Friday’s Letters


Bees, bugs and butterflies!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for all your interactions and lovely words that you have sent me this week. Some of these words have been sent just for my eyes, so instead I am going to share these beautiful stag beetle sketches. They were drawn back in the 1990’s, but my stag beetle Saturday Art Challenge prompted a memory and the sketches being dug back out by ‘M’ who kindly sent them in to share.

‘M’ also sent the the following two sketches, the butterfly also from an old sketch book, the moth a recent sketch. I think you will agree that these are gorgeous, and inspiring, I want to draw more!

At my allotment the honey suckle is blooming and I’ve been busy enjoying the bees visiting to enjoy the heady scented blooms. I also found these tiny little critters on a leaf – I think they are shield bug babies!

Look out for the Saturday Art Challenge tomorrow – where we will be making waves on paper!!

With best wishes for a calm and happy weekend.


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

2 thoughts on “Friday’s Letters

  1. I love this pastel drawing on coloured paper. The mid grey tone really makes the colours on top sing. Beautiful butterfly wings.

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  2. I love beetles. I always think of AA. Milne and the long line of rabbits friends and relatives telling each other to shush resulting Alexander beetle at the end to bury his head in the ground in his overwhelmed emotions. Something I laughed at when 10 yrs old and often reflect on now with a smile.

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