Well the beginning of March has been a real hibernation for me so far as I have got a bug that is really outstaying its welcome. Anyway needless to say I haven’t done much work but I have finally sorted out my photographs and drawings from the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. So a bit of flower therapy to help me on my way. I hope they brighten up your March too. I have heard it has been raining.
Here’s to Spring time and bulk buying echinacea!
Just after new year my friend Lisa and I took a jaunt to Edinburgh, it was my birthday and it was so nice to do something special. I studied my Illustration degree in Edinburgh but I haven’t been back for years. I was excited to see old haunts and new changes.
When we arrived Edinburgh was just as I remembered; low, bright winter sun and buildings that make you look up!
When I lived in Edinburgh I was pretty sketchbook obsessive and my favourite place to draw was the National Museum of Scotland. So this was our first stop ..
And guess what? I still enjoyed drawing there.
I think I might still be a sketchbook obsessive.
What places make you smile?
2016.. what a year.As a child I always wanted to change lots of things in the world like many children do; unfair and unkind things. As an adult you realise how overwhelming it is to be so idealistic, so you do what you can to be fair and kind in your own little way. When big changes happen; people who have soundtracked your life ,acted in your favourite films, household names pass away. When people are voted in to power that you know shouldn’t be. When you feel sure your country will vote one way and the opposite happens..it makes the world feel larger and overwhelming again.
But the fact these people are sorely missed shows our need for music, art and individuality. The fact that people voiced disappointment at some of the consequences of Brexit and are shocked about the presidential result in the US, shows a passion for embracing all cultures and colours.
So I look forward to 2017 and all the art, music and diversity it may bring.
I wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year x
1.the staves – winter trees
2.the walkman- while i shovel the snow
3.gil scott heron – winter in america
4.leonard cohen – famous blue raincoat
5.joni mitchell – urge for going
6.muddy waters – cold weather blues
7.fleet foxes – white winter hymnal
8.broadcast – winter now
9.belle and sebastian – fox in the snow
10.galaxie 500 – listen the snow is falling
11.bill callahan –winter road
12.elliot smith – angel in the snow
This Sunday I will be opening my Studio from 2-5pm for last minute presents, mince pies and tipples and the chance to win a print! Come along and say Hi!