How an organic artist saved my weekend!

The organic artist by Nick Neddo
The organic artist by Nick Neddo, delivered by amazon

I love amazon! Without amazon, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get this fantastic book so easy.

When I was researching some recipes for ink made from natural, non-toxic ingredients, I stumbled upon Nick Neddo and his book “The organic artist“. I received it today  – and it is awesome!

Neddo really goes into details on how to use nature to create your own art supplies. There is much more to discover than the obvious ideas like berry ink or clay.

Here is an overview of the content:

  • Charcoal
  • Pens
  • Inks
  • Inkwells and paint dishes
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pigmentss and Paints
  • Crayons
  • Paper
  • Printmaking
  • Sketchbooks and Journals

I read the part about berry ink this morning and it answered my questions on why my own experiments didn’t work out as intented. The book would have spared me some anger and frustrations…

I already got some new ideas on what to do next 🙂

beautifully illustrated tutorial on how to produce acorn ink
beautifully illustrated tutorial on how to produce acorn ink

The book is for adults, but I think it’s really easy to adapt some of the ideas for children. I’m sure I’ll try a lot and I’ll let you know what happened!

One sad thing is, that I don’t have a bigger garden or field. There are some tutorials in the book that require an outdoor firecamp e.g.

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The author Nick Neddo is an artist who creates beautiful illustration of nature, made with nature. You can see more of him on his website: He is also an instagram. His feed is great, he shares not only his artwork, but many everyday outdoor pictures.

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