No.1 Amazing Women Awards Ambassador

Quite the surreal thing seeing myself in No.1 magazine as one of their Amazing Women Awards ambassadors! Such a HUGE honour to have been asked to join them! Those of you who know me well will know that my usual comfort zone isn’t doing the hair/ makeup/ interview/ photoshoot thing in a studio… but it…

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,…

2016! You Made My Head Spin And My Heart Happy!

It’s Hogmany! What better day to sit back for just a minute or so and reflect on the year that has just flown past. 2016 has been quite the year to remember, with the launch of Discovery Walk, Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail, interviews, lectures at DJCAD, sitting on panels, teaching, arty groupwork with Who Cares?…

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…

Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail: A Wee Peek Behind The Scenes

Scotland’s favourite boy, Oor Wullie, will be coming to the streets of Dundee this summer. Do you remember Aberdeen’s Wild Dolphins, Bristols Gromits and gorillas and Birmingham’s Owls? Well… Dundee is going to be home to 50 Oor Wullie sculptures over summer this year! “Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail is a major public arts event that will…

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…

My Interview In The Courier’s Weekend Magazine

Did you see this weekend’s Courier Weekend Magazine? 😉 I was asked if I would like do an interview with Helen Brown for The Courier’s Weekend Magazine… I said yes. I’ve never done anything like this before, so was pretty nervous but once we got chatting it was fine! Here is what Helen wrote: “Art…