A trip to town, sketchbook in hand

Posted on Oct 6, 2017
A trip to town, sketchbook in hand

Yesterday I had a couple of meetings in town and drew from the bus ride into Edinburgh and a lunch break in a beautiful George Street building. Following on from my previous post about spontaneous sketching I thought draw from my journey on the bus, and with what I had to hand: a pencil and […]

I love my morning coffee machine

Posted on Sep 29, 2017
I love my morning coffee machine

This morning is International Coffee Day apparently, but in my house most days start with a visit to this machine. You will often see me supping coffee in various wee outlets around the city, indeed it is where I honed my artistic skills and found my style so I have a lot to thank coffee […]

Corstorphine in Edinburgh is the latest area to welcome Mimi’s Bakehouse

Posted on Feb 18, 2016
Corstorphine in Edinburgh is the latest area to welcome Mimi’s Bakehouse

After successful launches in firstly The Shore, Leith and more recently the High Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Mimi’s Bakehouse has today opened the doors on their Corstorphine branch. I visited earlier this week to sketch the exterior of their St John’s Road store, so you will recognise it as you search for your coffee […]

Tranquillity and splendid coffee in Edinburgh’s West End

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
Tranquillity and splendid coffee in Edinburgh’s West End

Brass & Copper provides a calm and peaceful place in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End in which to enjoy a coffee and a catch up with friends. Situated in the middle of William Street, Brass & Copper is my new favourite hang out, just a sugar cubes throw from the hustle and bustle of […]

Coffee and sketching in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 30, 2015
Coffee and sketching in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

This week I enjoyed a bit of drawing and a deliciously smooth flat white in Grounds of Stockbridge, Edinburgh’s newest coffee shop.   Situated on Deanhaugh Street by the Water of Leith the front window gives a delightful view of Stockbridge and is a great place to watch the busy folk of Edinburgh going about […]

The first coffee of the day. Good morning Edinburgh.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015
The first coffee of the day. Good morning Edinburgh.

A new and very welcome addition to the studio is this mini cafetiere from Ikea.   Last week while picking up pens and pencils and cushion fillers from the big blue shop with yellow writing (Sketcher Twin 1’s description), I treated myself to a wee cafetiere and some of their medium roast coffee. And surprisingly […]

A cycle and a sketch in Edinburgh city

Posted on Jul 3, 2014
A cycle and a sketch in Edinburgh city

Showcasing my EdinburghSketcher merchandise across the city on two wheels. Today I was delivering merchandise to a few shops, Concrete Wardrobe on Broughton Street, ICE retail in the St James Centre and Looking Glass Books in Quartermile near the Meadows.   I find the best way to speed around the town centre is on two […]

Coffee in the garden

Posted on Jun 16, 2014
Coffee in the garden

Today’s sketch: delicious coffee in my foldable chair (+ mug holder) Soaking up Edinburgh sunshine in my garden

Rain hiding…

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Ducking out of the torrential rain today I took refuge (and a delicious cup of coffee) at Cafe Truva on the royal Mile. This place is fast becoming my new coffee local, great beverages and views of the comings and goings on the busy High Street. Although this afternoon the road was more a river […]

A sketch and a coffee

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

I cycled from Canonmills up to the Mound yesterday, worth it for a cuppa at Cafe Musa though. The cafe on the Mound is soon to be home to a few ES sketches and cushions ! I sketched this wee one while I cought my breath 🙂