Dispatches from a Small World

The lockdown project lives...

A prolific filer of sketchbooks, time was when I would draw my commute to and from my desk space. But at the start of the first lockdown, local parks full of ‘keep moving’ signs, I couldn’t even draw on my daily exercise walk. So I decided to report from my back garden instead, posting my pictures on Instagram.

It turned into a fascinating voyage of visual discovery, spotting colours I hadn’t noticed before and following plants from seedling to seedpod. This year, I’ve decided to take the project through a second growing season, as a blog.

…and it’s gone live in National Gardening Week.

Follow the blog here.