This is a cropped sketch I drew last week, do you recognise this decorated building, currently very busy with visiting crowds. If you know leave your answer in the comment box below.
I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month one of those on the wall will be picked to receive a prize.
The prize for August is a set of my Edinburgh Victorian Cycle postcards which feature my colourful illustrations from around the city.
Your comment will not show up until the winner is announced. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and I will pick a winner for the Winners Wall tomorrow afternoon.
I hope you join us to play along and keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!
The travelling annual showcase Twitter Art Exhibit was this year showing in Leith in aid of Art in Healthcare.
Twitter Art Exhibit is now in its 10th year, each one travelling to a new location and supporting a new local charity in that country.
Originally set up to raise money for a local library in Norway TAE has grown through social media and this year came to Edinburgh and the Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street.
The charity they decided to support in Edinburgh is Art in Healthcare who visual art to improve and humanise the healthcare environment, you may of see their art collection hanging in your local hospital.
I submitted the above postcard this year, an ink drawing of my rapidly ageing hand! Thankfully it has sold and is now in a new home. Anyone can donate a postcard sized piece of art and each one sells for £30. So start planning your piece for next year.
If you missed the exhibition there is some amazing artwork available and from tonight the sale of these will move online, there is a link below so you can have a look through.
And if you can buy an original piece, all proceeds go to the charity and you will give the artist a real boost too when they find out their postcard has sold. These are the two cards I bought, the giraffe (drawn by @healthartist) just makes me smile and I love the colour of the stoplight (drawn by @debbieshirley1), and that is is obviously in America.
If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize.
The prize for March is a set of my new Edinburgh Sketcher wooden postcards.
Currently being printed the three sketches featured on my new wooden postcards, which can be posted with the same postage as a normal postcard, will be Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby and the Forth Bridge. A photo will appear here later.
The answer is always in Edinburgh so keep looking up and noticing the details in Scotland’s stunning capital city. Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues through the day if they are needed.
Enter via the link above or email email@example.com with the subject line ‘WhereArtI 19th March 2018’.
My new set of Victorian Edinburgh Cycle themed postcards are now available to buy in my online shop.
I have been planning this set of cards for some time so am pleased to see them printed and available to buy. This time last year I was asked to run a sketching table at the National Museum of Scotland and their Museum Lates event which was Victorian themed to tie in to their display all about photography since its origins in the Victorian era.
I was so inspired by the portraits and landscapes from the time I thought it would be great to try and sketch some Victorian scenes of Edinburgh, and I have always been a fan of including bicycles in my drawings. The lines and circles just appeal to me 🙂
So here are the resulting pieces from researching photographs of Edinburgh streets, clothing and bicycles being ridden at the time.
We have a young woman cycling through West Port, another circling the fountain in Princes Street Gardens and a smart gentleman riding a penny farthing along Princes Street. Bottom left sees a librarian delivering books on Hanover Street, a chap pushing his bike though the Meadows and finally a cycle race down the Royal Mile into Canongate.
Each of the A6 (105x148mm) cards is decorated with a backing design to mimic postcards of the time, with room for your message and senders address.
These postcards will retail around town for around £1.00-£1.20 each but you can buy a pack of all six designs from my online shop for just £5.00 plus postage and packaging.
This beautiful and creative postcard book helps to tell children that hospital isn’t a scary place but one with many friendly faces all ready to help them.
Funded by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation writer and illustrator Linda Cracknell and Cate James have developed the All Write project, encouraging staff and visitors to write and draw their experiences in the hospital.
They have also been developing characters from everyday medical equipment, a fantastic idea which must make them more familiar and less daunting to children.
Regular readers will know I have been in and out of Sick Kids a great deal over the last few years with my son who has haemophilia, and I know that anything that might make a hospital visit a more relaxing experience is to be commended.
For more information follow the link below to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation website.