Earlier in the year I was contacted by the RSPB, asking if I’d like to appear in an advert promoting the Big Garden Birdwatch. A yearly back garden bird count, collecting citizen science data to help protect our garden birds. It takes place at the end of January every year, this year it’s 26th – 28th. Being photographed or filmed is definitely not something I am comfortable with, so I hesitated at first. But what an opportunity and adventure it would be? In recent years I’v
Pocket Hitchhikers – Autumn Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
by Robert Frost How many times have you come back from a walk and found your pockets full of little treasures of nature? It seems that some of us can’t help but pick up stones from the beach or conkers from the woodland, small tactile pieces of natu
Summer In Yorkshire Print from Raspberry Thief Summer In Yorkshire “I tried to find beauty there where I had never imagined before that it could exist, in the most ordinary things, in the profundities of ‘still life'” – Marcel Proust By the time Summer came upon us, drawing and journalling everyday had become a welcome habit. From the epiphany I had in Spring, the sense of new beginnings and learning, to a feeling of natural habit. The feeling of making leaps in my watercolou
Back in the summer I was asked by Dr. Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators if I’d like to be featured as ‘Artist Of The Month‘. Jessie has featured some wonderful artists, so I feel humbled to have my work and background featured, thank you for your kind words Jessie. Here’s a copy of the feature: Artist Of The Month: Angela Hennessy by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 02, 2017 / Gorgeous colors, rich with the natural beauty of our earth. A keen eye, to see birds, waves, sunsets, and
I thought I’d write a post about my art, as Raspberry Thief seems to be constantly morphing and changing as I change, and become more confident in my style. It’s grown from a platform for my drawings to include a lot more of my interests, reading, outdoors, running. I’ve been using my time to practice everyday, and try to develop a style, story that I’m happy with. This year I feel like I’ve turned a corner and have something that I can develop and grow with. It is a comb