I finished Falling from Trees (that sounds a bit strange!) on Monday. Having completed documentation and scans, today is its big day - off to be framed at Wildgrass Studio.
It makes me feel as though I have really achieved something when it gets to this stage. Dave and Gillian Hunt who run the studio are both photographers, and they make it a really relaxed, laid-back experience. The studio is bright and airy with a warm atmosphere, and there is a lot of interesting work by them and other fascinating bits and pieces to look at. All this is very welcome, as I become inexplicably filled with trepidation at the prospect of something which has been so much a part of my life going out into the world on its own. Silly, I know, but after the discussion about how Falling from Trees is to be presented I can't help smoothing it down for the last time. From now on, it will be safely behind glass, only to be moved by experts if it has to be taken out.
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland