So I’ve been having some fun the last few days working on something a bit different – brooches! I bought a couple of sheets of acrylic and some silver brooch backs, and I’ve made some things. These ones are based on some dog illustrations I’ve done in the past:


Sleeping Red Dog


Happy Corgi


Blue Schnauzer


Dalmatian (he’s not on Etsy yet because I’m wearing him! I’ll make more maybe)



They’re fun to make if nothing else! I’m going to try my hand at some painted wooden badges next, so watch this space!

(P.S. if anyone would like me to make a breed of dog that they don’t see, let me know! I can work from a photograph if you want me to make one of your dog)

Dogs of Leith

When you walk a dog every day you get to recognise the canine citizens of your local area better than your human neighbours. I’ve been drawing some of the ones I see the most…

Old basset hound (it might not really be old, but basset hounds always kind of act old):



Ferocious bichon frise on the corner of the street – obviously thinks he’s more intimidating than he actually is:


I assume these things are dogs… they don’t seem to have any external features apart from lots of wiry hair:


Happy German Shepherd (may or may not be called ‘Ian’):


Dog, or possibly goat, from Leith Walk:leithdogbeddieweb

Daisy’s nemesis, a happy staffy – it hates her and she hates it:leithdogstaffyweb

Strangely enormous pug:


Big scary wolf:

I have no idea what the owners of the dogs around here look like – I only remember dogs! Unless the people are really weird, then I’ll remember.