Friday, 25 April 2014
Time to dance amidst a flurry of confetti! It's officially wedding season...
The first one of the year, for me, was extra special. Just a few days ago, my son and his wife exchanged vows on the harbour at Cellardyke, surrounded by friends, with vintage bunting fluttering on the washing lines! Afterwards, we headed to the local hall in nearby Anstruther for a traditional ceilidh. It was the perfect seaside wedding - simple, genuine, beautiful, laid-back and fun.
If you want to bring a seaside theme to your wedding day - or wedding gift - check out my sea pottery heart collection, which is featured on wall art, stationery, coasters, cups and ceramics.
As you can see, I also love creating ceramic art featuring all kinds of coastal themes...
As an extra special momento of the big day, give the happy couple a truly bespoke, hand-painted gift! In my studio - Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish - I create exclusive, one-off, ceramic pieces to reflect the personalities and passions of the bride and groom!
Here's one of my favourite wedding creations - with a cute VW campervan and a church by the water, this could easily be another idyllic seaside celebration...
Finally, if you're thinking of having a seaside themed wedding, don't miss 'A Vintage Twist...On A Seaside Wedding', written by our friends over at The Vintage Wedding Show, who helped us source the lovely vintage bunting for my son's big day! Here's a peek at their inspiration board...
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Over the moon!!! This sums up how I felt when I received a space in the Pittenweem Community Allotment. It was Monday...and a blooming wonderful start to the week!
To forget how to dig the earth
and tend the soil is to forget ourselves
Back on the Isle of Mull, many moons ago, growing my own vegetables was part of everyday life and it's a practice I've been eager to revive here on the east coast...if only I had a space.
So, as soon as it was confirmed, I wrapped up, pulled on my boots and marched along to the allotment, to savour the sight and smell of beautifully turned over earth, the tranquility of birds twittering in the trees, the little shed that will become home to tools, seeds, gardening gloves, a little flask of tea, maybe some biscuits...
This will be a big project for 2014! It will be a relaxing, invigorating 'time out' and no doubt, the images of roots, shoots and allotment gardens bursting into life will find their way into my art back at the studio too.
Meanwhile, the seeds of inspiration have already been sown, ideas are taking root....
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
What are you doing for Easter? If you love an intoxicating combination of salty sea air, watching working fisherman bring in the catch, quaint little wynds, beautiful walks along our coastal paths, a relaxed village vibe and an outstanding selection of art, there's no better place to be than Pittenweem!
Don't miss the Pittenweem Artists & Galleries Weekend from 18th to 21st April, brought to you by the team behind The Pittenweem Arts Festival.
We'll be ready to welcome you at our Funky Scottish boutique on the High Street, Pittenweem!