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SANDRA'S BLOG — bird art

Why do you do black and white paintings of birds using silhouettes?

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I'm often asked why I paint black and white.  This blog tells you how this came about.

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Speaking to Sandra about how the business side of being an artist came about.

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  So, Sandra, how did your business come about? Since 2010 I have sold my original paintings of birds through art galleries across the UK and online to the USA but I was aware that many people couldn’t afford original art and if I want to get my work out to others then I needed to find another medium.  Around this time I was approached by Edinburgh Arts who wanted to publish my work as artist prints and greeting cards.  This fitted my desire to bringing my work to a wider audience. More people can afford a print than an...

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Did you study art at school?

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Sandra Vick, former Health Economics Lecturer, talks about her path to being a freelance artist.  She tells us how important it is to pursue our dreams and do what we love even if it's not the career we initially end up in.

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Woodland Trust Plant a Tree day

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Catch a falling leaf and put it in your pocket... The more trees there are, the more falling leaves, the greater chance of catching one!

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Furoshiki wrapping - espresso cup

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I have been so excited to discover the art of furoshiki wrapping. It is a beautiful way to wrap gifts using fabric that can be re-used.  I straight away wondered if our tea-towels could be used for it as then it would be a useful wrap too.  So I've been playing around with the idea and will be showing you ideas for wrapping each of our products in one of our teatowels - there are lots of different ways to do furoshiki wraps and each is suitable for a different size or shape.  This week we are doing the wrapping...

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