Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Little Note From Our Love Bird...


Have you heard....?

After the post-festive chill of this long January, the month of love will soon be here to melt our hearts! 

It's the perfect time shake things up and show a whole lotta love with beautiful tokens of affection!

We adore hearts and romance at Funky Scottish, so watch this space for gorgeous gift ideas - we have a treasure trove of original art, ceramics, jewellery, homeware and accessories.

Also, see a selection of bespoke, hand-painted ceramics by our resident artist, Karen Edward, at www.funkyscottish.com.http://www.funkyscottish.com - a beautiful, original present for a lucky loved one!


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!  

Behold The Hour, The Boat Arrive - To A Funky Scottish Bard...


Behold the hour, the boat arrive;
Thou goest, the darling of my heart;
Sever'd from thee, can I survive,
But Fate has will'd and we must part.
I'll often greet the surging swell,
Yon distant Isle will often hail:
"E'en here I took the last farewell;
There, latest mark'd her vanish'd sail."
Along the solitary shore,
While flitting sea-fowl round me cry,
Across the rolling, dashing roar,
I'll westward turn my wistful eye:
"Happy thou Indian grove," I'll say,
"Where now my Nancy's path may be!
While thro' thy sweets she loves to stray,
O tell me, does she muse on me!"
Behold The Hour, The Boat Arrive - Robert Burns

This Sunday, we celebrate Burns Night, so it seemed fitting to share a poem by the famous Scottish bard! We love the sea-faring spirit of one of his romantic poems, 'Behold The Hour, The Boat Arrives'.

We've chosen this image of a coastal inspired hand-painted ceramic plate - created by
Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish - to compliment his words!

Now, we just need to add a hearty serving of haggis, neeps and tatties...

Happy Burns Night! 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!  


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Gone In A Flash! 10 Years of Marriage For Master Of The Racing Track...


Flash...Master of The Racing Track!

Scotland's very own Flash Gordon - aka British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden - has just gone  
speeding past another milestone...his 10th wedding anniversary. 

As a way to mark the occasion, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish was commissioned to create an original, bespoke hand-painted ceramic plate for the driver and his lovely wife Jillian.

As they say, time flies when you're having fun...

Happy Anniversary Gordon and Jillian,

Best wishes from team at Funky Scottish 
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, 9 January 2015

The New Face...


Have you seen our new, Funky Scottish look on Facebook for 2015?

If you're not yet a follower, please like our facebook page for a regular peek inside the artwork and world of our resident artist & owner, Karen Edward. 

We'll also keep you updated on our treasure trove of ceramics, paintings, jewellery, clothing, homewares, candles, luxurious toiletries and accessories in our studio-gallery-boutique by the seaside!

Find us on twitter and pinterest too....and visit us face-to-face on the high street in pretty Pittenweem!

xo

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Farewell 2014, Hello 2015...


As the festive season gets into full swing, it's almost time to welcome in a brand new year!!!

As we reflect on the past 12 months, we're feeling grateful for many highlights at Funky Scottish.

In particular, we celebrated A Funky Scottish Decade - 10 Years Of Iconic Collections By Karen Edward.

If you missed the series, you can see it here.

The features resulted in some lovely local news coverage...


We were also very excited to be featured in The Scottish Wedding Directory....


However,  through the seasons of the year, the best part of life and work at Funky Scottish is creating original art and bespoke commissions for you!


As always, THANK YOU so much for supporting and visiting our Funky Scottish studio-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem and for following our social media and regular blog, A Funky Scottish Life.

We'll be back in 2015....and hope to see you soon.  Indeed, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet....

Meanwhile, we send you our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hogmanay...

...and beyond!!!

With love, 

Karen & the team at Funky Scottish

xxx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Our Festive Top 6 - Stocking Fillers!


The festive holidays are getting into full swing this weekend!!! It's a final chance to catch our breath and choose a few last minute gifts for the stocking before the official celebrations begin...

Here are our Top 6 gorgeous little gifts in the Funky Scottish boutique on the high street in Pittenweem.

1  - seaside themed, port-hole inspired bracelet
2 -  flickering, festive candles
3 -  christmassy scented soap
4 -  bright, funky scarf
5 -  'sea pottery' themed stationery and mugs by Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish
6 -  soaring bird necklace (dove of peace)

So, choose something for a loved one...and when we say 'loved one' you're allowed to include yourself!

Hope to see you in Funky Scottish.

Meanwhile, enjoy the final countdown....

xo






Saturday, 13 December 2014

It's A Colourful Life! Funky (& Arty) Films For The Festives...


There are few lovelier ways to spend a quiet afternoon or evening in deepest winter, than curled up under a snuggly throw, with a big mug of something warming, candles lit, festive light sparkling, watching a great film.

If you've seen the Christmas classics one time too many, spark your imagination with something different.  The recent cinema release of 'Mr Turner' starring Timothy Spall -  a biopic about the famous painter J M W Turner - seems to have piqued our interest in films about great artists of the world. 



Yet, some of the lesser known films are really the best ones to see...

One of my absolute favourites is Seraphine, about a little-known but uncommonly brilliant painter. Frenchwoman Séraphine Louis (Moreau), aka Séraphine de Senlis, lived from 1864 to 1942. Though ostensibly a shepherdess and housekeeper whose chief duties involved cooking, cleaning, and ironing, in her off-hours Séraphine joyously turned to natural elements of the outdoor world, with which she felt a tremendous degree of emotional and spiritual communion.  Discover more here.

It would make a wonderful Christmas gift for an art lover!  Or, just rent it on Netflix.

And if you really want to brush up on your artists knowledge, there are plenty more to see, including  Lust For Life about Vincent Van Gogh, Frida about Frida Kahlo and The Agony & The Ecstacy about Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel. 

They're all featured in the Top 10 of IMD's Top 60 Movies About Painters/Artists!

Enjoy!