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New wooden postcards

Samples are coming, but which to put in the shop?

I’ve been so busy with weddings recently that my Edinburgh sketching has been pretty none existent. Although I have been working on these new designs for wooden postcards which I have just sent to have samples made from.

I love the feel of a wooden postcard, the strength and durability as well as the tactile nature of holding a piece of wood all appeals to me. And so I have been keen on adding to my current couple of cards I sell in town.

I have ordered a sample run of one of each design but need to narrow the list down from 8 to 4 as I need to buy in large numbers to make it profitable. I just can’t decide which ones to go with, which is your favourite?

A turret often passed

A beautiful corner building on the walk down to Dean Village.

I have often passed by this turreted house on the walk from the city centre into Dean Village and always thought it would make a lovely sketch.

I am usually on my way somewhere and so have taken photographs meaning to sketch later but always forgotten or have found something new (#shiny) and so had never got around to it, until now.

I am sure plenty of you will know this building too, from your weekend walks through the city and I have made this one into a print available in a couple of sizes via my Etsy shop. I mount and sign all my prints and also there is room on the back of the mount where I can add a hand written dedication if you wish.

Prints start at £24 and I currently still have the original ink and watercolour sketch, which when mounted measures roughly 20x25cm and is £65. Leave a message below if you would like it.

Sunbury Mews print to buy

Hawthornbank Lane in the beautiful Dean Village

es_wai261216This is the very pretty Dean Village which lies hidden away in the West End of Edinburgh. It’s a beautiful walk through narrow cobbled streets, idyllic wee cottages and peaceful walkways over the Water of Leith. And all just moments from the West End of Edinburgh’s city centre.

I often walk through the village on route from Edinburgh centre to the Modern Art Gallery and this takes me through Dean Village and past these beautiful houses on Hawthornbank Lane.

My sketch was made with ink and watercolour and drawn from a photo I took on one of those walks.

Modern Art Gallery website

Edinburghs West End