Gemma Whitby: Away With The Feathers

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I’m a member of a completely wonderful facebook group, set up for the Amanda Palmer Patreon’ Patrons. It’s beautiful, and real, and the best community I’ve ever been a part of.

So full of love…… I wanted to do a thing.

I’m really excited about my current Zendoodles, so that was the thing I decided to do. Give away three commissions, to anyone who liked my picture. Oh, and while I’m here I’d really like to thank everyone who liked my page, and to everyone who liked the picture but didn’t win…. fret not! I’m planning on doing more of these giveaways in the future…. stay tuned!

Anyway!! First commission that got to it’s lovely new home was….

Gemma Whitby: Away With The Feathers

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I hope you liked it Gemma :)

And I hope the other two get to their homes safely too…. more to come….

Chloe out.

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2015

We popped along to the Glasgow Degree Show a few weeks ago.

I loved the jewellery show, but felt the fine arts were lacking in the strength that the previous years had shown…. maybe I’d just been spoilt with the Dundee and Edinburgh shows! There were of course exceptions, here are a few of my favourites from the show…..

Ruth Leslie

Kathleen Reilly

Karen Westland

Sophie Warringham

Ieva Mikutaite

Rachel Blair

Rebecca Gibson

Jude Hagan

Chloe out.

Zoo Nights/I’m A Tiger…. RAAAWWWRRRRRR!!!

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Edinburgh Zoo Nights is an adult-only event where you can enjoy street food in a relaxed atmosphere, wander round and see the animals in the early evening and enjoy some entertainment to start your Friday night. At this year’s events, you’ll get the chance to mingle with the dinosaurs after-hours. Explore the Zoo’s ‘Dinosaurs Return!’ exhibition – life-sized animatronic dinosaurs in their own lost world enclosure. Our Dinosaur Keepers will be on hand to answer any questions, we’ll have special talks by dinosaur experts, the chance to try out your palaeontology skills with fossil digs, and you will come across a few other dino-related surprises along the way.

Safe to say I was pretty excited by the time Friday came along!

1. I love the zoo!

2. There will be no kids about to spoil it………!

3. DINOSAURS!!!

It was a great night! Thanks Morven, my tiger friend, for a wonderful time :)

The only thing that sucked a little was the price! £20 was okay, but a little too much for the ticket… but I would have been okay with it if the food/drink wasn’t in the range of £6 for a box of noodles, £5 a drink!! Not cool zoo. However the face paint was definitely the best £5 I’ve ever spent!!! RAWRRRR! And seeing the animals at an unusual time was pretty cool… but a little disappointed the big cats were closed :( They’re my favourite :( But dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are cool. And zoo if you’re reading, you guys should have an adult-only day out at the zoo! We would be so down with that! Basically do what you do at the nights, but during the day with all the normal zoo stuff…. and no kids to get in the way! and booze! cocktails seem to go wonderfully with wandering around animals :)

Anyway…. enough rambling….. enjoy some photos!!!

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Kind of a t-rex selfie……..

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Not sure why I look so miserable?!!

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Ickle baby penguin!!! D’awwwwwwwww!!!

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Chloe out.

A Cat and A Star – My First Mosaic Classes

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Last week I popped along to another Meetup group. This time for a mosaic making class, run by the wonderful Eileen Robinson.
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It was a great wee class… perfect for beginners!
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We made two small coasters… but mine are not so flat! so I’ll save the wine glasses by keeping them purely decorative!
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So proud of my fabulous cat!!
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What do you think of my cut up creations?!
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Thanks Eileen! If you do any classes in the future, count me in!
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Chloe out.