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floral resin jewellery

Careful considerations, balance (or not)

The next step in making floral art resin coasters involves splitting two flowers of the same kind into two separate groups. Testing each flower type preserving qualities after being encapsulated in resin forever. Most of the flowers pass that ever important test. They’ve kept their original colours and shapes. That’s probably thanks to the prior…

Isle of Mull Wildflowers

Sometimes you can’t rush things

Would like to share a little bit about my experimenting with resin and floral art. Making resin coasters involves quite a lot of patience, waiting and perseverance. You can only do so much in one day. Your work is dedicated to the medium, very fluid and versatile. You have to leave it to set and…

Bluebells Golf Course Tobermory

Isle of Mull bluebells and birdsong

Taking the opportunity to share with you how beautiful the month of May has been on the Island. Less traffic, more cycling and walking is certainly helping nature. Or is it just that we human beings slow down and start to notice smaller things. Appreciate what is at our doorstep with meaningful immersion. A bigger…

Sunbeams Loch na Keal print winner

Artist view on the island lockdown

Restrictions began to ease in Scotland a few weeks ago. We are now able to meet friends and family from one household at a time. Only outdoors and at safe distances. Travel is restricted to 5 miles from home. Normally at this time I would be planning our summer visit to parents and family back…

Mull from Iona by Scottish Island Art

Spiritual Grounding

Trying to memorise motivational verses from the Bible. You can’t change the situation but you can change your reaction to it. I’ve tried meditation previously and found that it helps to stay calm and makes you more aware of yourself. I can definitely recommended Jill Kirkham Therapies. Her meditation classes helped me to find that…

Floral art by Scottish Island Art

Strength From Nature, Joy Of Discovery

I am very fortunate to be able to live in one of the most diverse places on the West Coast of Scotland. I can go for a walk close by and not meet anyone. The views are stunning and my eyes can wonder off far and wide into the distance. I take so much inspiration…

Scottish Island Art fundraiser prize

Do Something For The Greater Good

I should introduce here my husband and amazing artist Ronnie who is a great support to me. Together we run The Picture Gallery situated on the Main Street in Tobermory in one of the “Balamory” buildings (blue colour one). As The Picture Gallery we wanted to help the Community to raised funds for the Covid19…

Tobermory during Covid19 by Scottish Island Art

Recognise Your Feelings And Respond

It’s really important we can’t sugar coat it. Most of the Isle of Mull economy is tourism driven. Many businesses were hoping for a good new season. It never came. For understandable reasons the Island is now closed to visitors. How can we respond to this negative news? It’s amazing to watch how superb business…

Spring Flowers

Despite Negatives

I know I can’t even imagine how hard it is for someone who just lost their loved ones to illness. Lost their job or can’t pay rent. I am fortunate to have a house with a garden and even a dome where we grow many vegetables and flowers. Growing from seed gives me a great…

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Living in new and strange times during Covid-19

I found myself writing my first blog for my new website. It feels bizarre but very relevant too – can I call it “Pre-Covid-19?” The website has been in a development, it’s been my dream. It’s live now (I am sooo happy!). Hoping that it will bring you joy and be THE place for your…