I know a blog is something else and somewhere else! I haven't worked it out yet but anyway I am having an open studio on the 23rd and 24th June and 30th june and 1st july 2018 at my studio in the garden at 37 Nethergate Crail Fife Scotland ky103tu from 10.30am till 5.30am and my daughter Roo is also having an exhibition in my summer house.

"Josephine's Poppies"

Well I've never made a blog before, I will have to look up some tips about it. I am looking after my baby granddaughter Marnie Mabel at this moment because her Mummy is moving house. (the baby is asleep in her playpen) Last Saturday, 11th November 2017, I went to the opening of the RGI's annual open exhibition with George and Lesley Gilbert.We all had work in it and it was a lovely private view. There was no wine , it was at lunchtime, and the rooms which were in the Mitchell Libraries were carpeted so the whole atmosphere felt cosy, and I enjoyed looking at all the different styles.

On 25th and 26th November the East Neuk Open Studios which I am part of are holding an exhibition in the Dreel Halls in Anstruther.

my daughter Josephine with Marnie and her sister Annabelle on the swing.


My daughter Katy and I have finished learning a new type of lithography which is quite alien to me! It uses rubber ink and acetone and sylicone!! A week on Wenesday we are going to start a new one. Baby asleep in playpen. The baby and Josie are in the picture on the left. I had made an etching called Josephine's Poppies in the past but the plate got spoilt -  but I have resurrected it . Here it is - and I have started to  make an edition with watercolour called Josies Poppies which is in the RGI till the 26th November. When Josephine was a little girl she had a little garden with poppies in it and I sat in the garden with my easel and drew on a steel plate and then made it into an etching with nitric acid which we don't use any more because it is toxic. I couldn't finish the edition for years until now.