Artisan Roast Broughton St Edinburgh

I was trotting round putting out leaflets for the upcoming Artist’s Way course I’m running and had to take a photo! Blocked people tend to buy lots of books about being creative, ask questions of authors in Q&A sessions about their ‘writing routine’ and visit places where authors supposedly wrote. We trip over them all the time. But this is a kind of casting about for the magic to fall to the uninitiated. It doesn’t work! I’ve sat many a time in a café NOT on the tourist map where JK wrote and I don’t have a best selling series of children’s books. Of course that may be something to do with never having written a children’s book…. I’ve created in different mediums but the essential truth is more prosaic in order to be an x you have to do x. If you want to be a potter you have to pot. If you want to be a dancer you have to dance. Yep its as simple as that. The Artist’s Way is a series of seemingly simple tools that helps get you from Place A to Place B and to stop putting in the barriers.


by Anne Redpath

I think she’s knitting a sock and wearing an embroidered cardi?  Woke up feeling awfully tired. Luckily only working this evening so I can potter about. Plans afoot to carry on sewing up a baby blanket.


(c) Glasgow Museums; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Nicholson Square by Anne Redpath – Note Kaytee Horsman ceramic cat in window.

Was slightly hungover when I woke up this morning – an unusual concurrence. I made the mistake of checking out social meja this morning  – it really has soured my mood! Will try and cut down again. I’m supposed to be houseworking today hence a reluctance to move. However its lovely and sunny surely walking to Tescos carpark to do the recycling will be a pleasure today?


I’ve left instagram which I did for a few years but got tired of the atmosphere especially on knitting and yarn accounts. Long story which leaves people usually gobsmacked.

After about a week of feeling quite spare – no scrolling when bored – I got used to it. I’m now blogging more less time on social media, more cleaning! more reading! Little about it I miss but I do miss @foodbabysoul aka Domestic Graffiti who does not do any other media. I found her looking for yarnbombs in South Africa and found someone decorating streets, trees, working with the trash pickers, recycling cut offs from the fashion industry. Another fabric / textile artist I love is Chawne.