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The now traditional holiday sketch diary, although this year it’s more diary than sketches.  For previous holiday sketch diaries see:  Summer Holiday 2010, Sunday Sketchblog #117, Sunday Sketchblog #137, Sunday Sketchblog #138, Sunday Sketchblog #144, and Sunday Sketchblog #151.

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Today we arrived back in London after our annual jaunt to Scotland. Here are the postcards I painted in Orkney, plus one special one from Yorkshire.


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Way back in the mists of time* I shared some work in progress photos of my Tunnock’s Teacake project.  I did actually get round to making some notecards, and I was even organised enough to put them in my Etsy shop.  What I didn’t manage to do was to mention that on here.  How, I ask myself, am I supposed to sell things if I never remember to advertise?

So here they are, looking scrumptious.  Go, buy some cards!

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I’ve been wanting to try this for quite some time, and it was worth the wait. It’s quite the most unusual gin I’ve ever tasted. The flavour is clean but complex: fresh, but with a distinct taste that is slightly… stony. It makes me think of pebbly shores. The mouth-feel is what’s so unique about this gin: it leaves a very soft, rounded, viscous sensation on the tongue. Most peculiar, but very lovely!

My tasting notes for Isle of Harris gin.  I’d been dying to try it for some time and it really was worth the wait!  In addition the bottle is simply stunning – I couldn’t stop taking photos of it, and then I decided to paint it.  Both paintings turned out beautifully, I’m really pleased with them.

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I’ve not really painted anything for a while, unless you count my holiday sketchbook, but this week I got back into the saddle by starting an open-ended series of miniatures.

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I’ve completed four so far, and they’re now in my Etsy shop.

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I got back from my summer holiday a week ago, and as is now traditional I’d like to share my holiday sketch diary.  For previous holiday sketch diaries see:  Summer Holiday 2010, Sunday Sketchblog #117, Sunday Sketchblog #137, Sunday Sketchblog #138, and Sunday Sketchblog #144.

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Back to Glasgow for some more gorgeous murals.  My favourite out of this batch is the worm – you can just see the bricks beneath the paintwork, to give you an idea of how big it is!

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