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: