The WhereArtI Quiz, 14th December

Posted on Dec 14, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 14th December

WhereArtI time and it’s close at the top of the Leaderboard, who will be WhereArtI champ 2015? Can you tell me where I am?   There are points on offer for the first three correct answers. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of […]

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile turned into a Street of Light

Posted on Dec 1, 2015
Edinburgh’s Royal Mile turned into a Street of Light

Last night I attended the first showing of the Street of Light, as 60,000 bulbs lit up the famous cobbled high street in Edinburgh.   The huge (19m high) installation came to life as lights flashed in time to recordings of the Edinburgh Choral Union Choir. A series of illuminated arches cross over the Royal […]

Christmas creations with the Sketcher twins this afternoon

Posted on Nov 21, 2015
Christmas creations with the Sketcher twins this afternoon

Get creative this year, and make some original Christmas decorations. This afternoon I spent some time getting creative with my children, both aged four and three quarters. But whether you have kids in the house or not there is no need to spend money on expensive festive decorations, relax and spend an hour or too […]

Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Posted on Oct 30, 2015
Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Although not quite November I would like to share with you my pack of six illustrated Christmas cards of Edinburgh scenes.   Christmas is fast approaching so now is the time to order your cards to send. The pack of six designs have a recommended retail price of £9.50. Left blank inside for you to […]

A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

Posted on Jan 12, 2015
A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

More new year organising and tidying of the studio today, and finding forgotten sketches on scraps of paper in boxes…. Another wintry day in the capital and one best to spend in doors I think, so I’m going through a few boxes of sketch pads and scraps of paper with doodles and notes on. I […]

Loving the lazy days waiting for Christmas

Posted on Dec 23, 2014
Loving the lazy days waiting for Christmas

With commissions done and shelves stocked with ES goodies I can take it easy for a few days with the Sketcher family. I love these lazy days of family games and festive films on the telly. Walks in the fresh air and cosy cuddles on the sofa, the view from which is this lovely Christmas […]

Edinburgh’s Christmas, looking splendid

Posted on Dec 19, 2014
Edinburgh’s Christmas, looking splendid

The weather outside may be frightful but there are beautiful glimpses of the capital at Christmas around every corner. Yesterday was mixed weather wise to say the least. As I walked from west to south and then east before back to the west I was soaked, shone on and treated to some amazing dark skies […]

Plan ahead this Festive period with Lothian Buses

Posted on Dec 18, 2014
Plan ahead this Festive period with Lothian Buses

Christmas and Hogmanay are just around the corner and Edinburgh is filling with revellers from around the world as the world’s best street party begins in earnest. To help you plan your journey the Lothian Buses Christmas Grotto Bus will be out tonight (Thursday 18th Dec) in Edinburgh at various locations. Look out for the […]

Edinburgh’s Christmas big launch

Posted on Nov 21, 2014
Edinburgh’s Christmas big launch

Final preparations were being made to Edinburgh’s Christmas festivities when I passed by earlier today. The Christmas markets, rides and other festive attractions open at 5pm tonight across the city centre and crowds were being to gather on Princes Street as I doodled.   The sketch shows the star gazer ride, this year situated right […]

All eyes on the big wheel

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

All eyes were on Princes Street this week as the big wheel begins to take shape. As Christmas arrives in Edinburgh the central wheel is up but has still to have the ‘pods’ fitted so people can ride on it. The lights of the wheel tell that the big day is coming, and I captured […]