New collection: Edinburgh street scenes

I am in the midst of building a new collection of paintings. Mixing my love of my favourite City Edinburgh and naive / folk art. Here are a few of my new paintings and I hope you enjoy the scenes I am building over the next year. All originals are for sale from my websiteContinue reading “New collection: Edinburgh street scenes”

The Crofters

I’m creating a little series about ‘the Crofters’ just for fun . I love Scottish history and I’m currently learning about the Highland Clearances and the Crofters 🐓 . The Scottish farming families were run out of their community farms to make way for big farms for Cow farming and pastoral farming – the leadersContinue reading “The Crofters”

The Christmas Wreath

We made a homemade Christmas Wreath today. There were a lot of corks lying around in Himself’s kitchen which we’ve put to good use… I brought my glue gun and a set of short fairy lights and off it went … It’s all very self explanatory … I learned not to touch hot glue! ItContinue reading “The Christmas Wreath”

A work in progress 

5 weeks to go and the countdown is on!  I didn’t quite gauge how much work would be involved when I signed up for the Country Living Mag Christmas Fair this November.  But I am enjoying the challenge of ‘quick-decide-what-your-actual-style-is-and -stick-to-it-then-make- a-tonne-of -art’  That was the biggest challenge – learning what art style of mineContinue reading “A work in progress “

Lessons learnt

I am sat on my sofa in the midst of a building site that is my new lovely house,drinking mulled wine tonight as I write this. Today was Grassmarket market day. Its March, and it’s rained all day. I’ve had fun however . I’m going to share what I’ve learned today as an amateur inContinue reading “Lessons learnt”

I’m an author !

This wee day was awesome🎈 My book was published on Amazon initially in e-book form. Still waiting for the book format to be released -but how exciting ! I hope children enjoy this colourful book of motivation and scenes in Edinburgh they will recognise . I guess that makes me an author ! Check thatContinue reading “I’m an author !”

The wee coo who flew

Hey guys! I’m having so much fun making illustrations for my children’s book this week- ‘The wee coo who flew’ Its a motovational book to encourage young minds to pursue their dreams , no matter what the others are doing or saying . You can achieve anything you put your mind to! Its nearly finishedContinue reading “The wee coo who flew”

Holyrood Hill

  Hamish lived on Holyrood hill Hamish lived on Holyrood hill He was a wee Highland coo He had colourful hair and a cheeky smile He was very much like you Hamish was a special coo His mammy told him so He dreamed one day that he would FLY! Oh the places he could go!Continue reading “Holyrood Hill”

My first book

Today was an awesome wee day! I wrote my first children’s book. Now I am being absorbed in the complicated world of book publishing . Its a minefield! Traditonally, one would write a book-great!  But then have the anxiety creating task of sending said book to lots of publishers in the hope they might beContinue reading “My first book”