Craigmillar Book Festival

I went to foggy, foggy Edinburgh yesterday to participate in the Craigmillar Book Festival and visited Primary 7 classes at Castleview and St Francis Primary Schools. What nice pupils and staff in both schools – and what lovely buildings!

Thanks, Castleview P7, for this snappy drawing of a […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:10+00:00March 26th, 2010|Events|Comments Off on Craigmillar Book Festival

The Art For Hearts Auction

Snag yourself an original piece of art in support of a great cause.

The Art for Hearts charitable online auction for Great Ormond Street Hospital started yesterday on ebay and there is some lovely artwork to bid on.

My little elephant painting is up for bids and I […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:12+00:00November 3rd, 2009|Events|Comments Off on The Art For Hearts Auction

WASPS Open Studios

On October 3 and 4, we’ll throw open our doors so you can see where we work and what we’ve been doing.

This is your annual chance to visit me in my lair, see the new miniature paintings and decorated mirrors I am working […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:12+00:00September 28th, 2009|Events, My Current Projects|Comments Off on WASPS Open Studios

Perthshire Open Studios

Get thee to the country this weekend!

It finally seems to have stopped raining in Scotland for more than five minutes. People ventured out in t-shirts today and realised that over the past rain-sodden month, summer had departed with nary a look over its shoulder.

It ain’t that warm, despite the sun. Still, it’s pretty […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:12+00:00September 9th, 2009|Events, Inspirations|Comments Off on Perthshire Open Studios

The Lost O

In Which I Am Happily Reunited With My Letterform

You may remember this previous post about the Burns Banner that was in the process of being created. The team behind it duly led a workshop here at the WASPS Factory and resident artists created a […]

By |2017-05-20T12:29:12+00:00September 7th, 2009|Events, Inspirations|Comments Off on The Lost O

Jane Yolen in Edinburgh

Your chance to participate in a picture book workshop with the award-winning American author of over 300 books.

The Scottish branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has let me know that Jane Yolen will be leading an all-day workshop about children’s picture books on Sunday, October 4, from 9am […]

By |2009-09-01T17:26:48+00:00September 1st, 2009|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on Jane Yolen in Edinburgh

Parade Artists Spring Sale

Original artworks and crafts direct from the people who made them!

Parade Artists, the collective of artists and makers resident in the WASPS Factory, Glasgow, are holding their second annual Spring Sale in the Gallery at 77 Hanson Street on Saturday, May 16 from 11am to 5pm and Sunday the 17th from noon to 4pm. […]

By |2009-05-15T15:14:28+00:00May 15th, 2009|Events, News|Comments Off on Parade Artists Spring Sale