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What’s up with what’s going down

The first person to comment and guess correctly the name of the song for my post title and the band who sang the line will win a print of the artwork used for this flyer:

Urban Outfitters exhibition invitation

My Monday saw me agonising over the fact of having caught yet another Edinburgh cold (they seem to roll in one right after the other) as well as taking down both of my summer exhibition.

All those crazy, busy months of planning, making, freaking out, making some more, freaking out again – it was a loop I was getting used to repeating.  Even though it was hectic and stressful, I actually really miss that buzz.  I miss the opportunity to throw myself whole heartedly into a new body of work, find new ways of making new things, exploring new materials and seeing what I could make happen.  Creating pieces based on brutalist architecture in Edinburgh was refreshing as, although I love that old town feel, I needed something new to grapple with.

And so.  Here we are.  You are catching me mid-week in my current supply teaching post.  Last week was my first week on the job and I tell you what, it nearly did me in.  This week has been easier as we are all getting used to the new teacher on the block, however, I absolutely miss making my own work.

If I am to carry on with this working-in-class lark, I need to come up with a plan to give me space to create my own pieces.  Hm.  Shall I cut out sleep?  That doesn’t seem likely.  Time is only so malleable.  I will somehow have to figure out how to bend around it as I don’t think it is going to bend around me.

There are a few projects in the pipeline.  Jimmy and I have been discussing our joint venture, which is popping up in Old Town in just a couple of months.  Subject matter was discussed.  As were all the pretty colours.  I have also received a commission to create a beautiful circus (the Royal Circus in New Town) for a lovely lady who contacted me via one of the shops selling my work.

I am pleased that I have these two lovely ventures to look forward to.  But what else?  There must be something new I can sink my teeth in to.



I am an artist living and working in a rather gorgeous city. My art can be purchased in various shops throughout the city as well as from my online shop. Most of my work is for commission, private and corporate. I am the founder of Crash Course in Art History Limited.

One thought on “What’s up with what’s going down

  1. Great to hear that you and Mr. Jimmy are “turning the tables with your unity”, as L7 might say. Although I do hope you find some way of chiselling out time to make your work.

    Now, I feel a bit bad saying that the song you’re referencing is “Pretend we’re dead”, but that print is gorgeous! We’re currently having our kitchen redone, and it will make an awesome duo with the other print I have of yours when we finally have some wallspace to display it…


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