Monday, 31 August 2009

Praising my husband

It is great to share my life with someone who is also specialising in a visual aspect of life as seriously as I am. My husband is one of the best photographers I know, extremely talented, hard working, inventive and humble about it at the same time. So I should praise him a bit here as his photoessay about Ukrainian National Ballet has just come out in the Autumn issue of Intelligent Life magazine. He will be travelling in Russia again later in the year and even though I know that his absence produces all these spectacularly beautiful images I will be awfully missing him.

Simon's portfolio can be viewed at and here ^ he is patiently modelling for one of my commissions.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

My Foreign Life - almost over

I am taking the exhibition down on Tuesday morning (well, my kind of morning, so let's say I will be working away in Tea Tree from 11 am) so if you feel like popping in and having a cup of coffee/tea while having a last look at the works on the walls - come and meet me there for a chat!

I was extremely busy recently so I will have lots to talk about!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Elephant is downstairs!

The super talented elephant from this post, is on the wall, downstairs at Tea Tree Tea - and you can finally see the whole of the drawing!

Thursday, 6 August 2009


This is one of completely new illustrations created especially for My Foreign Life exhibition - I have never seen a live white owl (they must have a more precise name as a species - no, not Hedwig - so please feel free to correct me!) until I moved to Scotland. Or a pinguin from a really close, for that matter! These white owls are absolutely beautiful, though I am not a big fan of predatory birds.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


I took some photos of the exhibition after Drew and Jamie closed down Tea Tree Tea after another busy day!

Throughout the Festival the cafe will be open until 9 pm! Coffee until late in the evening -Yay!

Monday, 3 August 2009

My Foreign Life Right Now!

Phew, I have hanged the whole exhibition with the use of only one finger - one which was showing my dear husband where to hang the works on the walls of Tea Tree Tea! Luckily a divorce is not looming over even that the hanging took us longer then expected (all these coffees in between hammering the nails in!).
I promise to feature some images soon, too.

I am especially excited about the limited edition t-shirts. I am going to hand stitch some of the elements of the designs, to make them more unique, so pricing is still to be arranged. I was planning to open an Etsy shop soon anyway, so it will be great to roadtest the designs before that!

I hope that many of you will visit 13 Bread Street in August for the exhibition (I know that the time is precious during the Festival, but it is honestly, the friendliest place in Edinburgh! and there are going to be other attractions during all August weekends - like... mind reading! How cool is that!). See you there!