Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Winter walks

Winter has struck Edinburgh with force today and just in time for the new year it seems. Frost is tipping the leaves of the crawling vines as I am cosy in the comfort of my little granny flat.
The morning was sweet, bright but frigid and I spent it with my Dad (who I am happy to have visiting) having breakfast in Marchmont and then for a walk through the Grange Cemetery.
I now post these Thank You cards I made and managed to pop in the post before the cold really got to us.
Detail of one of the cards.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Out on a limb

And here it is: my Illustration Friday submission for the week with relation to the theme Voices. I am spending my first winter holiday in Edinburgh and am delighted every day so far with the turn out. I have my father with me and we spend the days just strolling. Even without a trace of snow it is stunning for winter, blue lights on the trees and not a soul out. Lovely.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Hand of Burke

I have enjoyed a very busy week just passed and so did not manage my Illustration Friday submission on time. But the word was Similar and I thought it appropriate to post the dry-points prints series from my Degree Show back in June. They were centered very much around twin-hood and fit, though very flexibly, in chronological order.
I had the sweet opportunity to see Edinburgh with the eyes of a holiday-maker as my friend, Sasha, from Florida paid a short visit. We spent the days walking quickly through the cold, making stops for vegetarian Haggis and different sights (including a tiny and not very impressive wallet made from the left hand of William Burke.) We also went on the Ferris Wheel which went much faster than expected and was not the quaint and lovely view of Edinburgh we wished for.
I am more than halfway through my lazy Sunday and expect to spend the rest of the night making holiday cards from the comfort of my tiny couch and preparing for an early rise tomorrow.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Blue blew away

Here is my IF submission for this week, the word being Balloon.