Studio

I’ve been meaning to share some of the photographs that Lauren from The Colourful Edit took in the studio earlier in the year.  Here’s a selection of my favourites: The studio is such a warm and quiet and happy place.  It is just the spare bedroom in our house but I feel like I’ve gone …

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This is the third post in my mini series about pencil drawing.  The first post covered materials and the second post covered inspiration and how to collect it.  The act of drawing is basically just making marks on a surface.  Any marks, any surface.  Make the marks that express who you are the story you …

Pencil Drawing: Techniques Read More »

I’ve been asked a few times recently about my materials and the techniques I use for my pencil drawings.  I thought I’d break it down into a couple of short posts so you don’t have to wade through to find the information you are looking for.  I’ll also keep it nice and brief, then you …

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Our little baby boy, Murdo (or The Piglet, as I most often call him as he makes lots of snuffly piglet noises and has legs that look like sausages), was born in May and since then we’ve been enjoying getting to know each other. It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride – as any new …

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I’ve been asked a few times since I moved studio space last summer for some pics of the studio. I see artist’s studios on Pinterest that are filled with green-leafed plants, quirky finds and tastefully splattered paint. Mine is not like that. I have a lot of piles of cardboard boxes and some functional shelving. …

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I like to take the opportunity at the start of the new year to take a moment to look back at the year that has just left us, and to look ahead to the year to come.  This year it seems particularly poignant as we are expecting a baby in April.  There’s not been many …

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There are big changes afoot for my little business as we’ve bought a new house (still in the Scottish Borders) and will be moving shortly.  When I’ve been telling people that we are going to be moving, the question I’ve been asked the most is whether I’m going to be taking my garden studio with …

Building A Garden Studio Read More »

If you are reading this blog post then you have made it to my brand new shiny website: Welcome!  I’m very excited to have a website that puts everything in one place – all the information you might need as well as a shop space should you wish to buy any of my lovely paper …

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