Monday, 27 September 2010

Badge Making with Me

To accompany my exhibition, FOILED at The Spider and the Fly this month- I'm running my Meet and Make: Badge Making workshop this Tuesday the 5th of October.
If you're based in Edinburgh and are even a teeny bit curious about what it takes to make your own badges, swing by between 6.30pm and 9pm and i'll promise you won't be dissapointed!

Designing your own badges is really addictive: they make fab presents for friends and family, and are also a great way to publicise your own artwork and even earn some extra cash. I'll be bringing along my collection of collage materials as well as loads of pens and pencils to draw your own on the night...OR you can download my templates for larger 58mm badges and 25mm button badges and have your designs ready to bring along with you!

Most importantly- it's FREE to come along and mingle, and prices start from only 30p per badge you make. RSVP via my facebook event. There will of course be Free refreshments for those taking part- and any suggestions for cake (leave a comment below!) are most welcome!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Over the hills and far away

I don't often get Saturdays off work, but today we took a trip to my folk's house in the hillfoots of Clackmannanshire (move aside mediterranean) and took a wee jaunt up to Dollar Glen. The weather was fantastically sunny and warm for late September and we trecked past babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls and stopped by Castle Campbell for a picnic ciabatta rolls, Kettle Chips and apple juice!

There were loads of brambles which has inspired me to try and make some jelly. Perhaps my Sunday will turn out to be a day of bramble-picking... If anyone has any good recipes, let me know!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

What a Lovely Mug

Introducing, the "A Cup of Tea Solves Everything" Mug! I had one made up for myself a while back, and I was so pleased with the results, I've decided to stock them in my folksy shop.

They've been professionally printed onto a lovely delicate Bone China Mug, which has a super glossy finish and is fine to be popped into the dishwasher or microwave!

Priced at £10 they're an ace treat for yourself or any tea-loving friend! Visit my shop today!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Wine, biscuits & Conversation Pieces

So yesterday I enlisted the help of the lovely Lauren Gentry for the hanging of my exhibition, FOILED at the Spider and the Fly in Edinburgh.

With some nice wine and some homemade chocolate shortbread for guests, there was a good turn-out of very nice people, and two out of four of my drawings sold! They seemed to go down a treat, so I'm definately considered doing some more drawing in the very near future. One of my guests was particularly impressed that I'd gone for teacake wrapper themed nails for the occassion!

I'll be revisiting the very cosy Spider and the Fly on the 5th of October for a drop-in badge making workshop, and after a small taste of Edinburgh, I'm excited about my return! For more details, and to let me know you're coming along, visit the event page. My work will be on display until the 2nd of November.

As well as this- one of my teacake cushions is also currently up-for-grabs over at the fantastic Conversation Pieces blog give-away. All you need to do is describe why you'd like one, and you'll be in with a chance to win!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Updates: foliage, foil and freak weather

Well, what a week!

After a foot and a half of rain in Dundee on Tuesday, I decided to reschedule my exhibition opening at the Spider and the Fly to this Tuesday, the 14th of September to prevent damage in transit. Pop along this Tuesday at 6.30pm to see my new work, have a bit of a mingle and maybe even eat some teacakes!

Also, last night was the evening of n_ilk at the botanic gardens, and I ventured through the gardens with the ladies of Dundee Jamboree to set up the market for the day. With a fantastic turn out, our cosy little hut in the centre of the gardens was a truly amazing venue for our event, being surrounded by amazing music from the tropical glasshouse and acoustic tent surrounding us.

Thank you to everyone who came along, looked, bought, ate and listened!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

FOILED at the Spider & The Fly

Calling all Edinburgh dwellers and beyond! This coming Tuesday the 7th of September, I'll be opening my very first solo exhibition at the Spider and the Fly Gallery! In the last year, Tunnock's has become a massive part of my life, and in Foiled i'll be showcasing drawing and sculpture which pay tribute to the hallowed Teacake, The Tunnock's family business and Scottish Culture.

Everything I'm showing at the Spider and the Fly is brand new work, never seen previously online. Drawings will be for sale at the gallery on the opening night, and up until the 2nd of November.

So come along to the Spider and the Fly (65 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AH) this Tuesday the 7th between 6.30pm and 8.30pm for a special preview with free drinks and Tunnock's goodies for early birds! RSVP via facebook.
Also, check out the article I wrote on the Spider and the Fly in this month's copy of the Skinny and you can also view it online.