Sketches and Snippets — art

Look At The Kittens! Introducing Marco and Melba.

Julia Laing art digital design kittens ko-fi

Look At The Kittens! Introducing Marco and Melba.

What can I say about this...? It was supposed to be a lifestyle shot for the most recent print to be added to my Ko-fi shop, but as you can see, this little fluffy one has stolen the show! I’d really been missing having a cat around the house, and was lucky that I chose just the right time to call Lothian Cat Rescue; they had 10-week old kittens almost ready to go, although they stressed that they would not hold onto any kittens for us, and they would have to be checked over by the vet before they could be...

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Summer Garden Paintings

Julia Laing art inspired by nature my life painting

Summer Garden Paintings

Summer holidays are far too short. Hands up if you agree! It's been more important to me this year to get outside and spend time in the sun and fresh air. Feeling those warm rays on my bare arms and face has been sheer bliss after such a crappy year. At the end of spring, the long winter combined with lockdown had left me feeling pretty low and physically awful from spending far too much time indoors. I wondered what I could do that would put my health first and decided to spend July and August in the garden drawing...

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Shop Update - Patches and Pins, Mixed Media Art

Julia Laing art shop updates textile art

Shop Update  - Patches and Pins, Mixed Media Art

Yesterday I updated my shop with three paper patchwork pieces. They were made around May 2017 but this is the first time they've been available to buy. The starting point was a series of small prints and drawings based on dressmaking pins, which I decided to reuse as the basis for the paper patchwork pieces...

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2019

Julia Laing art exhibitions mixed media postcards

Twitter Art Exhibit 2019

Now in its 10th year the social media powered exhibition has raised approximately £50,000 for charities around the world. Each year at least 1000 artists worldwide sign up to donate a postcard sized artwork to be sold at the exhibition and then later online.

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