Zoom sketching with live music

Posted on Oct 26, 2020
Zoom sketching with live music

This week my new fortnightly zoom workshops with local artist Cassandra Harrison had live music provided by cellist Laura Sergeant. Cassandra and I have been running zoom workshops for the past couple of months, picking a different medium or artist to have a look at each session and creating step by step ideas so people […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 26, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 26th October Can you tell me where I have sketched? A lovely door, but where does it lead? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner from all correct […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 19, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 19th October Can you tell me where I have sketched? Have you used this clock on the way to work? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner from […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 12, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 12th October Can you tell me where I have sketched? A very pretty dead end, or is it? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner from all correct […]

Autumn colours from Inverleith Park

Posted on Oct 9, 2020
Autumn colours from Inverleith Park

Today I had a walk back from the city through the park and picked up a few items to draw once home. This autumnal still life was so rich with colour and I took my time with the cross hatching catching the dark and light tonal work. I than added the watercolour wash trying my […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 5, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 5th October Can you tell me where I have sketched? A beautifully calm view in the city of Edinburgh, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner […]

My first online video workshop with is now available

Posted on Sep 29, 2020
My first online video workshop with is now available

Cassandra, aka ‘Bookbinding with Cass’, and I usually teach together at the fabulous Arienas Collective but this is our first online offering and I am so excited to share this with you. We have loads of online tutorials which will equip you with the skills to create a set of handmade sketchbooks and inspire you […]

A peaceful wander around Inverleith Park

Posted on Sep 29, 2020
A peaceful wander around Inverleith Park

Inverleith Park in the North of the city has been a favourite walk of mine for many a year, and the pond at the bottom a great place to sit and watch the city. Not far from my home sits this park which I have jogged and cycled and walked around so many times. My […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 28, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 28th September Can you tell me where I have sketched? A beautifully calm view in the city of Edinburgh, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner […]

Autumn arrives in the capital

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
Autumn arrives in the capital

I may be late to the party but Autumn has caught me by surprise this year. And now my walks are filled with every shade of orange. This time of year has always been my favourite, I’m a sucker for Christmas and favour a snuggle in front of a warm fire to stripping off in […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 21, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 21st September Can you tell me where I have sketched? A close up on a famous building in the city, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random […]

Early morning walk along the Water Of Leith

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
Early morning walk along the Water Of Leith

This morning the kids and I decided to walk to school and afterwards I thought I’d keep on walking. I’m lucky enough to live near the Water of Leith river that runs though the city and I joined it in St Stephens Park and headed along to Stockbridge. This is the view from one of […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 14th September Can you tell me where I have sketched? As shops reopen after the lockdown and the city streets are once again busy, have you passed this view during a visit into Edinburgh? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing […]

In person workshops begin again

Posted on Sep 7, 2020
In person workshops begin again

Since the lockdown of 2020 began in March I have been unable to run my sketching workshops around Edinburgh. I am so glad to say they are now back on once again, albeit with some very important modifications. On Saturday I ran my first 2.5hour introduction to sketching workshop with Arienas Collective in the New […]