Have you ever met a kabouter?

Have you ever met a kabouter? I have always enjoyed stories of old Holland from my Oma (my grandmother). Childhood stories about skating on the canals and exploring. She retold Dutch fairytales and brought with her the Dutch tradition of leaving your shoe out on 5th December to hopefully receive a present from Sinterklaas on…

Explore your city! Dundee’s Hidden Treasures

Dundee has some really fantastic public art. You don’t have to walk far to stumble upon the Dundee Penguins, Lemmings, mosaics and cheeky monkeys! ❤️ I love the more hidden pieces too like the squirrel that was deliberately placed at child height!  The Dundee Penguins just love to dress up! 😂 m so proud to…

There’s an Elephant on the Loose!

Joining Hamilton’s Big Stampede this year is Forget Me Not, my colourful elephant, who tells many stories via her detailed new outfit! Check out the wee film above to see how she was made… Forget-me-not’s flowers represent true love and caring for others. The trees symbolise growth, health and strength too. Nature is a healer,…

Catching Oor Dreams on Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail

This is an extended article that was written for Dundee Evening Telegraph about the creation of Oor Dreamcatcher. Thought you might like to read it and see all our photos… A picture speaks a thousand words… and tells of a thousand dreams. Suzanne Scott of WhimSicAL LusH is a Dundee artist and illustrator on a…

Discovery Walk: Creating D’Arcy Thompson’s Plaque

Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson was the first lecturer in biology at Dundee University. I remember that I first found out about him when I stumbled across a poster on the Dundee University campus inviting us to come along to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology museum that is part of the University in the Carnelley Building. It is only…

Discovery Walk: Creating Mary Ann Baxter’s Plaque

Mary Ann Baxter If it wasn’t for Mary Ann Baxter we wouldn’t have Dundee University and I may not have studied equally alongside men when I attended if she had not insisted on this happening all those years ago. I also wouldn’t enjoy all those wonderful twisted trees, the pretty flowers, the pavillion and those…

Discovery Walk: The Story of the Title Plaque

The Story of the Discovery Walk Plaque Designs: The Title Plaque Working on design proposals for the plaques led me to develop a series of stories depicted by both words and complementary illustrations. The idea was to take people on a short journey to experience the lives and achievements of those notable individuals being featured…

Fun A Day

   Fun A Day challenge: Create something fun every day in January… Just cos! Anything that you like… Just cos! Then we will have us an exhibition of all our fun creations.  I loved this Fun A Day challenge, the perfect antidote to January and a good excuse to do whatever I felt like that…

Porter’s Gin: The Story Behind The Bottle

I am a firm believer that we taste with our eyes before a drink even passes our lips. My eyes naturally beeline straight for eye catching illustrations, interesting shapes and the unusual. I know that I am not alone in this sub-conscious and very visual, decision making process when it come to drinks bottles. With…

Snowboarding in the Art Bar

What do you do with your snowboard when it’s no longer fit for the mountain? Turn it into a piece of 3D functional art of course! This is the new door in the Art Bar, Dundee. The snowboard has been retired from its mountain adventures but is still very much in use as the 3D…

❤️ WhimSicAL LusH 2016 Calendar ❤️

Woo hoo! The WhimSicAL LusH 2016 calendars are here! Hooray! Available to purchase from the WhimSicAL LusH Etsy shop now!    Check out link below for all details and some new illustrations that haven’t been released before as well as including some firm favourites from over the last few years. Buy the WhimSicAL LusH 2016…