from the tree in the garden. The berries are bright red at the top of the tree, and less ripe further down. I am hoping the birds will leave me a couple of berry-bearing branches for decorating the house at Christmas!
I also painted a strawberry leaf; I love watching the changes in colours on the strawberry leaves as we move through autumn.

You can see me painting the Holly in this week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Cadmium Red
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Indigo
  • Ultra Marine

White Gel Pen for highlights

This is  just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

Do come over to the private FaceBook group for families working with their children to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group

Painting Elderberries In My Nature Journal

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This week I have painted Elderberries in my Calendar of Firsts.

You can see me painting the berries in this week’s video:

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Permanent Rose
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Naphthalene maroon
  • Potters Pink
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Indigo
  • Moon Glow

White Gel Pen for highlights

This is  just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

Do come over to the private FaceBook group for families working with their children to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group

Painting Rose Hips In My Nature Journal

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My Calendar Of Firsts this week featured the Rose Hips that were in abundance on our Autumnal equinox walk, and the beautiful Garden Spider that has been building her web over my living room window for the past couple of weeks!

What a joy it has been to watch her each day.

You can see me painting the Hips in this week’s video.

The supplies I used:

Moleskine diary

Fountain Pen with waterproof ink

Da Vinci 1503 size 8 watercolour brush

Watercolours:

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Cadmium Red
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Winsor Orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultra Marine (green shade)
  • Indigo
  • Raw Sienna

This is  just a short video to share how I work. I would love to hear how you create.

Do come over to the private FaceBook group for families working with their children to encourage one another in our journaling pursuits. It would be lovely to see you there.

The Charlotte Mason Nature Journaling FaceBook Group