The Green Sketching Handbook: Relax, Unwind and Reconnect with Nature by Ali Foxon
2022 | Education & Reference
Transform your wellbeing, alleviate stress and create calm by learning how to sketch the natural world.
‘A warm and inspiring invitation to put down our phones, pick up a pencil and start really looking at the beauty all around us.’ – Kathy Clugston, presenter of Gardener’s Question Time
Learn to let go of your worries and lose yourself in nature with this practical guide to sketching for pleasure, not perfection.
Most of us know that creativity and time outdoors are good for our wellbeing, yet so many of us struggle to find the time or motivation to step away from our screens. But there’s a solution! Combining quick and easy exercises with the latest research on nature connection, wellbeing and creativity, The Green Sketching Handbook will inspire you to pick up a pencil and get started.
Inspired by her own journey from climate scientist who hadn’t tried drawing since childhood to artist and nature lover, Dr Ali Foxon will show you how to embrace your wobbly lines, unhook from a fear of criticism and create a habit that makes you feel good, not inadequate. You will learn more about yourself and your unique relationship with nature, finding out what brings you comfort and joy. Best of all, you’ll create vivid and evocative memories of all your outdoor adventures, big and small, even if you’re convinced you can’t draw.