The building has eight performance spaces, eight bars, and a café and is the oldest purpose built student Union building in the world, having been opened in 1889.
As the Gilded Balloon each year in August the building is a showcase for comedy and performance arts.
I drew this sketch whilst waiting for a show at The McEwan Hall and the rain had just fallen, giving great reflections of the pink branding. It was drawn in my small landscape moleskin over two pages which is why it is so tall.
This morning is International Coffee Day apparently, but in my house most days start with a visit to this machine.
You will often see me supping coffee in various wee outlets around the city, indeed it is where I honed my artistic skills and found my style so I have a lot to thank coffee shop outlets for. But once you have one of these machines in your home it is hard to appreciate coffee as much any where else.
We got this Nespresso machine when some good friends moved away and fortunately (for us) couldn’t take it with them. Also I am loving the reflections in my glass as it fills with espresso 🙂
Enjoy your cuppa today 🙂
Drawing done in black ink with a little watercolour as the second pod was flowing!