Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

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…

National Museum of Scotland

This is one of my favourite places in Edinburgh to escape for while. I can tell you that this is a maze of a museum. I have been several times and I always get lost no matter what. The museum consists of several sections but the main gallery has to be my favourite. It is…

Nature Encyclopaedia

One of my many projects from the last term consisted of making an encyclopedia based on natural images. I had to create this piece of work as part of the Natural History Illustration course. Whilst the course was very interesting, this project was running alongside our class projects which made for a very rushed final…

Thread Counts at WOMAD

We stumbled across this group at WOMAD festival in August. This group is based in Stroud and provides classes for children in order for them to focus and concentrate on something creative; this usually has calming effects on children. The initiative of this group is actually something I believe in strongly as I am thinking…