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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 children learnt to ride their bikes here, and before that my wife and I would push their buggy to the coffee van.

It’s a slight divertion well worth taking on the way into town, and it has many great views. The disney palace, the city skyline and this one of peace and calm across the pond.

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New pens for a familiar sight of Edinburgh Castle from Inverleith Park

Castle from InverleithParkWhat better view to test out some new Chameleon blending pens than that from Inverleith Park across Edinburgh.

Recently I pedalled along to Inverlieth Park in the north of Edinburgh to try out some new colour pens. I had been asked to create a wee workshop or step by step guide to using the new blending pens which use alcohol based ink and a mixing chamber of toner to blend the markers colour as you draw.


They take a bit of getting used to but can achieve amazing results. Basically you start drawing with an almost a white shade of your chosen hue and then over a few seconds the pen turns darker and a more true colour is achieved. See the link below at Cut Out + Keep for my full tutorial and step by step guide to using the pens.


Cut Out + Keep website

Chameleon Pens website

Going round the bend

An afternoon with the kiddies today, and what better than a walk through the leafy streets of Trinity and Boswall. Along the way this zebra crossing caught my eye, not sure why, I just like the composition.

Arboretum road on which the crossing lies runs from Ferry Road to Invereith Place and the Royal Botanic Gardens. A lovely walk and so lucky to have it all,  just around the bend.

Lazing in the sunshine

A warm Sunday afternoon in the capital and with it came a walk with the family around Inverleith Park. This is a quick pencil sketch of four lucky swans, who must of been up early enough to grab this prime sunbathing  spot, right in the middle of the pond. 

Inverleith is a great park, always busy with runners, dog walkers and all sorts of team games being played. For us it’s a beautiful place to push the pram around and feed the ducks, and swans.

I was very relieved to hear the council had decided not to sell their corner of the park to property developers recently. With the amount of parents and children in the park this weekend I imagine an activity/learning centre, with a gallery and outdoor cafe would go down very well.  I could suggest a few pieces for the gallery 😉