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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

I came across a photo on Twitter, taken by Ian Rankin, the renowned Scottish crime novelist. It’s the view of Edinburgh Castle from Vennel Steps. When I visit my sister in Edinburgh, I always try and fit in a day for sketching in the city – this view was my focus this time. I managed to get there around 3pm which meant I only had about 2 hours before it started to get dark. So this had to be a quick…

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Scotland

Scotland

I spent a restful week in Scotland with my brother, sister and her family. Long walks along sandy beaches, thick pine forests and of course some sketching. We stayed in a small cottage in Angus, Aberdeenshire for a few days. On the first morning, I decided to do some exploring to find a view to sketch – Big skies and rolling hills with farmland was interspersed with occasional wind turbines. Giles, the farmer whose land I was sketching from, was…

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh

I didn’t get to see my brother and sister for over a year because of the pandemic (Skype/Zoom doesn’t count!). As soon as Scotland and other regions opened up, my brother and I drove up to Scotland – it was a long time coming! I had my sketching kit ready record as much I can.  My sister’s bakes are Devine! She made Sri Lankan-style pineapple gateau and Victoria sponge. So we had cake for breakfast! My 7 year old niece…

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