Christmas doodles from two weeks with the family

Posted on Jan 27, 2017
Christmas doodles from two weeks with the family

Christmas is my favourite time of the year and this time I enjoyed two¬†full weeks away from the computer. Although I couldn’t stop myself from sketching occasionally I did take the fortnight off to spend with family and friends and enjoyed the lack of screen time, returning in the second week of January refreshed and […]

Merry Christmas everyone, from my home to yours!

Posted on Dec 28, 2016
Merry Christmas everyone, from my home to yours!

Filled with Christmas cards, family photos and happy memories. Our festive fireplace makes me happy ūüôā This is the Sketcher family fireplace, and looking at it makes me feel all Christmassy. I hope you are all having a lovely relaxed time with family and friends, or just enjoying some peace and quiet over the festive […]

Edinburgh’s Street of Light

Posted on Dec 20, 2016
Edinburgh’s Street of Light

A splendid show in Edinburgh as the¬†sun falls on the Street of Light. This week we have had some stunning sunsets in the capital, and sun rises too as the weather stays mild and wet. I captured this one on George Street recently as the sun fell and the city began to sparkle with the […]

Carols for Christmas at Edinburgh’s St Cuthberts Church

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Carols for Christmas at Edinburgh’s St Cuthberts Church

Last night St Cuthbert’s Church hosted the annual Carols For Christmas concert in aid of The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. It was a wonderful night of choir singing, inspirational readings, and the stirring sounds of the Dalkeith & Mortonhall Brass Band who played a number of festive tunes. Edinburgh Academy Chamber Choir sang throughout, guiding¬†the […]

Get in to the Christmas swing with the help of Five Guys Named Moe

Posted on Dec 9, 2016
Get in to the Christmas swing with the help of Five Guys Named Moe

As part of this years Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations the hit musical Five Guys Named Moe has taken over Festival Square. Squeezed within the square inside the famous Spiegletent the show is a riot of colour and energy that jives its way through the crowd with the help of a rotating stage and fantastic energy of […]

Close up on Christmas

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Close up on Christmas

For this week’s WhereArtI I drew an Edinburgh institution, the beautiful festive garlands which wrap around the pillars of The Dome on George Street each year. The Dome is a wonderful building with stunning architecture both inside and out¬†and for the past 20 years has been a welcoming venue to meet, eat, have a drink […]

WhereArtI : 14th November 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 14, 2016
WhereArtI : 14th November 2016 : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have¬†sketched today? If so click the link below to email me your¬†answer. I¬†will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‚ÄėWinners wall‚Äô. At the end of the¬†month those on the wall will be entered into a […]

Christmas trees out in the rain

Posted on Jan 7, 2016
Christmas trees out in the rain

What a difference a few days makes at Christmas! Once a cherished member of the festive family, centre point of the living room and decorated in twinkly baubles. Now piled on top of each other, leaning against rubbish bins in the gutter.   The life of a Christmas tree, in pencil. Sketched thankfully before the […]

Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Posted on Dec 26, 2015
Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Merry Christmas everyone, happy holidays and all the very best for 2016. I hope you all are enjoying the time off and those working are looking forward to a well earned break in a week or two. I have worked in the service industry myself and know what its like to be working when it […]

Bright lights in the dark sky as Edinburgh’s Christmas entertains

Posted on Dec 17, 2015
Bright lights in the dark sky as Edinburgh’s Christmas entertains

It’s that time of year when it’s dark going to work and dark coming home, that is unless you work in the centre of Edinburgh where the city’s Christmas lights brighten up the sky.   I’m sure many of you pass by this sign a couple of times a day, it is above the Jenners […]