The Meadows. The Links. We live close to this glorious strip of green that weaves its way in between tenements and streets. To be in lockdown in Edinburgh feels somewhat lucky as we have these generous green spaces to escape to. These grassy knolls and treelined walkways connect one neighbourhood to the next. Get yourself on a bike and you’ll find you can connect all the way to Holyrood Park.
I’m pleased with how this one is turning out. A few more details here and there and that’s me done.
I’m starting to populate my website with these interesting treasures. They’re treasures to me as they show me the gift of time I’ve been given to make them. To find out more please hop along to see my brilliantly colourful Paintings.
The other night I thought I would lay out all the drawings I have made for the #allthesmallthings exhibition. The floor was covered from corner to corner. I am rather impressed with the number of drawings I have created in spaces where I thought I did not have time to draw. It is interesting to me to see how much my style has changed and developed in just a few short months. In August I was asked to draw people for the DECIEM launch event in Edinburgh. I was like ‘People?! You want me to draw people? Have you seen my artwork? I do NOT do people. Or animals. Buildings yes, but nothing on two or four legs thanks very much.’ So then I started drawing my friends and family and my obsession with drawing people caught in-between moments grew from there.
There is certainly a style growing from this challenge and I’m so glad I can use materials on the hoof. I think of those artists with massive studio spaces and hours to be in those spaces. One day I shall have that but for now I will embrace my parameters and see what great things I can make from here.
As for the COMPETITION part of the title, I have a little competition on the go. It’s easy to play along. All you have to do is Follow this blog or Follow me on Twitter or Instagram and tag in a friend. What do you get for this small yet big action? On January 31st I will choose two names from a hat and will draw a photo of you/your family/your favourite building/your best holiday snap/your favourite cafe/your prized shop dog in my style.