our evening at the play park
crocheting with a lovely cotton hand dyed yarn (Esther Bitran: Pichasca) in a beautiful but simple shell and trellis pattern (see the little slice of life blog for more details :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
|searching for poetry|
And it was a sunny day too :)"
PS: clicking on the link to the original post leads to a slideshow of the whole walk
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Edinburgh Arts Festival (which has only been running since 2004 which is why I cannot remember having attended when I lived in the UK) kicked off on Thursday with a citywide celebration of the visual arts.
One of the focal points of the event is the renovation of the famous Scotsman Steps, cladding each one in a different marble gathered from around the world. The work was specially commissioned from Turner prize-winning Scots artist, Martin Creed.
The result is stunning.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A little bolder with the watercolours - the Wee Guy's new water pistol, and a spread of boule from this afternoon's game. Weather = cloudy sun.
Another sketch map, this one detailing a henge Dad took the Wee Guy and me to visit. Pencil sketch followed by watercolour. What would be even more impressive is a painting of the view from the top of East Lomond which we visited afterwards (and I forgot my camera!).
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
|map! our walk around Aberdour (waterbrush and watercolour crayons)|
|pencil sketches and ticket stubs from our Camera Obscura visit|
watercolour crayons add colour to the weather symbol (cloud) and Scottish flag
will probably add colour to the ice cream oyster later
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
by printmaker, James Mah
No apologies for showcasing this lovely print once more (it's a fave!)
... and this partly explains why so few blog posts appear here on my own blog. Yesterday I finished and scheduled enough posts for Blackberry Artists to keep their blog running until mid-September, which buys me some breathing space for returning home, getting back in to school and all the other domestic stuff.
But no excuse needed for looking at this beautiful print :)
Do visit the gift shop if you're a local.
Monday, August 1, 2011
|arrival day - a day of much jetlag (hence the spelling mistake)|
|Sunday: first visit to the beach|
My materials to hand are a new box of Cotman watercolours, my old (and under-used) box of Staedtler watercolour crayons, a couple of new paintbrushes, coloured pencils, drawing pencils, glue, some ink pens, and a waterbrush. Oh, and my new journal, full of marvellous thick and toothy watercolour paper :)
|Monday: my new watercolours, my first run|