Every week I’ll be posting a photo of a work I have recently finished and offer it here for you to see. The work will live with me for a week and by the time the week is out, let’s say on Sunday, it will no longer be available from me for purchase here (or you can DM @geehowquaint on Twitter). I currently stock four lovely shops and galleries in Edinburgh (Hannah Zakari, Curiouser and Curiouser, Marchmont Gallery and Daisy Cheynes). Once the week is out, I will very happily deliver that particular artwork to one of the above shops for purchase. So, if you change your mind and wished you’d nabbed it, you can quite easily visit one of the above shops.
This week’s Artwork of the Week is was created using my first Edinburgh Skyline design. You can see St Giles’ Cathedral lurking in the background, looking like the crown it was fashioned after. I’ve got an interesting story about St Giles. Last year on Burns Night, there was a flashmob style meet-up. I happened to stumble upon a blip on Twitter talking about the flashmob, time, place and what was to be done. We were to sing “A Man’s a Man for A’ That”, by Burns. Here are the lyrics and no, I had no idea what most of that meant.
So, with paper of lyrics tucked into my pocket, and a plan to meet with Rhiannon, I ventured forth into my first flashmob. Unfortunately, most of the people attending may not have seen the myriad of YouTube clips that I have seen. Instead of walking around nonchalantly, pretending to be tourists/workers/people out for a stroll, they were huddled together in mass, waiting for instruction. No. No. No. No. No. Bar that very hilarious mistake, the event was quite a hoot.
Image: 5″ x 7″ in white 8″ x 10″ frame