Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The talent of the person beside you

I wee while ago i was involved in an exhibition with Moray Art Centre. The exhibition was for volunteers to show their work in a group show. It was a great experience to work with some new people in the creative world and help out a bit.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Today is the start...

Today i am going in to my studio and i am going to make a painting! no matter what it is i am going to make some thing with paint! If i don;t i am going out and finding a full time job!

some guys tattoo

Saw this on a tattoo website and totally fell in love with the poem. Not posting his tattoo because it was horrendous but this i lovely!

“odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.”

it means, “i hate” and “i love” in latin. from the most beautiful latin poem ever.

“i hate and i love. why do i do this, you might ask?
i know not, but i feel that it happens and i am tortured for it.”

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Breathe Me

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Re-decorated Cairn.

As part of the Retrace exhibition in Ullapool. I created a cairn made up of decorated pebbles for a trail around the village. This was then placed on the shore of Loch Broom off West Shore Street to view.

I realised that by making this a piece of work that people could interact with meant that it would not last that long in its intended place. I liked the idea of leaving the pebbles on the beach for people to do with as the please. A week after i installed the cairn it had all but gone from the beach.

Retrace: Graduate Show. An Talla Solais, Ullapool

Five recently graduated artists return to Ullapool to present an unmissable exhibition of collaborative and individual work. Tiffany Bottomley, Christine Morrison, Mary Somerville, Matt Stockl and Rhiannon Van Muysen first came together in 2006 during the portfolio course at Bridge House Art before dispersing to begin degree courses at Scotland's three main Art Schools. The diversity of the exhibiting artists work will offer a glimpse at the wide range of specialisation offered in Scotland's contemporary arts institutions and will include stop motion animation, installation, painting, printmaking and illustration.

Tiffany Bottomley, B.A. (hons.) Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art,
Christine Morrison, B.A. (hons.) Intermedia Art, Edinburgh College of Art, (currently; M.F.A. Art, Space and Nature, Edinburgh College of Art)
Mary Somerville, B.A. (hons.) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,
Matt Stockl, B.A. (hons.) Illustration, Edinburgh College of Art,
Rhiannon Van Muysen, B.A. (hons.) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

During the opening we had a trail of collaborative videos, projections and installations as a one off event.

Monday, 18 April 2011


A review of the opening night of Retrace. An exhibition i am in i An Talla Solais, Ullapool.


Friday, 25 March 2011


You are invited to the opening of Retrace on the 16th of April 2011
An Talla solais Ullapool Visual Arts

Tiffany Bottomley, Christine Morrison, Mary Somerville, Matt Stockl, Rhiannon Van Muysen Five recently graduated artists return to Ullapool to present an exhibition of collaborative and individual work: stop motion animation, installation, painting, printmaking and illustration.

opening 7-9pm at an talla solais - with outdoor highlights around the village

The exhibition will run from the 17th of April till the 8th of May 2011
Open every day 2-5PM FREE entry

an talla solais
Market Street
Ullapool (Next to the Village Hall

01854 612310

With thanks to Ceilidh PLace Ullapool official sponsor

an talla solais charity no. SCO40348

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Invershneckie (it's the fuckeen business)

I wish I was the genius who came up wth this. This is for every one from Inverness and all my pals who aren't and who don't understand why i hate the accent!

Invershneckie (it's the fuckeen business) by thestevekelly


Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Tuesday 8th of February 2011

So far new years resolutions aren't going so well. I have not had a drop of alcohol for almost 2 weeks now and I feel good for that. Since November i have lost almost a stone but i don't really know why, probably from cutting back on the booze and that has made me feel really good too. Haven't saved any money for my travels yet but when i get a new job that will start. Fingers crossed.

And now to the two resolutions i really wanted to keep. 1 Being more creative and 2 Playing guitar again. I just seem to have lost any urge to do anything creative. I used to constantly have ideas and want to make and now even listening to music annoys me. I want my old self back. When creativity and music and fun would make me so happy. I would be gagging to go out and stay out all night and now i'm usually home before 2. Hmmmm! What has gone wrong? What has changed?

I think living in Glasgow hasn't helped! This is the place i came to get away from Inverness and it just didn't seem to work out that way so as of friday i don't live here any more as i am relocating back to Inverness. Mainly to save up some money but also because staying in Glasgow is reminding me that i'm not doing what i want to do. Not doing what makes me happy. So... once i get back to INverness, after sorting out all the SHITE i have accumulated living in Glasgow i can go back with a clear head and have a new start.

So maybe as of Friday 11th of February 2011 can be my new New Years and I can start my resolutions properly.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


WELL... its 2011 all of a sudden. Where the hell did 2010 go!

I have decided that this year is going to be a good year! The passed 3 years have been pretty crappy to say the least and i want to have fun again!

First things first. New years resolutions. And yes i do mean resolutions. I have a few!

1. Loose weight, healthily.
2. Drink less alcohol.
3. Be a better friend, keep in touch with good friends more.
4. Play guitar more. Once appon a time i was quite good.
5. Save up for USA trip. £6000ish
6. Do more creative things. Paint, sew... etc.
7. Plan ahead more.

I feel more possitive about life and its only the 4th so hopfully this will stick about and by next year i'll be a happy traveller in the USA.

I have a really good feeling about this year! :)

Things i already have planned.
Visit to Ullapool -January22nd
Moving home-end January
Ray Lamontage concert- February 28th
London Trip -April
Mamma Mia -April 2nd
Ullapool Exhibition - April
Trio to Wales -May
Glee Concert- June23rd

Lots to do and think about!