Category Archives: childhood

Hello Baby!

Here’s another quick piece of art I thought I would share with you. My lovely neighbour has had her second little boy, and so I drew and painted a card to welcome the new wee soul to the world. The … Continue reading

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So here’s something a little different. Two of my gorgeous friends, and my lovely mother-in-law, have all just moved house. So I decided to paint a housewarming card, print it, and send it to each of them to wish them … Continue reading

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Cups of History: Afternoon Tea Nostalgia

  Cream tea in the garden fills me with nostalgia, bringing back layers of memories of teas shared over the years with some of my favorite people. I love to serve the tea itself in bone china cups passed down … Continue reading

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The Roots of Wanderlust

Can you remember when you were first bitten by the travel bug? The roots of my yearning to travel, and to see exotic other places, were planted at a very young age by my Granny. She gave me a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Dark Roots: Memoirs of an Old Scottish Halloween

The gathering gloom swirled with crisply tumbled leaves and neep lanterns and candles began to flicker in the windows and on the doorsteps of the village. I was rushing to put the finishing touches to my turnip lantern, with the … Continue reading

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