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SummerRead MoreJune 18, 2016


One never knows what a new day will bring. Here are some pictures from the week's outdoor adventures in the flowers of summer...

Rainbow in the cloudsRead MoreJune 18, 2016

In a week that has been more troubled than most, here is a wonderful message from Maya Angelou.

Why I live in ShetlandRead MoreJune 11, 2016


Over the years, 15 to be exact, that I have lived in Shetland, people have often asked why I live here. I guess to almost all people it appears remote and isolated, rural and somewhat of a backwater. Here are some very good reasons to live on the island of Yell.

Summer visitorsRead MoreMay 21, 2016

We like visitors. This week we have had some very interesting people in the studio.

Beads, beads, beadsRead MoreApril 27, 2016


I would not have expected to find beadwork of such stunning quality in Greenland of all places...

It is Scandinavia time!Read MoreApril 9, 2016


The excitement in the studio is mounting. Scandinavia and even further is beckoning...

Wall hanging from ZimbabweRead MoreApril 2, 2016


If you have been to the studio you may have seen our wall hanging by Cornelia Nemungando of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Arts in care centresRead MoreApril 2, 2016

An opportunity to deliver workshops in care centres and social care settings in Shetland has come up. If you think you may be interested, take a look...

A mistake... or twoRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Well, we are not infallible, you will be pleased to hear. Last week I made two mistakes in the blog...

Shetland in the stormRead MoreJanuary 30, 2016

If you live in the UK (and possibly even if you don't) you will know that the islands got the full force of Storm Gertrude this week.