Monthly Archives: February 2013


This week has been glorious here in Scotland. The mornings have started off frosty and foggy but the sun has soon cleared the air to reveal crisp blue skies. Listening to the radio it sounds as though the rest of … Continue reading

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Drawing block

This is a frog I drew on Friday. I was pretty happy to see him emerge from my pen nib because I’ve had a bit of a drawing block this week. I know, great timing and not in the slightest … Continue reading

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This week there have been various meetings about the degree show. The practicality of it has been throughly terrifying. The size of space, batons for shelves, furniture and monitors. There is eleven weeks between now and that 4pm deadline when … Continue reading

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Today I put washing on the line. That feels like a bold statement but yes, I did. From my parents down in Devon, to Big Dreamer’s Grandma in Lancashire, and then up to us in the Borders, the day seems … Continue reading

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Goodbye Etsy

This week it’s been time for me to say goodbye to my Etsy shop. For those of you who don’t know Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage producers. It was great at the beginning because I learnt … Continue reading

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Do you know how hard it is to make a gannet look friendly? That’s right. Very hard. But oh so such magnificient birds. Watch some amazing diving action here:

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Reading list

This is the pile of books on my bedside table that I will get round to reading when I’ve finished my degree! The Borders by Alistair Moffat. I am actually half way through this book and it is fascinating. It’s … Continue reading

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Big Friendly Giants

Yesterday was a horrible day. Horrible days seem to be growing in frequency the closer I get to the end of my degree. I think maybe I feel so stretched that it doesn’t take much to capsize me…or maybe I … Continue reading

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Wild days

Yesterday I headed off to the coast to visit a lovely lady I will be doing some illustration work for. The wind buffeted my little car and the rain pounded on the windscreen. It was a wild day. The roads … Continue reading

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