Online workshops in June

Posted on Jun 7, 2020
Online workshops in June

This month I am joining Cassandra Harrison to bring you a three session workshop online. Whilst we may not be drawing outside as much as usual why not join us once a week for an hour of online creativity.  Cassandra Harrison is an artist and teacher who creates beautiful bright and colour street scenes. Together […]

Volunteers create thousands of PPE facemasks from Summerhall

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
Volunteers create thousands of PPE facemasks from Summerhall

I recently found out about an extraordinary group of engineers who have given their time to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. The Edinburgh Shield Force are a grass roots volunteer initiative running out of their Summerhall premises, in Edinburgh’s Southside. Whilst perfecting their initial design of one using foam to one using a […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jun 1, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 1st June Can you tell me where I have sketched? A little late today but I bet many of you recognise this Edinburgh landmark… even if you aren’t commuting past it every day just now. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 25, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 25th May Can you tell me where I have sketched? A little late today but I bet many of you recognise this Edinburgh landmark… even if you aren’t commuting past it every day just now. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, […]

Edinburgh Skyline in Rainbow

Posted on May 21, 2020
Edinburgh Skyline in Rainbow

My lock down influenced rainbow sketch of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline. I had previously added a rainbow to my Leith Shore print, which you can see HERE but for this week thought about drawing a sketch from the start with rainbow colours. This view is the iconic capital skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle and the clock tower […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 18, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 18th May Can you tell me where I have sketched? This is a sketch from late last year at a wedding I attended, which should give you a clue to its location. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 11, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 11th May Can you tell me where I have sketched? As we enter our sixth, or is it seventh week in lock down I have dipped into the archive for this weeks puzzler. But can you name this city centre location? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show […]

Princes Street during the 2020 lock down

Posted on May 6, 2020
Princes Street during the 2020 lock down

During the second week of the current Covid-19 lock down I cycled through the city and took some photos of the empty streets. The images are so strange, especially as it was a glorious sunny April day in the capital and yet the streets were empty. There was an eery quietness to the city, you […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 4, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 4th May Can you tell me where I have sketched? As we enter our sixth, or is it seventh week in lock down I have dipped into the archive for this weeks puzzler. But can you name this city centre location? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 27, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 27th April Can you tell me where I have sketched? A close up crop of a recent sketch, but can you name the location. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day. I […]

Board game lock down

Posted on Apr 21, 2020
Board game lock down

As we enter our 5th week of lock down I think we may need some new board games to play. Today it was Monopoly in the Sketcher household and recently we have been playing lots of board games. Snakes and ladders, drafts and ludo have been battled over this week. I do love a family […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 20, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 20th April Can you tell me where I have sketched? Sorry I am late, I forgot it was Monday!! Do you recognise these spires? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day. I […]

Giving thanks during the lockdown

Posted on Apr 14, 2020
Giving thanks during the lockdown

Rainbows bring colour and hope to neighbours windows during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the current Covid-19 lock down when everyone stays at home apart from our daily walk for exercise it is wonderful to see so many rainbows in peoples windows. I think the rainbows in windows idea started as a fun game for children […]

Wardie Bay

Posted on Apr 14, 2020
Wardie Bay

A family walk down the front at Granton and the small beach which lies between the break water and Granton Harbour. I live just up the hill from here and have often wanted to sketch the colourful houses which line the curved road, looking out to the Forth. This drawing I drew during the lock […]