Thanks to social media, I have ‘known’ Emma Mitchell for many years, by which I mean enjoyed her words and images through my phone. Her Nature drawings and stunning compositions of gathered flowers, feathers, leaves drew me in with their beauty, charm and detail. A writer, artist, creator, illustrator and naturalist, she shines out as a beacon of hope in a sometimes murky world.

Mitchell combines her creativity with honesty about her mental health and wellbeing. She has lived with “the grey slug”, as she calls her depression, for over two decades. Her frank openness about it sometimes means she ...


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