We’ve recently returned from a fantastic few days in Germany, visiting friends and walking in magical frozen forests. The graphic linework of winter trees (and, surprisingly, tyre-tracks through snowy slush) is endlessly fascinating (and I hope will provide me with plenty of inspiration for drawing, painting and/or printing projects at the start of this new year… ).

graphic lines

And, of course, no walk in the woods would be complete without a forest spirit sighting
or two…

chibi totoro sighted in the Teuto forest, Germany

(more Chibi Totoro sightings can be found here)