Monday, 1 November 2010

Postcards from the Edge II

All of these cards were posted at Howmore, South Uist on 6th September.  Some were sent to twitter followers, the rest to family and friends.  Some other cards had already been given away * * , and some came home with me *.  

The cards shown were drawn between the 30th August and 6th September in a few different locations: Howmore; various locations on Berneray; a couple of ferries; St Clements, Rodel, Harris.  Picture taken on the table at Howmore hostel, as I did the divvy up. 

Twitter followers who responded to the offer of a card #postcardsfromtheedge:

*card m.i.a. 

update:  the card sent to @randomhousekpr turned up 2 months late and with an Edinburgh postmark.  Particularly odd as it arrived on the same day that I had got in touch with Royal Mail to see if it could be traced.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A Very Long Engagement...Card

Congratulations card for a dear friend and her husband-to-be, pictured in their bookcase in London.

A panorama done on the move: the changing view on the crossing between Rum and Arisaig.  Taking in the mountains of Skye, Knoydart, and Lochaber.  Watercolour on cheap lion brand blank postcards.

And a special envelope made from the Companies & Markets pages of the FT.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

A Drawing for A Dram

He was a rigger in recalibration after a stint of night shifts.

A large dram was administered as I sat outside drawing.  John sat on the other bench with the bottle of Bushmills.  He wore a jumper forgotten on the pulley by another (smaller) hosteler.  A couple more draughts were drawn before he disappeared rig-lagged into his room.

I don't know where this drawing is now, possibly on an oil rig miles out into the North Sea.  Autumn migration south may have taken it to a different beach hut.  A swap: heather and reed thatch for palm.

A Tale of Two Saddles

I made a wee sketch of a tandem aboard the MV Loch Portain, the Berneray to Harris Ferry.  The sketch went home with the owners of the bike, lovely Alan & Wendy, who we had met the day before.

The tandem has been Alan & Wendy's mode of transport on adventures all over the world, while we are touring novices; it was great to chat panniers and packing with them.

This week Alan & Wendy sent a photograph of the drawing, up on their wall alongside mementos from their other trips.

A & W also did a tour blog - warning - this site has quantities of powerfully diverting reading material!

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Writing Room

New site just launched - for literary agent Maggie McKernan's consultancy The Writing Room.  Featuring llustrations and hand drawn type from this stable!  We did the site design and build too.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Scots Pine

2010, digital, illustration, pen, pinus sylvestris, scots pine

Berneray 31st August: Electrical & White Goods, Lobster Pots.

2010, berneray, drawing, Loch a Bhaigh, pen, plein air, postcard, scotland, west, outer hebrides,

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Postcards from the edge

Postcards from Canna. Some sent to twitter followers who responded to pre-trip offer of a card. More details here.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

birthday card

after grandad's birthday lunch, down the road in lower largo. it rained.