Monday, 8 December 2014

Edinburgh Etsy Team POP-UP SHOP!

Apart from working n my own things I am also involved in the Edinburgh Etsy Team - as one of the leaders. My friend Fi of Fiona Heather is the team Captain. And this December with help from wonderful 20 members of the team we ran a POP UP SHOP in the Edinburgh New Town!

So here are some snaps of mostly my productsin the space ;)

 The best friends a girl could have: Fi and Dodo.

Friday, 7 November 2014

No Fixed Abode

This year I had three pieces accepted into Edinburgh Printmakers members exhibition. The subject was a very difficult one, as it was to raise awareness of homelessness. I did three fairly small prints for it, using one of my favourite techniques - photoetching. From start I knew I didn't want them to be too literal.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Solo Exhibition at Hula!

So at the moment I have a solo exhibition at Hula Juice bar & gallery! It's running through till 6th of January. Here are some snaps from the set up and opening night!

The vinyl with my name on it... Feels so good ;)

Calm before the storm! After people started coming I had no time to take any pics...

And this is one of my Christmas Cats on the window :) 

And, last but not least - this is a special print that I did for the occasion! Hula cat and dog :)

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Hallowe'en!

Soooo it's totally Hallowe'en and I am in the studio tidying stuff. Past few weeks have been hectic and it is not going to slow down any time soon I don't think. First off next Thursday is the opening for my little show at Hula CLICK HERE ;) And then day after opening for No Fixed Abode at Edinburgh Printmakers. And not to mention countless art fairs I will be attending in the coming weeks (including Renegade in London!!! So exciting!!!) In the meantime I have been nurturing my love for comics. This one has some slight body horror happening there, so I thought it will be appropriate to post up here.

 I hope to properly get it going as a maybe webcomic in January 2015 ;) Once all the X-mas madness passes!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


This year I went on a wee holiday travelling along Danube. As per usual instead of bothering with photos I did drawing instead. This is the selection from the first part :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bäckahäst comic

It's essentially a Kelpie. A horrible horrible creature that does horrible things....

Now this took a while to complete :P I am not 100% happy with it but I am glad it's finished. So I can move on to the next thing and also... I officially started finishing stuff :)

psssst.... I really like the third panel on the last page. Like really really :D

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Drop in and Draw session at BBC tent at Edinburgh Fringe!

Last weekend I was partaking in a Fringe event! It was a drop in and draw session aimed at families. Hosted in the BBC tent as a part of the Storytelling week. Needless to say, it was...


We had a few activities people (kids)could pick from. I sadly didn't think and did not take lots of pictures, but...


 Apart from the whiteboard speechbubble we had the Giant Wall Comic which I think I have done an ok job recording.

 Took lots of pictures and then "glued" them all together... The quality is not ideal (phone and bad lighting), but it is legible! (when you view the full size that is).

click on this text to view the full size...

So I did the starting panel for this activity. The idea was that the story could go anywhere from there... People were to come along and add one panel, wherever they wanted. They could either start a new storyline or continue already existing ones. Some stories are crossing over... Just follow the arrows :)

I kind of wish I had more pictures! Other activities included
- "fix my comic" (where you could either fill in the speech bubbles, or add images to a comics with text but no pictures)
- "The worlds worst..." where you could draw the world's worst... zoo keeper, ballet dancer, warlock etc,
- Random Character - pick random name, profession and description (this is how Gertrude the Zombie Superhero was once born...)
- draw yourself as a Superhero. This is another one of mine, so you can print it out and give it a bash yourself! :) (complete with an Edinburgh skyline. One kid drew Godzilla in this one - I think Edinburgh needs a kaiju :P)

Just to make it clear, me and Aimee were not the only ones there (actually we only came in on Sunday....). This was organized by Eddie other helpers included Steve, Gill, Chris and Will (who did the worlds worst).

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bäckahäst - the Brook Horse

Slight delay here! This week a lot is happening for me, as I will most likely soon will have my very own and very first business premises/studio. I also decided this is the perfect time to try soemthing different with my creatures and this weeks will be in form of a comic... But here is a preview for you :)

It does actually take a very dark turn. My mom is sure to e-mail me later how she did not like the comic ;)

Monday, 21 July 2014

11. Strzyga - the slavic vampire

This is the creature I was fearing when I was a child. My grandmother used to tell me about these monsters. They were normal humans, but born with 2 rows of teeth. When they died they had to be buried face down, because otherwise they would chew their way out of the grave... And become undead monsters! When you are aged 5 and someone as reputable as your gran tells you this - of course you belive. There were other monsters she told me about too but this one was the most memorable one.

Although there are versions that they had two hearts and the second one would start beating when the person died. This is one I decided to draw :)

Saturday, 28 June 2014


This is where i'm going.... Today! Goodbye internet ;) see you guys in a week! Although rumour has it there is wifi at the local pub. :)

When i am back I will start again on the weekly creatures. I am hoping to come across some while I am away ;)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

What can a picture of measly strawberry plants get you?

The plant itself will eventually give you some strawberries. Until then all you can really do is take pictures of it I guess :) Well, this is what mine looked like at the time of photographing (I think about a weeks ago). And then I entered into Natalka's giveaway on instagram. The rules were to take a photo of a flower and tag it with Natalka's tag... Most of my plants just decided to give up their flowers so I took a picture of this, a bit for a laugh:

But my entry was accepted and.... Well and in the end I won! Winner was picked out of a hat, so at least the quality of my agriculture was not affecting the result ;)

So few days later this arrived in post:

...Perhaps one day I will be able to grow a flower like this :P But so far I need to satisfy myself with this. Which is not such a bad thing anyway ;)

You can see Natalka's fabulous shop here on Etsy. She makes lots of gorgeous embroidered jewellery. She also runs another shop with recycled computer parts jewellery and more :D Very cool.