Compellingly personal, and resplendent with hand-drawn illustrations, Emma Mitchell's The Wild Remedy is a treat for confirmed nature-lovers, and a trove of inspiration for those of us who are looking for fresh ways to enrich and mend our mental and physical wellbeing. Charting the author’s observations of nature through the year, this diaristic delight frames its purpose in the context of “the countryside being a means of easing melancholy, inspiring creative thought and hastening recovery”. A context made all the more profound in view of the fact that the author has suffered with depression for 25 years, and finds much solace in nature. Reading this honest, generous-spirited book feels a little like you’re exploring trails and lesser-trodden paths alongside the author, encountering all manner of birds, blooms, butterflies and shoreline finds along the winding way. Packed with personal insights and wonderfully sensory descriptions of the natural world, this will surely inspire many of us to turn to the awe-inspiring outdoors to find joy and peace in the coming year.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary records her nature finds over the course of a year and shows how being in the wild benefits our mental and physical wellbeing. 'This is a beautiful, beautiful book, I can't recommend it enough.' Sue Perkins _________________________ 'Profound, inspiring and exquisite.' Emma Freud _________________________ 'Precise, gorgeous and inspiring.' Amy Liptrot _________________________ Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression - or as she calls it, 'the grey slug' - for twenty-five years. In 2003, she moved from the city to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens and began to take walks in the countryside around her new home, photographing, collecting and drawing as she went. In Emma's hand-illustrated diary, she takes us with her as she follows the local paths and trails, sharing her nature finds over the course of a year. Reflecting on how these encounters impact her mood, Emma's candid account of her own struggles is a powerful testament to how reconnecting with nature can be as medicinal as any talking therapy or pharmaceutical. Written with Emma's characteristic wit and frankness, and filled with her beautiful drawings, paintings and photography, this is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us.
Progonite zimnjuju tosku i najdite, chem sebja zanjat' v moroznye mesjacy. Ustrojtes' poujutnee s kollekciej vdohnovlennyh prirodoj rukodel'nyh proektov ot Jemmy Mitchell. V knige "e;Korotaem zimu"e; sobrano ochen' mnogo proektov, kotorye pomogut vam prognat' zimnjuju tosku: ot utonchennyh serebrjanyh juvelirnyh izdelij, ukrashenij iz bumagi i vjazanyh mitenok do buketov iz osennih list'ev, vkusnyh receptov i dnevnikov naturalista. Poshagovye instrukcii i krasivye fotografii, snjatye v kottedzhe Jemmy na Fenskih bolotah, pomogut vam pretvorit' v zhizn' vse proekty. Dazhe nachinajushhie smogut ispytat' na sebe to umirotvorjajushhee blagotvornoe vozdejstvie, kotoroe v zimnie mesjacy okazyvaet na cheloveka rukodelie. Uzhe sama jeta kniga sozdaet v vashem dome oshhushhenie ujuta.
'Gentle, beautiful, skilled and creative.' Robert Macfarlane Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell's nature-inspired collection of crafts. From delicate silver jewellery, paper-craft decorations and crocheted mittens, to foraged infusions, delicious recipes and nature diaries, Making Winter is filled with projects designed to fend off dreariness in the winter months. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, shot at Emma's cottage in the Fens, take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled winter and snuggle down in their own cosy paradise.