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 […]

Botanic Lights once more illuminates and transforms the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Botanic Lights once more illuminates and transforms the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh

As green spaces are turned orange with fallen leaves and the evenings are getting darker quicker, it is time once again to wrap up warm and head to Edinburgh’s Botanic gardens for a light show to amaze and stimulate. After being out of the country for a week it was great to be back in […]

A weekend camping in the Scottish Borders

Posted on Sep 29, 2016
A weekend camping in the Scottish Borders

The past weekend the Sketcher Clan took a short break in the Borders to try out our new tent and found a beautiful little campsite hidden in the woods. With twins who are five and a half Mrs Sketcher and I though it was a good time to invest in a family tent and introduce […]

Beach sketching in warmer weather, at Elie in Fife

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
Beach sketching in warmer weather, at Elie in Fife

A beautiful curved golden beach awaits in the small fishing village of Elie, in Fife¬†where the Sketcher clan and I took a day trip earlier this¬†month. Sitting on the sunny side of the Forth we looked out across the water to North Berwick and the Berwick Law, the mound in the distance on my sketch. […]

Heatwave in Granton today

Posted on Jul 19, 2016
Heatwave in Granton today

Enjoying a long lunch in the garden today with my beautiful Sketcher twins! All this week I am working at a printers in Leith, covering for someones holiday. On a day like today I am thankful it’s only a 9-1pm shift so I still get to enjoy my lunch with the Sketcher Twins. This afternoon […]

Enjoying the Magic Festival with the Sketcher Twins.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
Enjoying the Magic Festival with the Sketcher Twins.

At the weekend the Sketcher Twins and I soaked up some Summerhall magic. The Edinburgh¬†creative hub for the arts is home to¬†studio and workshop spaces, and is situated close to¬†the east end of the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s south side. It’s a favourite place for me, drop in for a coffee or bite to eat […]

EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

Posted on Jul 27, 2015
EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

See photos from my latest Sketch Classes on this Pinterest board. Collected from various events I will add more as I go.   Included are ones from Lauriston Castle‚Äč and Honey Pot Ceramics – Arts and Crafts Studio‚Äč from over the weekend. ¬†If you have taken any photos from the classes which you would like […]

My next sketch class, on Sunday 26th July

Posted on Jul 24, 2015
My next sketch class, on Sunday 26th July

My next sketching workshop is just two days away! Call Honey Pot Ceramics Art and Crafts studio on 0131 333 6348 tomorrow between 10am and 5pm to book your place on this family sketch class, focusing on nature and texture drawing. This is what they had to say about our first sketch class together…   […]

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 […]