Some Floral Inspiration

I am currently looking into floral motifs and designs for my wallpaper and interiors collection that will be showcased at my degree show this may. I began by drawing and painting some designs and flowers in watercolour. I have been inspired by the work of Scottish painter and printmaker Dame Elizabeth Blackadder.  Elizabeths florals are fresh in colour and maintain a delicate and whimsical feel. Her drawings are detailed and convey beautiful combinations and arrangements of florals. Here are some of my favourite prints,

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Pure Dead Brilliant Scottish Words

Drinking out of my “glaikit” mug I decided to do a post on funny Scottish words. To make the explanation more profound I have decided to combine these words with images of cats explaining the meaning. I have chosen cats because they seem to have amazing facial expressions and they make me laugh. Enjoy…

Glaikit

This is usually an insult, my friend gave me my mug and said it reminded her of me. Thanks for that. “Glaikit” is usually an adjective used to describe some one who looks vacant, stupid, idiotic or like a fool.

Crabbit 

This means miserable, grumpy, moody, angry, snappy.

Chuffed

Means happy, over joyed, proud, pleased with yourself.

Skiver

This is a reference to a person, meaning they are lazy, not pulling their weight, work shy, slacker.

Blether

Means, chit-chat, talking, gossiping, someone who talks a lot would be “a blether”.

Steamin

Drunk, intoxicated, wasted, smashed, basically had too much alcohol.

Numpty

This phrase is usually used to describe someone who has done something stupid, idiotic, demonstrates lack of knowledge. Or an absent-minded or unwise person.

Scrap

scrap means a fight, brawl, physical fight.

Greetin

To be upset, cry, become emotional.

Gallus

This means proud, confident, cocky, arrogant, smug.

Mawkit

Unwashed, dirty, filthy, unclean,greasy, icky, unkept.