I took these macro photos at the National Museum of Scotland a few weeks ago… on my mobile phone! I shared them on Instagram, but forgot to share them here. Amazingly they were taken with a cheap piece of kit from Amazon (since discovering it’s usefulness and the quality of images it can help produce, […]
Ever visited a clootie well? Even if you don’t believe in magic – they are pure visual magic! Clootie Wells are spots where ancient customs prevail. They are found in the Celtic corners of the UK and centre on a natural spring, usually surrounded by trees. Through history people have visited these special wells in […]
Just a quick post… I was out and about today on an epic car journey, looking for material for up-coming work. The light was doing lovely things at times, but also a lot of heavy cloud and flat light. It’s always lovely to find yourself out in the Highland landscape, pootling along under towering mountains, […]
I am a charity shop lover! I love a rummage, I love a bargain, I love finding something unique and special that I couldn’t buy elsewhere. My mum taught me the art of charity shopping when I was a kid. I had all sorts of treasures from charity shops… like a set of tiny 1950’s […]
I am a huge advocate for self-employment and entrepreneurship, I am! But I won’t lie and say it’s not hard work… Yesterday I needed a treat. Sometimes you just need a treat. Something to say ‘hey, well done’ when you have no boss to do that for you. So I popped out on a treat […]
I put this together from material I collected on a fairly typical day out of the studio: sketching, photographing, and taking in Scotland’s beauty. It contains lots of footage of Highland scenery – and one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches (Achmelvich, Sutherland). I hope you enjoy!
On Friday I headed back up the road to the STONEworks Early Architecture Project at Spittal, Caithness to lend a hand with the broch building ( you can read more about brochs and the project here in a previous post). I must say again what a absolutely lovely team there are on site, and thanks […]
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be able to take a trip an hour and a half up the road to Caithness to drop in on an exciting experimental archaeology project. Members of the Caithness Archaeological Trust (CAT), experts from AOC Archaeology, the Archie Sinclair Fossil Centre, and volunteers from the community and further afield are working […]