The Green Sketching Handbook
'A warm and inspiring invitation to put down our phones, pick up a pencil and start really looking at the beauty all around us.' - Kathy Clugston, presenter of Gardener's Question Time
Learn to let go of your worries and lose yourself in nature with this practical guide to sketching for pleasure, not perfection.
Most of us know that creativity and time outdoors are good for our wellbeing, yet so many of us struggle to find the time or motivation to step away from our screens. But there’s a solution! Combining quick and easy exercises with the latest research on nature connection, wellbeing and creativity, The Green Sketching Handbook will inspire you to pick up a pencil and get started.
Inspired by her own journey from climate scientist who hadn't tried drawing since childhood to artist and nature lover, Dr Ali Foxon will show you how to embrace your wobbly lines, unhook from a fear of criticism and create a habit that makes you feel good, not inadequate. You will learn more about yourself and your unique relationship with nature, finding out what brings you comfort and joy. Best of all, you'll create vivid and evocative memories of all your outdoor adventures, big and small, even if you’re convinced you can’t draw.
The health of our planet and the people that depend upon it are being run down because of our collective blindness toward nature. Re-engaging and connecting people with the natural world is a vital prerequisite for a secure future, and this lovely little book provides one wonderful gateway to that.
Tony Juniper CBE, environmentalist and chair of Natural England
A warm and inspiring invitation to put down our phones, pick up a pencil and start really looking at the beauty all around us.
Kathy Clugston, presenter of Gardeners' Question Time
A joyful, beautifully illustrated and thought-provoking book. Use it to sketch more, reconnect with nature and spread the word.
Anne Swithinbank, expert horticulturalist and panelist for Gardeners' Question Time