Shadow Song

This is a 8 page A5 black and white comic drawn with brush pen, fine liner and a white Posca marker. It was inspired by a walk that took me past the closed Forth Park Hospital in Kirkcaldy, and a mountain goats song. It's about loss, ownership, and the spaces of our dreamscape. A very... Continue Reading →

Art and Emotion with Young People, Kanvas Art Club

As part of Rough Draft, I co-run a young people's art club at a coffee shop in Kirkcaldy. The session before we had focused on still life drawing, and observing what was in front of us. So for this session I wanted to focus on communicating things that we couldn't see. For the starter activity,... Continue Reading →

Kirkcaldy Selkies Tote Bag

Abi and I decided to facilitate a screen print your own tote activity at a day-long community event in Kirkcaldy where we would be running the Kanvas Art Club Corner. I decided to come up with a design based around our new home of Kirkcaldy, on the Fife coast. One of the joys of living... Continue Reading →

Risoprinting Workshop at Mutual Press

In a departure from usual, this time I was attending a workshop rather than facilitating one! As part of Edinburgh Zine Library, I set up a workshop with Mutual Press, at the Mutual Co-op, for members to learn more about risoprinting. It's something we are often asked about in our zine workshops, and people often... Continue Reading →

Risographed Posters

My partner and I are getting married (well, civil partner-ed) in September. Instead of wedding gifts we are asking for contributions towards our next cycle tour, but we feel weird about friends and family handing us money. So we came up with the idea of a pay-what-you-want Merch table, with the merch doubling up as... Continue Reading →

Young People’s Workshops Part II

Finally, my slightly delayed reflections and resources from the second workshop the Zine Library ran at Edinburgh Central Library over the summer holidays. The second workshop we ran was advertised with an older age bracket – 13-18 year olds. Whilst in the first workshop we focused on fanzines, for this workshop we wanted to introduce... Continue Reading →

Young People’s Workshops – Part One

We were invited to run workshops for young people at the Edinburgh Central Library over the school holidays. We’re always keen to try new things, and the central library has enabled the zine library to exist as it does, so we were very happy to. The library set up two 2hr workshops – 2pm-4pm, with... Continue Reading →

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