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WhereArtI : 26th December 2016 : Edinburgh

es_wai261216Merry Christmas!! Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched today?

If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

The prize for December is on of my Edinburgh mugs, which this week have gone on sale through my Etsy shop online, right HERE. Currently I have three designs featuring Edinburgh Castle, The Shore in Leith and Victoria Street. Each are made in the UK and are dishwasher safe.

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Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feed throughout the day for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details of Edinburgh, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 26th December 2016’.

Edinburgh Sketcher online store.

WhereArtI : 5th September 2016 : Scotland

ES_WAI050916Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched?

If so click the link below to enter your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive a prize.

The prize for August is one of my Edinburgh mugs. The winner will get to choose one of my three designs which feature my illustrations of Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

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Click HERE to enter your answer

Usually the answer will be within the Edinburgh boundaries, but on the first Monday of the month the competition is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feed throughout the day for clues if they are needed.

I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the details of Edinburgh, you never know where I will be sketching next time!

Enter via the link above or email contact@edinburghsketcher.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 5th September 2016’.

Edinburgh Oktoberfest website

Amazing talent on show at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Schools Poster Competition

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This morning I was honoured to help announce the winner, and runners up of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Schools Poster Competition, at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

There as ‘Special Guest Artist’ I said a few words which basically consisted of, ‘Keep doing what you are doing’ as their work was amazing, and very inspiring. Below is this year’s winning poster, by seven year old John Imray. John explained to me his creation: There’s a man playing the piano at the bottom (the mouth) with the stage the square of the face and the crowd above creating the hair of the face. Absolutely amazing.

 

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Congratulations to the runners up too, I don’t know how the judges decide a winner, they all look beautiful and individually very striking.

 

Children’s art can be so innocent and free, direct and instinctive – things I am always looking to achieve with my sketching. I strongly feel art and creativity is extremely important in young people, to grow self esteem and perspective, to create a personal view of the world and know that that view has merit.

 

It’s great that thanks to funding from Virgin Money, the competition which has been running since 1980, is able to continue each year and bring together over 5,000 entrants from all over Scotland. For me, and many others it is a sign of the Fringe beginning and the start of the summer.

 

Here is a photo of Kath Mainland, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s Chief Executive and myself congratulating winner John Imray this morning. Photograph by James Glossop.

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Click on the link below to see a gallery of past winners of the competition. And remember to drop in to the Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile to see this year’s winner and over 60 of the best designs from around the country. Oh, and get ready for the Fringe 😉

 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition Gallery

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