Category Archives: Arty Projects

Knitty Gritty

I took a notion to try out some knitting. My mum taught me some basics a few years ago and I knitted a small scarf then never bothered again. Maybe it’s age, maybe it’s my restless mind or maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Eggstravaganza!

Painting eggs at Easter is good fun and we like to out do each other with our efforts. There’s usually one or two that explore the theme of horror though.

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Birthday Banner

My dear friend B has asked again, this time for a banner for her son’s 18th birthday party. The remit this time was black and silver. This is what I came up with: I used Daler Rowney Ice White A1 … Continue reading

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Lanarking About

A colleague’s brother is turning 40 and said colleague has bought him a first edition of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark. Said colleague asked me to make a birthday card in the style of Gray’s illustrations for Lanark. A lot of black … Continue reading

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Summer Horror!

An English teacher I work with is planning on doing a media horror unit with his pupils – he’s written this himself with a little help from others and it is very good, I can’t wait to see the pupils … Continue reading

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SalemSkye goes Street!

I’ve mentioned before that I work in a school and often I do little pieces for classes or pupils. The English class that I am honoured to be a part of is reading Catherine McPhail’s Tribes – so I did … Continue reading

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Communion Banner

I have a lovely friend, let’s call her B, and B is a great person. She also knows how to twist me around her finger so I end up doing little arty projects for her (See ‘A Fling with Bling … Continue reading

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Trees and Colourful Skies

In an effort to get this blog back on track and likewise my drawing after Puppy-gate, I have been doodling a new header for the blog today. Trees and colourful skies. I am obsessed with both and my iPhoto library … Continue reading

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Educational Drawings

More work for school. Recently a group of pupils in our school sold poppies and cupcakes for Remembrance Sunday and they wanted a display for the photos of the event. They asked me if I would mind drawing up some … Continue reading

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November Round Up

I still haven’t got round to doing any coloured pencil work – blame the new dog – but we haven’t been completely devoid of creative projects over here. A pupil in the school where I work asked me if I … Continue reading

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