Joele Forrester is a digital journalist living in Bristol, although she always makes time to go back to her Dartmoor roots and enjoy the little things in life. When away from the office, you’ll find her walking in the woods, exploring new places close to home or flicking through independent magazines in coffee shops. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Sarah spent her childhood immersing herself in celtic folklore, fantasy stories, and the great outdoors. Still living in Cornwall, she loves folk dancing, writing stories, rambling in the wild and taking the hats off acorns. When she was four, her life ambition was to become a Selkie. She also runs her own freelance photography business - Salty Sea Photography. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Sarah is an artist, printmaker and writer. She runs Frond & Feather, where her inspiration for design work comes from the natural world. Writing about the seasons, nature and simple living, she lives a quiet life where pleasure is found in the little details - those we notice when we slow down and savour what we already have: good times with friends and family, wholesome and tasty things to eat, gentle home comforts. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Anna is a lover of words and nature. Fuelled by tea, lattes, and dog snuggles, she is a wife to a man with a contagious laugh, and mom to amazing teenage triplets. An introvert, Anna is happiest in a blanket fort with a book and a child-or three. She loves to gather around the table or around the fire. Fill your favourite mug and follow Anna on Instagram.
Michelle is a Canadian maker & storyteller. A printmaker and painter, she crafts artworks that capture remembered places and tell meaningful life stories. She founded Painted Stories to share the joy and healing that comes through wholehearted living and sharing our stories. She writes about living thoughtfully and finding creative flow on her blog and Instagram. Her artwork is available in her online shop.
Sarah is a writer living & working in rural Northumberland. When away from her writing desk she can usually be found up a hill with a camera, her husband & rescue dog Ava. Find her on Twitter.
Sarah is creating The Daisybus Gardens of Wellbeing in the spirit of collaboration with Gaia, in the furthest reaches of West Wales (open March-October). She believes in the joy of playing in the dirt, rather than horticultural dogma, and in 2015 travelled the country in her old VW camper collecting stories about how gardens have affected peoples’ lives before writing a book about it (get a copy here). When she’s not gardening she likes to lose herself in the poetry of Mary Oliver and May Sarton.
A botanical dyer, field cook and product stylist, Mugdha is also the founder of Kindred + Wild, selling natural and organic skincare products. Her compass points are simple + natural, curiousity + exploration, holistic + honest, nature + outdoors, and tactility + aesthetic.
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Cheryl Magyar is a Sustainable Life Designer who works with individuals, families and small businesses to change their consumption habits - going from awakened consumer to eco-enlightened in a matter of weeks. She is also a freelance writer with abundant knowledge to share about homesteading, organic gardening, simple living and carbon farming. Discover her thoughts and photography at Forest Creek Meadows. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Mel writes about seasonal adventures with her family over at Big Stick Little Stick. She shares her experiences and thoughts as she tries to slow her life down in 2017 and make space for more adventures, camp fires, slowly cooked meals, celebrating nature and the seasons, and spending good times with family and friends… And less clutter, lateness and laundry.
Jenna is a tea-drinking writer with her head in the clouds. She can usually be found with pen and paper to hand, or else hiding behind the pages of a good book. She's currently working towards an MA in Travel & Nature Writing, dabbling in everything from journalism to poetry and short stories to scripts. You can find her writing about her travel stories here.
Hollie is an Editorial and Advertising Photography graduate from Gloucestershire. Her work concentrates on rural life, the countryside and agriculture, capturing farming, people, animals and landscapes. Her photography work has also led to published journalistic material and work with various magazines. You can find her on Twitter & Instagram.
Helen is a freelance writer and grant seeker. She blogs at The House at Nab End about life’s simple pleasures and living seasonally. Her writing is inspired by the countryside around the house, the natural world, special places, folklore and fairytale. You can also find her on Twitter & Instagram.
Megan is a young Australian designer, maker and blogger. She lives in on the family farm with her four-legged friend Henry. She constantly draws inspiration for her work from her rural surroundings, particularly the beautiful colours and textures of the flowers, leaves and blossoms! Passionate about sharing creativity and it’s wonderful benefits, Megan blogs at Dolly Henry and sells her designs through her online store.
Simon Smith is a peculiar mix of father, husband, teacher, poet, nature writer and angling writer. Living on the south Wales coastline, he spends far too much time working, not enough time fishing and hill walking, and drinking more red wine than can possibly be healthy. Read his blog here.
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