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January Sketch a Day Update

Well I’m on the home stretch on this project now – there will be just one more update. I have 3 more days in January and 7 more sketches to draw! Hmmm, something went wrong somewhere didn’t it?!

Here’s are the latest sketches, and now I’m off to catch up on the rest…..

Pencil sketches. graphite pencil drawings of dogs, cats and chickens by Laura Williams At North Highlands Art

North Highlands Art Sketch a Day challenge. Days 19 – 24

New! North Highlands Moos Valentines Cards

I have now finalised and listed my Valentines cards featuring the loved up North Highlands Moos. They are here to help you declare your love in the traditional way with a beautiful quote, or for those who don’t really do the lovey dovey smoochy stuff, you can compare your loved one to popular food and drink instead! Haggis and Whiskey anyone?? (Non Scottish alternatives available with your own personalisation!)

The Highland Cows were painted by me using watercolour pencils and a fine liner pen and are digitally reproduced using archival inks on to artist’s digital watercolour paper. The cards are handmade by me and personalisation is available on all four options I’ve listed. They are available for purchase from my Etsy shop in the North Highland Moos section.

The North Highlands Moos present handmade and personalised Valentines Cards

The North Highlands Moos present handmade and personalised Valentines Cards

Daily Sketch Challenge: Day 13 – 18

Here is the latest update on the January Sketch a Day Challenge, from days 13 – 18, which is as far as I’ve got – don’t worry, I’m going to catch up though! Come back for a look in a couple of days to see the reason I’ve got behind!

Animal pencil sketches. Canine and Equestrian Art. Pencil drawings of dogs, horses and sheep.

January Sketch a Day. Days 13 – 18.

9 Reasons to shop in Scotland for Valentines Day

Have you noticed that it is less than a month to Valentines Day (I am busy working away on some Highland Cow cards for the occasion!)

So to make you life easier I have collected together some beautiful Valentines gift ideas for you to drop hints about to your other half! They are all handmade, so you are guaranteed a unique product and I’ve covered jewellery, home décor, even food, so there’s something for you all. They are all from Scotland based Etsy sellers, and some have a Scottish twist.

(Details of each item and a link to the relevant shop is below the photo. Clicking the photo will take you to Etsy)

Valentines Gift Guide: Made in Scotland

Valentines Gift Guide: Made in Scotland

(Clockwise from top right) Silver Heart Amethyst Pendant, £59.50, from D’ Ag designs (Paisley) | Silver Rune Ring, £40.00, from Blue Kitty Creations (Dumfries) | ‘With all my love’ Horseshoe, £20.95, from Wee Horse Shoe Company (Glasgow) | Salt Pig with Red Heart, £14.00, from Loch Broom Pottery (Ullapool) | Shabby Chic Mosaic Heart, £6.00, from Carol Capaldi Crafts (Edinburgh) | Butterfly Lavender Heart, £20.00, from Agnes and Cora (Dunfermline) | Wooden Elephant with Heart, £5.00 – £6.00 dependant on size, from Wood Metamorphosis (Glasgow) | Chocolate cream Love Heart shortbread biscuits, £6.20 for 5, from Lynda Jane Cakes (Glasgow) | Harris Tweed mobile phone cover, £18 – £22 dependant on phone model, from Loobie and Boo (Braemar)

January Daily Sketch Challenge: Update, Days 6 – 12.

I am thoroughly enjoying my Daily Sketch Challenge and it would seem my ‘fans’ on my Facebook and Twitter do as well. I have had lots of lovely photographs submitted and now have enough for the whole of January and some!

I am also really pleased that people are liking their sketches enough to buy them. When I started this I had visions of ending January with 31 sketches lying about umm, I mean stored neatly in a safe place!!

Here are the last week’s sketches, from Day 6 through to Day 12.

North Highlands Art Sketch A Day challenge. 31 days of pencil sketches. Equestrian Art

Sketch a Day Challenge. January 2015. Days 6 – 12