Tuesday, 1 March 2011

"Well hello Edinburgh.....aren't you fun!"

Its been a while since my last blog and everything has changed for me, I now live in Edinburgh woohoo! Last year I helped move a friend here and have since been extremely envious. I have loved Edinburgh since it was always my favourite nightstop when I worked for BA. As I've always said "you never have a bad night in Edinburgh", so I decided to make the move and I love it!

It's taken a while to settle in, finding apartments is an ordeal in itself but I am pleased to say that I have a beautiful flat on the River Leith just minutes from the castle.

I have become a member of the National Galleries of Scotland and with the beautiful Dean Galleries just minutes down the River Leith Walk, I really can't be in a better place. I am looking forward to joining the Edinburgh Printmakers on the 31st March (it's an annual subscription and I have to wait sadly. I can't wait to get printing once again.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Help raise money for Cancer Research and see one of the worlds best Elvis impersonators. Tickets £25 include food and DJ Matt Potter till late.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Beers with the England Boys

Had an amazing night at The Jamhouse in Birmingham. Ben Kay was such a nice guy, you won't believe I have 3 inch heels on!! What a lovely bloke and so so funny, his Q & A with the other England boys was hilarious. Looking forward to the Ladies Night.

Monday, 5 April 2010


Had a fantastic Easter, visited the IKON GALLERY in Birmingham and saw the fabulous work of Sue Collis. I wasn't feeling it at first until I got down on my hands and knees and saw how beautiful the craftmanship of her work, truly beautiful. She simply makes the 'ordinary extrodinary' each piece needs close scrutiny and what you discover are precious metals, stones, gems making up what seemingly are everyday marks, nails, paint splats etc. It really is worth a trip and the IKON has a wonderful ambience, with helpful enthusiastic staff.

Loved Ron Terada's "Soundtrack of an exhibition", my friend and I sat on beanbags and listened to some amazing tracks mesmerised by the film of a beautiful turntable, a homemade playlist can tell you so much more about a person than a signature. We were stunned when we got to take home the vinyl!

I was bought a wonderful gift from the IKON(thank you), Repro Depot Pattern book it's a book of folk patterns that comes with a disc, should be a great little tool for my Indesign work.

Today I am back on my press, I have two prints for my friends daughters and then onto my own lino work. I am still trying to get to grips with my press as this is only my second day of printing with it!

Finished my commission last week and I am pleased to say I received a lovely text saying how much her husband had liked it, phew! always a nervous wait when you are trying to create someone else's idea.

I am planning a new website and will let you know when it's up and running!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year and a fresh start.  A sweeping of the decks and a time to throw out the old and bring in the new. My mantra for the next year is going to be "only surround yourselves with people who make you feel good". SO ....... new studio end of Jan and already I have plans for my first set of prints, inspired by an unwanted present I gave to someone. I won't say anymore so as not to spoil the surprise but my lino is in the post and i can't wait to get drawing.