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 […]

The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Posted on Aug 18, 2015
The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Here is a portrait of the Sketcher Twins during the week they began their final year in nursery. They are are growing up quickly and were this week raring to go and excited to see all their friends at nursery.   I find drawing portraits harder than buildings, the more detail I add the older […]

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

Posted on Aug 21, 2014

Until this Sunday 24th August you can visit the BBC@Potterrow for family fun, live shows and festival highlights. Check the link below to see what is on offer each day but within the ‘festival garden’ (next to Bristo Square) there’s bags of free stuff to experience. The Sketcher twins had a great time producing musical […]

Plenty to see at Edinburgh Book Festival

Posted on Aug 20, 2014
Plenty to see at Edinburgh Book Festival

I and the wee Sketchers (seen here sitting at one of the sunflower tables) were soaking up the sun in Charlotte Square yesterday afternoon. Surrounded by books,authors and illustrators I have to admit we got a little carried away in the shop.   There is so much on in Edinburgh at this time of the […]

St Andrew’s Day Bus

Posted on Nov 30, 2013
St Andrew’s Day Bus

To celebrate St Andrews Day this morning the twins and I made this ‘St Andrew’s Day Number 8 Bus’ What do you think?

An extra hour… for sketching!

Posted on Oct 27, 2013

This morning the clocks went back in the UK, which pre kids meant an extra hour in bed, post kids means an extra hour playtime 🙂   I used my extra hour this morning for sketching with the kids, here they have a snack on the couch before joining me for drawing at the table. […]

Floor sketching

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

Yesterday the family and I had fun sketching on the floor. Luckily we had some huge pieces of paper to put down first. The kids are showing great promise as mini sketchers, when they can get the crayons off dad that is 🙂

Pedal on Parliament

Posted on May 19, 2013
Pedal on Parliament

The family and I had a great afternoon pedalling a traffic free route from the Meadows to the Scottish Parliament today to show support for Pedal on Parliament 2013. Pedal on Parliament is a grass-roots group of cyclists who want to see Scotland become a place where everyone can cycle safely and enjoyably. And who […]

Paint night

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

It’s painting night in the Sketcher household. The twins love to get the paints out, here are our collective works of art 🙂