MONDAY : A foggy start to the week
TUESDAY : My work table, with the big magnifying glass; behind it as a string hanging system for small drawings I made this week
WEDNESDAY : My dad was a leading draughstman in Rosyth Dockyard, as well as running his own architectural business from home. I used to work in the office during school holidays as a teenager, drawing plans of North Sea oil-rig handrails (lots of cross-hatching!). I found a pile of unused old Dockyard issue notebooks in his study, and decided to use them.
The hydrangea around the corner, trooping its colours after the rain
THURSDAY : The first real deep frost of the year - ice pimps my ride!
FRIDAY: The car is feeling pretty fancy with its amazing frost patterns
SATURDAY : B. Affairs of state can be wearisome
SUNDAY : Meg. That dog is guilty as hell! (my slipper)
MONDAY : No photo today, had a boring day clearing out my wardrobe while B was in Edinburgh.
TUESDAY : The offending tooth is removed following last week's course of antibiotics. <<<RELIEF!!>>> That's a stock photo - but the exact tooth I had removed.
WEDNESDAY : I did a swift clear-up of wet, dead leaves iris leaves and dead stalks in the front garden
THURSDAY : My work space is really getting going now, I knew it wouldn't stay tidy for long. It should improve once our own furniture arrives in the New Year (it should, but probably won't)
B pressure-hosed thick moss off the stonework in the back garden, revealing lovely old stones
FRIDAY : Off to Edinburgh to deliver work to the Open Eye Gallery; I have loved the wooden cutout friezes in Dunfermline Town railway station since early childhood
The carousel in the Christmas Market in Edinburgh is set up and being decorated in readiness for opening - you know Christmas is here once it starts!
Four drawings delivered to the gallery for their On a Small Scale exhibition, running until 23 December
SATURDAY : Dunfermline Town railway station again: aliens wondering where to buy tickets
SUNDAY : My Sunday job today. Back to reality after drawings and gallery visits: the mundane housework still has to be done, as well as everything else.
MONDAY : Starting work in my new workspace - it's really comfortable, and I feel good in it
TUESDAY : Massive dental abcess, swollen face - dentist visit, antibiotics prescribed.
The dental practice is the most beautiful building to visit - period carved cornices and ceiling roses are lovely to look from the chair
WEDNESDAY : The bandstand in the park
THURSDAY : First real frosty morning: the car looks like a mince pie!
FRIDAY : On my work table in the new space - little drawings underway
SATURDAY : Colours after the rain (Dunfermline, Scotland)
SUNDAY : Clearing all the leaf fall to preserve the grass (photo middle right - sorry it's out of order, it just looked better here in the collage).
Me feeling better after the antibiotics - mouth still crooked, though!
• Perthshire autumn, an ash tree burns with colour
• Hallowe'en!! I carved two pumpkins and put them in the window with ceramic pumpkin lanterns I made a few years ago. We had lots of trick-or-treaters call by!
• The new workspace is shaping up nicely
• Ditto (remember the peeling wallpaper?)
• Hairslide goals - vintage joy at apronmemories.com
• Austin Kleon shared his notebooks in this week's newsletter - great stuff! Please visit
• Fireworks night, and date night: we are privileged to have a great view of the annual public display in the Glen in Dunfermline - from my workspace window. B and I had a lovely date perched on my work table, B drinking a Scotch or two and I sipping bubbly.
• Oh no, sore paw: at the vet - an anxious Meg (rescued retired greyhound from Ireland) whines the place down
• On the scales at the vet. Like every other girl, she hates being weighed - but she is the perfect weight
Welcome to my blog, where I share what I have been doing during the week.
I have at last copied my nom-de-plume Binky McKee blog entries from here to their own blog, having given the illustration website an overhaul. Peace and tranquillity may resume here in the somewhat quieter nature of Heather Eliza's work, while Binky has her own rather more colourful Weekly. Please visit Binky McKee if you would like to visit!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
Binky McKee Website