Hello! I'm Cara..
the one who spends her days listening to the Whispers of the Wild & reinterpreting them with scrap pieces of paper & glue amongst other things!
I have been escaping to the natural world for inspiration, guidance & healing for as long as I can remember. As a child you'd mostly find me drawing & painting pictures of wildlife, dancing amongst the wildflowers or retreating to the fir trees where I'd hide out collecting leaves and berries to turn into potions!
Not much has changed today. After a fair few years of trying to fit into the norm, I realised it wasn't really for me & my soul somehow found its way back to its true essence with the help of Mother Nature. The more time I spent in the wild immersing myself in natures cycles & seasonal rhythms, the more my creative juices would flow.
Art was the one subject I did well in at school & I went on to art college for a while until my younger self decided it was more important to earn some pennies! I worked with rescued horses for many years who I will always refer to as my greatest teachers. I was a gardener until I found I was spending a bit too much time with the Roses either capturing them in one of my paintings or creating posies from them! This led me to retrain as a florist where I ran my own successful floristry business from a beautiful old shepherds.
Throughout most of this time, I have been practicing Yoga & studying herbal medicine both of which I'll be doing for the rest of my life! Another constant is my art journal where I'm forever documenting nature through sketches, painting & collage.
I live with my husband, our son and three dogs in a small Sussex village nestled halfway between the coast and the countryside. We all share a deep love of the natural world where we grow our own produce, spend lots of time in or beside the sea & enjoy many lovely long walks, foraging for food & wild weeds as we go. My pockets are usually full of treasures I’ve picked up along the way which will later inspire something I’m working on.
When not in nature, my days mostly follow a gentle rhythm of mothering & homesteading, with little pockets of time to create in-between. I have a hut in our garden (my haven) where I stash my treasures and make art from mixed media, my favourite being cut paper collage. I use my artwork to create prints, greetings cards & illustrate a range of products which you can purchase from my Webshop, Etsy Shop & from other Stockists.