This is Aquila in Jeffrey Street, just off the Royal Mile.
Eve who runs this lovely shop was one of the first people to take my work and show it in their shop.
I remember being so happy, and thinking how maybe I could make a living out of drawing. It gave me such a boost to carry on.
Small independent shops are so important, not just to make our home towns unique and worth visiting, but also to encourage and support local artists, crafters and makers.
We need to support these special businesses this year more than ever, so please do pop in and say hello, have a browse and if you can buy something for that helps a local business and a local maker 😊👍