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  • Bluebells and Nettles

    Bluebells and Nettles

    Bluebells and nettles on the cycle path to school pick up this afternoon. So nice to see a tint of blue to the hedgerows just now. I’m often asked what I draw from, a screen, real life, a photograph and the honest answer is a mixture of all three. Day to day sketches are usually … Continue reading Bluebells and Nettles →
  • Lego has landed at the museum of flight

    Lego has landed at the museum of flight

    A trip to East Lothian at the weekend led the Sketcher Clan to the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune. I love being at the museum of flight, it has been a while but when ever I drive into the airfield and see the war time out buildings and glimpses of the vintage aircraft … Continue reading Lego has landed at the museum of flight →
  • Tollcross Fire Station

    Tollcross Fire Station

    A very interesting building with curved edges and odd shapes, which I have been meaning to sketch for sometime. Situated about half  mile to the south of the West End of Princes Street, this must be Edinburgh’s most central fire station.  The building was built to replace the Lauriston Place Fire Station which is now … Continue reading Tollcross Fire Station →
  • Seaside Fish and chips

    Seaside Fish and chips

    A weekend trip to the sea side and although it was a bit windy we sat in the sunshine and enjoyed some fish and chips looking out to Bass Rock. Being Coeliac I cannot usually have a fish in batter as not all chippys serve a gluten free option. So it was a welcome surprise … Continue reading Seaside Fish and chips →
  • Morningside sunshine on this coffee shop

    Morningside sunshine on this coffee shop

    My latest #supportabusinesssketch is for Blackwood Coffee, at 235 Morningside Road. A number of people have suggested this one for their fabulous coffee and yummy scones. This week many cafes have welcomed back people indoors but during the lockdown Blackwood Coffee continued to serve from their doorway to locals on their daily walks. These drawings … Continue reading Morningside sunshine on this coffee shop →

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