Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Spring Is In The Air...



Yes, we have it on good authority from the met office that this Sunday 1st March is officially the first day of spring.

So, celebrate with a big jug of flowers!!! Here's one we made earlier...


What's your favourite way to celebrate springtime?

We also love...

sowing the seeds of exciting new projects
getting ready to plant a garden
looking forward to the puffins returning to the Isle of May!

See more from Karen Edward, our resident Funky Scottish artist at our little studio-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem and at www.funkyscottish.com
 
xo

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Secrets Of A Funky Scottish Life: Capturing the Creative Spark...


The #1 secret to capturing the creative spark is...


...stepping away from the studio!


It may be where you write, paint, cook or craft your art, but the experiences that ignite your imagination often happen away from your creative workplace.

You may find everyday inspiration...

  • enjoying quality time-out with loved ones
  • going to your favourite place in nature (do it often!)
  • cultivating a kitchen garden
  • sitting in a cafe and watching the world spin around you
Take pleasure in the details of life! It will help you see - and create - the bigger picture!

See the work of our resident artist, 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!  

Friday, 13 February 2015

Putting A Little Heart Into It...


The pretty little heart symbol is everywhere right now! Yes, it's Valentines Day tomorrow, a special time for celebrating hearts and romance.

More importantly though, we believe in putting your heart into life...
..any moment, every day, any reason, every season!

Whether it's starting a creative project, feathering your nest, getting dressing, relaxing alone, socialising with friends or choosing a gift for a loved one...give your passion to everything you do! 

Happy Valentines! 

xxxxx

S.W.A.L.K

PS.  As always, never forget to include one VIP  in your list of loved ones...YOU! xo

 



Thursday, 5 February 2015

A Funky Scottish February in the East Neuk...


We love...

  • brisk and bracing walks
  • curling up under cosy blankets
  • fishing boats rocking in the harbours
  • wavy washing lines
  • candles flickering in the evening
  • fish and chips for supper
  • big waves and blustery skies

Happy February!


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!  

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!