Tag Archives: Gloucestershire

Bird Name Quiz – the Answers

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… (insert drum roll here)…. here are the answers to last week’s Bird Name Quiz. Starling Long-tailed Tit Sparrowhawk Kestrel Nightingale Shelduck Woodpigeon Redstart Fieldfare Dunnock If you like puzzles, especially those with … Continue reading

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Bird Name Quiz

Delving in the loft the other day I came across some of my father’s old books. Amongst them was an absolute gem, handed down from my grandmother’s family. Published in 1890, it is titled Glossary of Dialect and Archaic Words … Continue reading

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The Birds of Gloucestershire

Those of you who came to Bird Fair will have seen that I had a display on my stand about the forthcoming book The Birds of Gloucestershire. Earlier this year I was approached to produce some of the illustrations for … Continue reading

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Nature and Art at Stroud Festival of Nature

I’m just in the process of signing up to take part in the fifth Stroud Festival of Nature (8 September 2012, 11am-6pm). The Festival is a great opportunity to encourage people to connect with Gloucestershire’s natural world. I’ll be displaying … Continue reading

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Skylark Nest – Update

About a week ago I posted about finding a skylark nest on one of the local commons (https://garnerwildlifeart.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/inspired-by-gloucestershire/). I checked back today and what had been a nest with four eggs is now a nest with four healthy-looking skylark chicks. They’re … Continue reading

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Inspired by Gloucestershire

I’m really lucky to live in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. We have a wonderful range of habitats: estuary, oak and beech woodlands, arable, wetlands and limestone grassland filled with the appropriate wildlife. My only sadness is that we don’t … Continue reading

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Stroud Open Studios Preparation

My first attempt at video… with editing help from Techie Sis. Usually my studio is purely painting space. I’m really lucky that it’s large enough to use as exhibition space, but that requires a little reorganizing, as the video shows. This year … Continue reading

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10 Tasks Before Open Studios

For many artists and arts organisations, summer is Open Studio season. Opening your studio is a fantastic experience that enables you to make new contacts, reacquaint yourself with existing customers and see first hand how viewers interact with your work. … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Morning Thoughts

Gloucestershire residents: do you listen to BBC Radio Gloucestershire? If not, why not… it’s great. I love the blend of local news and views, competitions, humour and a wide variety of music. This week I’ll be taking part in a show too. … Continue reading

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Introducing #lifeofawildlifeartist

Many of you will know that I’m now on Twitter, however unlikely that may once have seemed! Social media is still a steep learning curve for me, though thankfully not quite the gradient it used to be. For those who … Continue reading

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