Paperbark Writer

Australian nature meets science and art

By Paula Peeters

More nature journaling workshops announced for 2024

‘Pay what you can’ option for most!

‘Nature journaling for teachers’ session in Toowoomba

After the enthusiastic response to my workshops so far this year, I am offering a series of similar workshops for the rest of the year. However I have changed the format and pricing after much thought, and feedback from participants.

The fee for all workshops that I organise (except ‘Nature journaling for Teachers’) will be ‘Pay what you can’ by donation. This is because I would like as many people as possible to experience the many benefits of nature journaling, and I am trying to reduce the obstacle of cost where I can.

Brisbane City Council also sponsors some of my nature journaling workshops at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and offers these for free to participants. These sell out quick once tickets go on sale, so if you are interested it’s best to follow Brisbane City Council on Eventbrite for notifications of event listings.

I have also changed the format of my 5 hour workshops to 3 hours.

Go to list of all events

‘Tree hollows are animal homes’

#1 Eucalypt Open Forests, south-eastern Australia

#2 Eucalypt Tall Open Forests, south-eastern Australia

‘Tree hollows are animal homes’ is a series of designs inspired by the relationship between the many Australian animal species that use hollows and the trees that provide them. #1 and #2 designs are available as posters now.

Click here for wholesale prices for educational poster ‘Tree hollows are animal homes #1 and #2’.

These designs are available on posters, prints and other goodies via my Redbubble store.

Read more about #1 design

Read more about #2 design

New colouring book to download

Mount Kaputar: A living volcano

By Paula Peeters, Adam Fawcett, Shannon Greenfields and James Faris.

Developed in partnership with Saving our Species, New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment; and in collaboration with New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

‘Possums of Australia’ design collection

Yes I have a possum obsession!

Maybe you do too?

I decided to illustrate all 27 species of possum and glider that live in Australia. I’ve loved these critters for a long time, perhaps because most of them live in forests, and I also love forests.

As a result I now present you with 8 different possum / glider designs.

Organic Cotton Tea towels are available now for 2 of these designs!

All possum designs are available on garments, posters, prints and other goodies via my Redbubble store.

On sale now!

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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Stories and artwork inspired by Australian nature

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Download free colouring books and colouring sheets

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Gifts for yourself and others

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Organic cotton tea towels

Greeting cards



Redbubble store

Here you can purchase clothing, prints, posters and other goods with my designs. They’re printed on demand and shipped straight to you from Redbubble.

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

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Come along…

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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