Amethyst iPhone Macro Lens Photo || Nicki MacRae Art BLOG

Mobile Macro Images

Amethyst iPhone Macro Lens Photo || Nicki MacRae Art BLOG

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, […]

The Clootie Well

The Clootie Well

The Clootie Well

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 […]

Stag

Highland Hospice Charirty Shop, Dornoch

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 […]

Coast Candle Company

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 […]

VIDEO: Going West – A Day Out of the Studio

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!  

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae Art

More Broch Building…

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae Art

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 […]

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae

Rock n Roll! Building a Broch…

STONEworks Early Architecture Project - Nicki MacRae

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 […]