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A Night Under The Stars In Aid Of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Christmas Market RBSBank
Last night I ran a stall at the Prosecco and Shopping evening, the first stall of the season for me.

The stunning dome roofed hall inside the Royal Bank of Scotland building at St Andrews Square has a wonderful ceiling of stars, which my sketch above (drawn from my stall) shows a small part of. The room is magnificent and well worth a visit if you are passing, the bank is open six days a week.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (formerly known as The Sick Kids Friends Foundation) had organised the event and it was very well organised with prosecco and canapes handed out to shoppers as they made their around the many varied seasonal stalls.

I had chance near the end of the evening to sketch and visit a couple of stalls, namely the inspiring Glass Art of Mary W Drummond, and Halidon Home (my neighbouring stall) who had a delightful mix of home furnishings and original Christmas decorations, I will be popping in to their Dundas street shop to see more soon.

My next market is at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Saturday 9th December. If you know of any others with a table going free then do let me know, ’tis the season to make money after all 😉

My sketch was made on location using a black fine liner and water brush, on an A5 sketchpad. 

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity website

Royal Bank Of Scotland website

This years first Christmas Market

EP_XmasMarketOn Saturday last I was at the Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Market.

My first market of the festive period and a huge success. Great to meet new customers and fellow makers too. Bellow is a sketch from behind my stall, showing the extremely talented Sarah from One Of Three Designs who makes beautiful brooches, bags and patchwork cushions. Click the link below to see her work.


The scribbled character at the back is none other that Jenny Douglas, Edinburgh designer and printmaker. See the link below to look through her delightful designs, I particularly love the colourful coasters.


An not in the sketch  but to my right was the gifted Grace Moran, who I wholeheartedly recommend if you want a pet portrait, her acrylic likenesses are stunning, with so much character.


A great room to be in 🙂


One of Three Designs Etsy shop

A Pair of Blue Eyes website

Grace Moran website