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


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....


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!