Author Archives: Nicola

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

Could anything be as Rare as outdoors performance art in the height of an Aberdonian winter?! I remember it was cold watching the performance play out, it must have been even colder for the performer… although the tights may have helped!




And for this weeks photo challenge ‘Fun‘, here’s something a bit different! Try and spot the odd one out!


Hint… he’s alive!!

Seasons within Seasons!

The use of the word ‘season‘ in Scotland can conjure up a variety of different feelings. Quite often I feel that there are too many seasons in one day – switching from bright and cold, to cloudy, to windy, ending with a hint of snow! It also seems as though there are no seasons at all, just the same weather all year round with a very slight increase or decrease in temperature. Nothing more, nothing less.

However seasons in Scotland can be a lot of fun – you never quite know what you’re going to get! With this in mind, I’d like to share a few images taken in Scotland from the ‘winter season’ (in this case, November to February) from the past few years. These give a stunning example of why Scotland’s changing weather patterns should be worthy of note!







It’s Been a While…

…a very long while indeed since I’ve practiced my life drawing skills. Somewhere in the region of ten years perhaps? Yikes! However, I’m determined to get myself back into art practice mode and what better way to accomplish this than to throw myself into the deep end!

Luckily for me, there’s a brand spanking new gallery/studio/cafe not too far from where I live that runs a series of life drawing classes – Fire Station Creative. A two hour life drawing class every week seemed a very petrifying reality only the other week. Needless to say, I was more than a little tense, which of course came through in the drawings! However, the drawing itself became very theraputic in a way and by the following week I felt as though I was beginning to find my feet again.

I’m now really looking forward to my next few classes. The classes themselves provide the opportunity for a variety of learners at all ages and stages (including veterans such as myself!) to develop their skill in an informal environment. With a bit of luck, I’ll get my skills sharpened up in no time!