My first online video workshop with is now available

Posted on Sep 29, 2020
My first online video workshop with is now available

Cassandra, aka ‘Bookbinding with Cass’, and I usually teach together at the fabulous Arienas Collective but this is our first online offering and I am so excited to share this with you. We have loads of online tutorials which will equip you with the skills to create a set of handmade sketchbooks and inspire you […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 28, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 28th September Can you tell me where I have sketched? A beautifully calm view in the city of Edinburgh, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner […]

Autumn arrives in the capital

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
Autumn arrives in the capital

I may be late to the party but Autumn has caught me by surprise this year. And now my walks are filled with every shade of orange. This time of year has always been my favourite, I’m a sucker for Christmas and favour a snuggle in front of a warm fire to stripping off in […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 21, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 21st September Can you tell me where I have sketched? A close up on a famous building in the city, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 14th September Can you tell me where I have sketched? As shops reopen after the lockdown and the city streets are once again busy, have you passed this view during a visit into Edinburgh? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing […]

In person workshops begin again

Posted on Sep 7, 2020
In person workshops begin again

Since the lockdown of 2020 began in March I have been unable to run my sketching workshops around Edinburgh. I am so glad to say they are now back on once again, albeit with some very important modifications. On Saturday I ran my first 2.5hour introduction to sketching workshop with Arienas Collective in the New […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 10, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 10th August Can you tell me where I have sketched? Usually full of crowds at this time of year, do you still recognise this city location? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, and I will pick a random winner from all […]

Victoria Street warm up – a time lapse sketch

Posted on Aug 3, 2020
Victoria Street warm up – a time lapse sketch

Sometimes I like to do a quick sketch before getting into the commissions, a way of loosening up. This Victoria Street sketch was drawn in 25 min from a photo I took recently when the street was surprisingly car free. Don’t worry I’ve speeded it up to less than a minute 😊👍

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 3, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 3rd August Can you tell me where I have sketched? August already, this strange year is passing awfully fast don’t you think?! 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 will pick […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 20, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 20th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? Do you recognise this ink and watercolour sketch, of a place recently reopened to visit. 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. […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 13, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 13th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? Do you recognise this pencil sketch? You may of stayed the night in this impressive Edinburgh building. 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 […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 6, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 6th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? This cropped sketch of a cottage looks right out of a fairy tale, but can you name its city centre location? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jun 29, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 29th June Can you tell me where I have sketched? Do you recognise this smudgy pencil sketch drawn in Edinburgh? 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 will pick a random […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jun 15, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 15th June Can you tell me where I have sketched? Hopefully this city landmark will be back open soon! 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 will pick a random winner […]