Beechmont Nature Journal, March 3rd 2019

Woo hoo! Here we go with issue two of the Beechmont Nature Journal, featuring baby (or moulting?) birds, bell birds popping up in a surprising place, and a giant of the forest. Everyone is happy here because we have RAIN at last. And I have a new sketchbook to play with :).

It’s called The Cappuccino book, but since I’m strictly a tea girl, I call it The Tea book. The colour of the paper is sort of milky coffee or tea. I started off drawing in the garden…

Then went for a walk in Lamington National Park yesterday…

Earlier in the week I drew some plant studies…

These were for some illustrations commissioned by the wonderful Pollinator Link project, which encourages people to create wildlife-friendly gardens in the Brisbane area. Here is a sneak peek at part of an illustration. Not strictly part of the nature journal, but it might make you smile:

Until next time, happy nature-loving!

4 Responses

  1. Kristina Olsson

    Thank you for opening your journal to us Paula — such a gift. I eagerly await each instalment!

    • Paula Peeters

      Thanks Kris! I hope it brings a little brightness into the world 🙂

  2. Sandra Taylor

    Just beautiful, Paula. Thank you from me too. And I can’t resist adding that I have just I finished reading Kristina Olsson’s beautiful ‘Shell’ – as she has commented above.

    • Paula Peeters

      Oh thankyou Sandra. And isn’t Shell a gorgeous read? I love how it explores Australian attitudes to beauty and art too. Still relevant today, sadly.