Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ovenstone Studios at The Pittenweem Arts Festival...

Janet Spens, Night Loch

If you're already mapping out your tour of the Pittenweem Arts Festival this weekend, one venue not to be missed (aside from our own of course!) is The Ovenstone Studios!

This year, the studios will showcase six eclectic, must-see exhibitors; Anne Barclay, Kare Goode, Scott Morris, Sarah Ryan, Janet Spens, and Susan Winton.

Just a short jaunt outside Pittenweem, the studios are open daily from 10am to 6pm. There's plenty of parking too!

As always, The Pittenweem Arts Festival is jam-packed with talent at countless studios and venues throughout the village...if you're pushed for time, it can be a challenge choosing who to visit!  So, make the most of seeing the work of so many artists under one roof!  Most exhibitors will be around to meet you too.

Get directions and discover more at Ovenstone Artists - Facebook.   Take a sneak preview of the work on artists on show...

Anne Barclay, Incoming Tide
Kare Goode

Scott Morris
Sarah Ryan - Cityscapes
Susan Winton, Incoming Tide - May Island

PS. Don't miss our  Funky Scottish studio, cafe and gallery on the high street in Pittenweem.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Create Your Own Culinary Art! It's Scotland's Year Of Food & Drink...


Did you know that 2015 is officially the Year Of Food and Drink in Scotland?

Celebrate by getting adventurous in the kitchen!

We love this little ensemble - an Indian chef's twist on local, East Neuk dressed crab from The Fisherman's Larder, beautifully presented on our own Funky Scottish ceramics!

See more on this recipe from chef Saransh Goila via our archives.

Meanwhile, we're feeling pretty adventurous ourselves at Funky Scottish...the essential ingredients for our own little cafe are all coming together! ;) xo

#TasteScotland

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pittenweem Arts Festival - 2015...


In just a few weeks, artists from around the world will once again be arriving on the shores of our little seaside village for the Pittenweem Arts Festival. 

Invited artists join our own talented local artists, as homes and studios around Pittenweem open their doors to welcome thousands of art lovers!

The festival will officially launch on Saturday 1st August and it runs until Sunday 9th August. 

Naturally, Funky Scottish is exciting to be taking part, once again!

Watch this space for all our happenings....

Meanwhile, discover more about the festival, exhibitions and events at www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/

Saturday, 4 July 2015

#LoveWins! Summer Of Love 2015...


This year may not be remembered for its sunshine, but look on the bright side...

...2015 has become the 21st century's summer of love! 

The symbolic use of rainbows and the hashtag #lovewins has been sweeping across social media in the past week.  This wave of celebration follows a Supreme Court ruling in America that supports the right of all couples - regardless of gender or sexual orientation - to marry in any state in America.

- Justice Kennedy, The Supreme Court

We're delighted to join in these celebrations here at Funky Scottish and hope this landmark decision will continue to create a positive impact across the globe! Love Wins. Eventually. Always. xo


About...

Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!   

Friday, 26 June 2015

Summertime Blues? Treat Yourself With Nature's No 1 Cure...


Ain't no cure for the summertime blues...?

In fact, there is. Flowers are nature's pick-me-up!

Gift yourself a bouquet today and arrange them in a gorgeous vase at the heart of your home!  Beautiful, bright flowers will fill your space with sunshine...

...they work like a charm! xo

ps. See our flower jugs in the Funky Scottish​ boutique or commission a bespoke vase by Karen Edward at www.funkyscottish.com


About...

Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!   

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gardens! Hot Toddys! Art! 3 Ways To Delight Your Dad On Father's Day...


Don't forget! It's Father's Day this Sunday (21st June).

So, we've come up with 3 creative ways to delight your dad....
  
Is your dad a green fingered gardener? Treat him to a day trip as part of the Scotland's Gardens event in the East Neuk. 11 fabulous gardens will be open right here in Pittenweem... including our community allotment! See more at Scotland's Gardens - Events.

Does he love to scrub up well? Give your dapper dad one of our luxurious soaps for men! We especially like the Hot Toddy.

Is your pa a lover of art? We do bespoke, hand-painted ceramics for special occasions + special people! Commission a piece by our resident artist, Karen Edward. Invite your dad to get involved in the creative process by sharing his greatest passions. Finally, Karen will paint them onto his very own Funky Scottish plate! See more at www.funkyscottish.com

Happy Fathers Day! xo

Saturday, 13 June 2015

The East Neuk - A Playground For Their Imagination...


Boat trips to the Isle of May, playing in swing parks by the seashore, investigating rock pools, dolphin spotting, paddling in the surf...

Isn't the East Neuk a wonderful playground for children? And what an exciting backdrop for their vibrant imaginations!

This bespoke plate by Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish celebrates both a little one's birthday AND a few of her favourite things, including, of course, the East Neuk!

See more and commission your own design at www.funkyscottish.com


Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!