Paperbark Writer

Australian nature meets science and art

By Paula Peeters

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A walk in the mountain forests

My nature journal of Binna Burra, Beechmont and beyond

Discover the richness of the mountain forests through the playful, diverse and beautiful pages of Paula’s nature journal.

Paperback, 17 x 22.3 cm, 206 pages, full colour throughout with over 196 original illustrations. Printed in Australia on recycled paper.

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New colouring book to download!

Dynamic Lagoons

Colour the world of the upland wetlands

Funded by the New South Wales Environmental Trust’s Saving Our Species Program.


Stories and artwork inspired by Australian nature

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Unleash your creativity with this simple handmade book

Unleash your creativity with this simple handmade book

A simple concertina book can be a great way to record your next holiday, road trip or nature journaling adventure.

I’ve also found that simple concertina books can unlock inspiration in kids and adults when a flat blank journal page may be too daunting or dull. Perhaps it’s the tactile nature of these books, the way that people tend to open and close them, and look at them from all angles, that stimulates different neural pathways in the brain.

A simple concertina book is essentially just a strip of robust paper (high GSM watercolour paper or mixed media paper works well) that is folded to form multiple small pages. But it feels like a little book, that unfolds alluringly, to tell a story….

Why do I self-publish?

Why do I self-publish?

“It’s a book to be shared and taken into your soul!” – Amanda

That’s a reader’s impression of my most recent book ‘A walk in the mountain forests’, sent to me this morning via email. Thanks Amanda!

I offered the manuscript of ‘A walk in the mountain forests’ to four major publishers, and all four rejected it. Then I found an Australian company who could print it at a price I could afford (that’s Fast Press Print in Nerang, Qld), and I went ahead and published it myself. Now this little book is bringing joy to many readers, and sharing the wonders of nature with others gives me a great deal of joy and satisfaction too.

Create your own garden journal

Create your own garden journal

Bring further joy and depth to your gardening by creating your own garden journal. This year, thanks to the sponsorship of Brisbane City Council, I'll be leading a series of free nature journaling workshops for gardeners. The venue is the lovely 'Kitchen in the...

A walk in the mountain forests – Pre-orders now open!

A walk in the mountain forests – Pre-orders now open!

A walk in the mountain forests - What is this book? I’m not sure how to describe A walk in the mountain forests. My previous books were relatively easy to pitch: Here’s a book that you colour-in, here’s an introduction to nature journaling, here’s a kid’s...


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Gifts for yourself and others

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Organic cotton tea towels


Greeting cards


Give back…

Buy garments through my Redbubble store and 25 % of the retail price will be donated to environmental and animal welfare charities

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To a nature journaling workshop!

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Nature journaling workshop at Binna Burra; Photos by Renata Buziak


Into the Wildworld, and discover The Kinship of All. Read Stories of the Wildworld.

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