Springtime 2023

It might not feel like it right now due to the current wintry weather but springtime is just around the corner! The clocks will be going forward soon, bringing brighter and lighter days and lots to look forward to.

The first thing I want to tell you about is The Big Spring Bash at St Andrews Botanic Garden: ‘an action-packed weekend of interactive activities, workshops, live music and local food & drink’ PLUS a makers’ market showcasing some gorgeous local art, craft and design:

The Urban Market is in St Andrews Botanic Garden on March 25th & 26th March, and I will be there on the Saturday, 12pm – 4pm. Being a celebration of springtime, I’ll be taking lots of my flora and fauna themed work, including my bestselling wooden brooches with their super-cute new backing cards!

Inspired by Nature

Admission to the whole of the Big Spring Bash is Β£12 (adults) & Β£8 (children) and tickets are available from the Botanic Garden website

In other news I’m very excited to report I’ve received funding from VACMA – Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – to undertake a small personal project. It will be research project on a subject which has long been on my mind…I’ll reveal more once I get started!

One more piece of big news before I go: the phenomenally popular Perthshire Open Studios is back after a year’s hiatus and I’m taking part! It will run from September 6th–11th 2023 and although I might be studio-less right now, I will have something organised for September…it’s good to set yourself challenges once in a while!

Thanks for reading and roll on springtime!

Perth Museum & Kinkell Byre

Ooofftt! Another busy weekend (a huge thank you to the people of Perth and the team at Perth Creative Exchange) to be followed by 5 days of panicked making! But I’m on the home stretch now with my last two events of the season this week.

On Thursday December 8th I’m returning to Perth Museum and Gallery for the 2nd Christmas shopping evening. Last time was a very civilised affair with mulled wine, minced pies and a choir singing carols (some in Gaelic- a beautiful backdrop).

Then on Saturday and Sunday is the Kinkell Byre Christmas Market near St Andrews. In addition to an array of gorgeous art, design, craft there will be street food and refreshments available. This looks like a gorgeous venue with spectacular sea views so the perfect place for a spot of coastal Christmas shopping.

Hope to see you there!