Final Scarf Designs

It seems like an age since I have actually written for this blog, but here we are. I realised that I didn’t show you guys my final designs! The feedback from Strathberry was to mute the colours down from the quite primary colours I initially chose. That was a key lesson in this project, working…

The Stamps of Edinburgh

During this Strathberry project, I made up some stamps of places in Edinburgh that truly mean something to me. They are a mixture of line drawings and acrylic paint colour blocks. I think it has made something quite characterful but I am still unsure about the line work. Any thoughts?

City Drawings

This weekend was definitely one for painting. The weather was horrible, wet and grey. The perfect time to cosy up and start some bright paintings of some of my favourite places in Edinburgh. Each place has a special place in my heart, turning a simple scarf design project into something quite personal for me. I…

Colour Research

For this project, I wanted to find colours in more obscure way than what I usually do. Actually, I don’t know what I usually do! Anyway, for this scarf project I was inspired by the doorways of Edinburgh. Whenever people think about Edinburgh, they always comment about the grey weather. However, around the city, there…

Strathberry Store

As part of the project, we had to visit the Strathberry. I say have to, it was a rather nice excursion on a grey and wet Monday morning. We were greeted by a foliage arch outside the store, between the black Georgian iron railings. To enter into the showroom, we had to press an intercom,…

Mood Boards

Somehow, I have ended up with two mood boards for this project. That’s right people, two mood boards = two projects. I might have double the workload, but it is so worth it. I am looking at two very different aspects of Edinburgh. City Warmth City Warmth is about finding the warmth you can find…

Edinburgh Cube Guide Book

The Christmas present struggle. We have all been there. Especially me. I would sit at a piece of paper trying to come up with present ideas for my family and friends, but always came up with a blank. Last year, I resorted to just browsing the Black Friday sales in hope of inspiration. But the…

Textures of Arthur’s Seat

This project came about as a result of my Creative Books Work course. The brief was to create an artists book inspired by Maps, hence the MapBook project title. My inspiration for this project came from a regular walk I did near Arthur’s Seat and for a long time, I wanted to do a project…

Thoughts on First Year!

I know it has been a bit of time since my first year, but I think it is so important for other prospective students to know mine and my fellow coursemates thoughts. First year was always going to be a nervous mess where you are scrambling to make friends, start your course and learn how…

Edinburgh University

I visited Edinburgh this week and I loved it. I know I have only seen one other university, but I feel like I have already made my decision. Course: This is a four-year course instead of the usual three It is a very structured course with the opportunity to work independently and in groups Only…

Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery is absolutely beautiful. We came to Edinburgh a day before the University Open Day (due to my insistence/ to get a ‘feel’ of the place) and we packed it full of retail therapy and cultural learning. According to a very lovely shop assistant in Kiehl’s Skincare, the restaurant there has the best scones,…