Wednesday, 21 October 2009

New tunes

Thought I would share some new tunes that I am into at the moment.

First is Alexi Murdoch. Born in London, brought up in Scotland, but now lives in California....such a gorgeous voice to listen too. He really came to my attention when i went to the movies to see 'Away We Go' by Sam Mendes who uses Alexi Murdoch's tunes throughout the movie. I thought it made the movie and I highly recommend it. You can listen to some of his songs on his MySpace page and I urge you to listen to 'Orange Sky' and 'All of My Days'.

The next artist to catch my attention is Regina Spektor. I just heard her on the radio one day and fell in love. You can either listen to some of her tunes on her MySpace page or here is a couple of my favourites of hers from YouTube. Happy listening x

Monday, 19 October 2009

Drum roll please....

...and the winner is...... Kelly Ann. Hooray! Well done you. My lovely assistant drew the name out of the bunch. Snow White always scared me...along with Pinocchio. I'm much more a Aladdin or Little Mermaid kinda girl and Singing in the Rain is definitely way up there in my top 5 movies of all time.
Thank you to everyone who entered. I promise I'll have another giveaway soon.

Here's a sneaky peak of something new that I plan on adding to my shop soon. I'm now off to watch Masterchef the Professionals....Happy Monday x

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Happy days on the East coast

Just spent the last three days enjoying clear blue skies and chilly climes on the East coast of Scotland visiting my Mother-in-Law in Forfar. We went for a couple of lovely long walks out in the countryside and I had so much fresh air I was going to bed early every night!

On Thursday we all went for a two hour walk around Brechin (not so clear skies but very mild). Grace did a grand job and only really complained about being a bit tired and hungry towards the end, but a story of Cinderella told by mum kept her going!

On Friday we went out for lunch (which took FOREVER to be served to us!) then went for a walk along to the Reekie Linn waterfall. The walk to the waterfall is a very narrow path with a 120ft drop down to the water! So daddy had a tight hold of Grace there and back. Such a lovely walk and such a wonderful view.

PS. This post is dedicated to my fantastic sister whose birthday it is today....happy birthday sis xxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

I have a bad feeling about this!

Well when I was growing up, from about the age of 6/7 years old I watched Star Wars every day without fail.
That is until we got rid of our Betamax Video player and switched to VHS (a very sad day)...then no more Star Wars until it was on the TV again and I recorded it once more! I was born in 1977 (vintage year). The same year Elvis died, Apple Computer, Inc. becomes Incorporated, The Queens Silver Jubilee AND Star Wars was released. I grew up in California and my mum and dad took me to see it when I was only months old and I slept all the way through it (and I think I peed all over my mum!), but I can say I was there and saw it on the big screen.
Every so often I pull out my DVDs and put them on in the background wondering if Grace will take a shine to them too, but she's too much of a girlie girl. I guess it takes time to appreciate the finer things in life.

Remember to tell me what your favourite film was when you were growing up in my previous post to be in with a chance to win a pair of my camel brown fingerless gloves....can't wait to hear every one's choices. x

Monday, 12 October 2009

Pick yourself up....

....dust yourself down, start all over again.
Pure dance heaven but only watch if you have a spare 7 minutes!

Sorry I've been out of action for so long. Since being made redundant I have no idea
where my time has gone to. Grace has been busy at school and I have been trying to finish some paintings. I have finished one of my commissions and have started two new paintings for the gallery I used to work in for their Christmas exhibition in their Edinburgh gallery. Very exciting.

Here is the commission I have finished of Richmond Bridge in London.

To celebrate my coming back to blogland I am going to have a blog giveaway of a pair of my best selling fingerless gloves.

To win a pair of these beauties all you need to do is tell me what your favourite movie was when you were wee kiddie? I will draw the winners name out of a hat on Monday 19th October (7pm GM time). I'll tell you my favourite film tomorrow. Hope everyone is well and can't wait to be in touch with everyone again. L x