Sunday, 11 July 2010

the best pavlova EVER!

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum......

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

....more butterfly cards

Starting to produce more cards for next craft fair on 21st August in Glasgow, details to follow shortly. Do you like?

Saturday, 3 July 2010

butterflies and cards

love butterflies so.....latest card creation

Saturday, 26 June 2010

my collection

Beautiful print by a beautiful lady, Sarah Sanford

'Icarus' by Alan Stout (my dad)

Photos taken by me of the bridge watchtower in Bratislava, I thought it looked like the aliens in the Smash TV advert

No idea who made this and no signature on back...but it was bought from The Red Gallery in Edinburgh

Rather bizarre collage on a vinyl record by Unikprodukt

' became much better' painting by Micheal Koerner

Botanical poems by Alec Finaly

old fashioned roses

I have the most beautiful and amazing deep-red huge roses in my front garden. The smell from them is that strong old fashioned sweet fragrance that modern roses never have. They were here when I bought the house so no idea on the variety, but they are a lovely welcome home.....but every year someone picks them. So, I have picked myself today and they are now filling my house with their heady perfume.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

when did you realise you love art...

I was asked this recently and to be honest, art and creating has been part of me as long as I can remember. There are photos at my parents of me in a nappy and mickey mouse bib painting with my hands and my feet! I was obbessed with painting rainbows and I still love colour, and more importantly how colours work together. My father is a sculptor and encouraged me to express my self through art and craft, my first stone sculpture was a sofa for my barbie! Not very comfy, but she is plastic. :-)

As a young teenager I loved Art Nouveau, Klimt and Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and had these pinned to my walls....

When did you realise art/craft was your life? And what did you have pinned to your bedroom walls as a teenager?

Thursday, 17 June 2010


I love origami and keep trying to get better at it, but mine never turn out that fantastic. Wish I could make things like these....

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Morningside Makers Market

Taking part in my first craft fair/market on Saturday 5th June, 10.30am until 4.30pm at Columcille Centre on Newbattle Terrace, just off Morningside Road in Edinburgh. I have been very busy the last couple of weeks gettng work finished, presentable, priced and wrapped.

I was worried that as all my work is on paper that my table would look very flat and not attract customers. So I have been looking for mini easels or stand up picture frames, luckily I found perfect ones.

Just got to hope that lots of people turn up now and I make some sales.


The makers market went well. Met some lovely people (who I will blog about soon) and picked up some great tips for the next fair I do. Here are some pics from the day:

Saturday, 29 May 2010


Campervan is nearly ready for Volksfling!! It's been a crazy week with van failing MOT, but passing re-test late Friday afternoon. OH is busy bolting the bed back down so we have a comfy sleep, I was not going for the idea of just chucking the mattress on the floor. With the possible (and now definite) wet weather it would just end up soaking.

Been a long time since our last trip in the camper back in October, so we are bound to of forgotten something. Only camping for one night so I am sure it won't be too big a deal. Really looking forward to first trip of the year, and this year I am insured to drive as well. Fingers crossed I don't bump it or scratch the alloys!!!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday Folksy lovin'

Been ages since I have had a Friday off work and had chance to partake in the Folksy Friday love. So here are my favs of late. Enjoy :-)

Jings Things

Lou Lou's Luxuries

Lucy's Happy Place

Asking for Trouble

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Handbags I want on Etsy

It is my birthday put together this list of etsy handbags late last night

Okay I admit it, I have a slight handbag obsession, I LOVE THEM. I use to buy about one a month, but now save up and buy more expensive ones or make suggestions for birthday presents.....hint hint Paul! :-)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Jade Stout landscape influences

I have always loved the outdoors, the beach and fresh air. Growing up in Orkney this was everywhere. I grew up in a tiny bay called Houton in Orphir. The farm cottage I spent these early years in was only the width of a single track road from high tide. Being this close to the sea and elements from a very early age I was mesmerised by the power they have...

Once at art college I continued my love of art and from about 2nd year started painting exclusively with landscape as my main influence. Artists I found inspiring than and still do now, had a huge impact on how I developed my abstract landscape style.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


I made 7 cards for friends and family last night to celebrate birthdays, new arrivals and moving house. Do you think I could sell these?

Monday, 22 March 2010

Custom order portrait

Just completed my first custom order for a manga/art nouveau style portrait.

After great praise I received for my avatar

I was asked to create something in a similar style. CraftyLittleMia sent me these photos to start the process off.

First of all I completed these 2 sketches to see if Mia was happy with style.

After discussing with Mia, I took influence from her love of buttons (a love than most of us creative types seem to have!) and she has just purchased these 2 drawings.

Thank you Mia for asking me to do this and allowing me to use your photos in this blog.

If you are interested in getting a portrait of you done by me, please get in touch.