Thursday, 10 April 2014

To Dig The Earth & Tend The Soil...

Over the moon!!! This sums up how I felt when I received a space in the Pittenweem Community Allotment.   It was Monday...and a blooming wonderful start to the week!

To forget how to dig the earth 
and tend the soil is to forget ourselves 
- Gandhi

Back on the Isle of Mull, many moons ago, growing my own vegetables was part of everyday life and it's a practice I've been eager to revive here on the east coast...if only I had a space.

So, as soon as it was confirmed, I wrapped up, pulled on my boots and marched along to the allotment, to savour the sight and smell of beautifully turned over earth, the tranquility of birds twittering in the trees, the little shed that will become home to tools, seeds, gardening gloves, a little flask of tea, maybe some biscuits...

This will be a big project for 2014! It will be a relaxing, invigorating 'time out' and no doubt, the images of roots, shoots and allotment gardens bursting into life will find their way into my art back at the studio too.

Meanwhile, the seeds of inspiration have already been sown, ideas are taking root....

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Date For Your Diary! Pittenweem Artists & Galleries Weekend - Spring 2014

What are you doing for Easter? If you love an intoxicating combination of salty sea air, watching working fisherman bring in the catch, quaint little wynds,  beautiful walks along our coastal paths, a relaxed village vibe and an outstanding selection of art, there's no better place to be than Pittenweem!

Don't miss the Pittenweem Artists & Galleries Weekend from 18th to 21st April, brought to you by the team behind The Pittenweem Arts Festival.

We'll be ready to welcome you at our Funky Scottish boutique on the High Street, Pittenweem!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Fabulous Mum? She Deserves A Funky Gift...

Is your mum fabulous and kinda' funky? 

If the answer's yes, treat her to a Funky Scottish gift this Mothers Day!

We have it covered with pampering goodies, scented candles, pretty jewellery, elegant clothes, bold homewares, inspiring stationery and of course, one-off and bespoke ceramic pieces by our resident artist,
Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish.

Our hand-picked gifts are available at our high street boutique, in Pittenweem.

If you'd like to find out more about our bespoke ceramics, go to our website at

Happy Mothers Day!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A Creative Surge! Sneak Peek In The Studio...

It's fair to say that creativity has a natural ebb and flow. After what may seem like an eternity of nothing much happening,  it's exciting to feel the energy of new projects gaining momentum! This year, I've been drawn to doing lots of painting and increasingly, I've been tucked away in my studio.  So, this blog is a great place to share recent work with you! The paintings above are a few ideas, works in progress, experiments and happily, a sign that right now, I'm in the flow...

Karen x

View more work by Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish over at her website,

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Foxy Lady & Friends....

Our latest collection of colourful, quirky scarves - foxes, dragonflies, sculls, moustaches  - are now available in the Funky Scottish boutique.  These long, light scarves are perfect for adding an extra layer on days when a big coat is too hot and a little jacket or cardigan is too cool!  They're also a fabulous cover up for travelling on chilly trains and planes.  Check out more of our favourite scarf looks via Pinterest.  Meanwhile, visit us at Funky Scottish to create your own chic, spring style....

Friday, 7 March 2014

The Maldives, New York, Capri...Pittenweem!

 "Pittenweem is know for its fishing - 
harbourside parking is "reserved for fisherman's vehicles".  
But the village's other speciality is art...
expect to find some gems".
- Conde Naste Traveller

How exciting! Our beautiful village has been featured in the tres chic magazine, Conde Naste Traveller.  It's great to see a special mention for the artistic community and of course, our annual Pittenweem Arts Festival too!  If you haven't been to the area before, this article will give you a hand-held guide to the the very best of the East Neuk, alongside more highlights around Fife.  We're so pleased to see such a bright light shining on our hidden gems...
So, whether you're a lucky local or living further afield, it's clear that during the upcoming Easter Holidays...Pittenweem is the place to be!

If you do visit, remember to pop into Funky Scottish to say hello!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Springtime Flourish...

This Saturday, 1st March, is officially the first day of springtime!  Celebrate by filling a colourful vase or jug with your favourite flowers!  This gorgeous jug is from a hand-painted collection by Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish - we have more in the boutique. Alternatively, get in touch and ask for a commission.  Either way, its time to enjoy the first flourish of the new season...