Inktober 2020

I’ve made an attempt to take part in Inktober in previous years, but I hadn’t found a subject, pen or style that I was happy to play with each day. This year I focused on a character that I enjoy drawing each year. Through various sketches and doodles, I had a lot of fun and…

Summer 2020

Looking back over summer 2020 lockdown… I started exploring with shape, colour and pattern. This was mostly influenced from the creative prompts my fellow Fun A Day Team members came up with for over lockdown. First layer was acrylic paint, then I’d use pen on top for details. Really enjoyed playing with this new work,…

Fabric – Session 4

I wrote about the Fabric programme in my previous post and we’ve just completed the programme – all altered for online communication through lockdown. Huge thank you to Claire and everyone involved from Creative Dundee for making the programme happen, as well as the guest speakers we had, and all the participants for their honest…

Fabric – A Creative Leadership Programme

Fabric – A creative Leadership programme lead by Creative Dundee to fuel, teach and inspire the people of Dundee for future creative endeavors. From Creative Dundee‘s website: “Fabric is not a course or training on leadership, but an informal peer-to-peer development programme for people who want to grow their confidence and agency for leading creative initiatives and…

Maggie’s Online Market & May-June Drawings

The Makers for Maggie’s Market was planned before the lockdown happened, and organiser; Sophie Siegel (Candle Bothy) did a tremendous job at running it online, ensuring that money was still raised for the charity Maggie’s Dundee, while local businesses received support at the same time. I was amazed by how well this online market worked….

April- May Development (Studio)

With lock down in progress, after some time of going through similar activities and motions as many others, I was able to relax into a new routine and spend a lot of time in my home studio (feeling lucky having it at home!) I’ve gone back to developing ideas and interests within a sketchbook every…

Jan- March 2020

A collection of art and projects I’ve been working on over the beginning of 2020 (before covid-19 lockdown.) Monty portrait on black paper with coloured and pastel pencils. I really enjoyed working on this portrait, was my first time drawing on a dark background (at least for a really long time) so it was an…

Festive Pet Portraits & Market 2019

Okay, so it is already February 2020, and I’m only now managing to bring myself to document, reflect and make again on my own artwork! (Since last blog post in October ’19.) Unfortunately I’ve been on/off ill quite a lot since November 2019, and on my good days I’ve been putting all my energy into…

Witchy Illustration

A couple of years ago, I did some ballpoint drawings for Inktober, and ended up drawing this wee witch and her cat. I enjoyed the outcome so much, I made a few other scenes of them together. After making small prints, they proved to be a popular duo online and in sales, so they’ve made…

Sep/Oct: Kids Art, Market, Studio

This is a nice time of year for me to reflect/prepare and be inspired. I’m currently well underway in the planning for Fun A Day Dundee 2020, and feel inspired and motivated for my own art practice also. I have 4 Christmas markets over November and December which I’m excited for. This will be my…