Little adventures in nature, sketching and slow creative days ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, The weeks seem to be flying by this month… and the rain seems to be never ending! How are things with you? On Monday I went on my second official ‘Artist’s Date’, this time on a walk along the canal, where I spotted a majestic heron and did a quick sketch of it before […]

Spring walks, outdoor sketching and inspiring books ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, How has your week been? It’s been sunny and warm here, full of wild flowers, adventures, reading, and endless ideas: writing, sketching and taking so many photos! Share your stories in the comments at the end of the post, I’d love to hear from you. On Tuesday I went on an adventure to Coombes […]

May Happy Highlights 2018 and a few thoughts… ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Today I would like to share my favourite moments from the month of May. It’s been a fun-filled few weeks, with so much sunshine! How was May for you? Read on to see my Happy Highlights list, plus a few thoughts and updates… My Happy Highlights for May 2018… Enjoyed a lovely ‘artist date’ […]

Roaches Adventure and Sketching ‘en plein air’ ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, A few weeks ago on an unusually hot and sunny day for April here in England, I went out on my first big adventure of the year, to shake off some of that winter gloom. Starting from our home in Leek, I managed to walk all the way to the trig point of the […]

April Happy Highlights 2018 ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, I hope you are well! How has April been for you? It feels like this month has absolutely flown by; so many lovely and exciting things have been happening, plus even more exciting things are just around the corner. My Happy Highlights for April 2018… Saw Wes Anderson’s new film ‘Isle of Dogs’ at the […]

February 2018 Happy Highlights ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, Welcome to my monthly review and round-up of all the good things I’ve experienced and achieved in February. Below is my list (in no particular order) of ‘happy highlights’ from both my Sunray Sister world and personal life. After that I have shared some details of my plans for March, including the new theme […]

Scotland and Lake District Adventure ~ Dear Diary #11

Dear diary, A few weeks ago, Fraz and I went on an awesome weekend road trip! On Saturday morning we set off early and headed north across the border, and into Scotland. I’ve never been before, so it felt pretty cool! We arrived in Glasgow just in time for lunch, and enjoyed some incredible vegan […]

October Happy Highlights // Sunray Sister Monthly Favourites

Hello! Can you believe November is almost here! What?! October has been a month of creativity and adventures, just what I love. What were your favourite moments and proudest achievements from last month? Share your stories in the comments below, or over on Facebook or Instagram. Without further ado, here are my October happy highlights: […]

Mapping Four Adventures // Dear Diary #10

Dear Diary, Since moving north I’ve been enjoying a few solo adventures out in the beautiful Autumn countryside. I really want to get to know the area, and find interesting places to explore; not just walk up and down the same roads. Below are four recent adventures, illustrated with maps, sketches and photos. Alongside are […]

I Stand No Chance of Growing Up // Dear Diary #7

Dear diary, Life is hard. And I often feel like I stand no chance of growing up; no chance of having a proper job, saving money, driving a car, being a responsible adult… I was in a weird place the other day; so I went for a long walk around Rudyard lake and put Fiona […]