Sketches and Snippets

Julia Laing
Weekly posts focussing on art and creativity from Julia Laing Studio
Created 21 Aug 2021
  • Sketches and Snippets 13th December
    13 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Robin Quartet © Julia Laing 2021 Season's greetings! How are you getting on? Well, I hope! I’ve been submerged in a sea of receipts and spreadsheets over the weekend - numbers frazzle my brain but I r...
  • Sketches and snippets 8th December
    08 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Well, I didn’t write on Monday because I was desperate for a day out - I went to South Queensferry to look in awe at the Forth bridges and be buffeted by sea winds. I toyed with the idea of missing th...
  • Sketches and Snippets 29th November
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Good morning! How are you? I hope you're well and managing to keeping warm. It's 1 degree centigrade here and there's still a thin white coating in the garden from yesterday's surprise snowfall. Brrrr...
  • Sketches and Snippets 22nd November
    22 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    A Few Of My Favourite Things: 1950s Ceramic Cat Continuing my regular-ish series looking at the objects we own, why we choose them, and what they mean to us. Today the spotlight is on this handsome li...
  • Sketches and Snippets 15th November
    15 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    Sketchbook page of leaf and berries designs. Saturday was a good day - out for brunch and a beautiful bright autumn walk with my favourite man in the morning, followed by sketchbook time in the aftern...
  • Sketches and Snippets 10th November
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    I was supposed to be writing this week’s edition but instead, I made a November graphic for my monthly newsletter. Pictures always come first. They help me think. So, what am I thinking? That I’m anxi...
  • Sketches and Snippets 31st October
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Halloween Spooky Greetings folks! I’m writing to you a day earlier this week to catch Halloween. I don’t know if Sunday is a good time for you to read..? Or, do you prefer Mondays? As is traditional, ...
  • Sketches and Snippets *25th October*
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 4
    Tabletop arrangement - work in progress plus sketchbooks and shell. Been going round in circles this week. My plan to make 12 items for the next shop update (Fri 29th) seemed straightforward enough bu...
  • Sketches and Snippets *18th October Edition*
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    New Work In Progress October work in progress Hello there, hope life’s treating you well. I have been making steady progress on my goal of adding thirty items to my shop this month. So far there are e...
  • Creative Process: Fun with Fabric and Paint
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    During my big tidy-up, I found a handwritten list on a small scrap of printer paper. In my own writing, it read, Things To Make (underlined), with the subheading, Choose 1, followed by a numbered list...
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