Scribbles and Snippets

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In this blog I you can find out what's going on in my studio and where to see my work exhibited.

Rescue Exhibition

ExhibitionsPosted by Angela Heidemann Wed, November 02, 2011 20:23

18:30 - 21:30

FRAMED EDINBURGH FRAMED EDINBURGH are delighted to invite you to the launch of Rescue, an exhibition centred on animals for animals with all proceeds going to The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, has been aiding animals in need since 1883. Since its establishment, the charity has prided itself on taking in hundreds of stray and unwanted dogs and cats every year as well as returning lost animals to their rightful owners. Featuring artists such as Diane Dawson, Sue Black and Angela Heidemann, Rescue is designed to raise much needed funds for the EDCH's exemplary work.

The launch party will feature live performances and entertainment, an auction of selected pieces and a drinks reception

Join us on the 4th of November from 18:30 - 21:30 for an evening of entertainment and art all in the name of charity.

The exhbition will be open to the public 4 - 16 November 2011

POS group exhibition

ExhibitionsPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 22:55
Perthshire Open Studios is holding a group exhibition featuring representative pieces of most artists involved. So if you find it difficult to decide whose studios to visit, this showcase exhibition is for you! I've entered my latest big mixed media drawing 'No chicken' (see previousl blog entry).

Here's where to go:
The Bield at Blackruthven, Blackruthven House, Tibbermore PH1 1PY
Tel: 01738 583238 / 07598 141843

Perthshire Open Studios 2011

ExhibitionsPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 22:50
It's Open Studios again! We are delighted to invite you to our preview night on
2 September 2011 from 8 pm at Eildon, Main Street, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UQ.

There will be wine & cheese, cheer and good company. Or you can drop in any other time we are open for coffee and cake. (3-4 September and 8 - 11 September 10am - 5pm)

Karen has made lots of new and wonderful jewellry from the unique to the affordable.

Sylvia has steadily expanded her range of beautiful photographs of flora and fauna and is now offering an even more exciting range of greeting cards and notelets.

Sylvia's daughter Gail has been busy crafting and felting. She will also bake her famous cup cakes, short bread and fudge again!

And my new puppy has already inspired a few new etchings and drawings. I've also picked up the paint brush again this year and ventured into some fairytale inspired little canvasses. Some of my work will now be available as greeting cards.

And Bernie still makes the best coffee north of Italy!

Looking forward to seeing you!

The Big Dipper

MiscellaneousPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 22:43
Serendipity (aka Dip, Dippy or Dipper) is now 5 months old and HUGE. She is also very lovely. Here is a picture to demonstrate:
Not a lap dog!

Here are two new pictures she has inspired:
'Thief' is based on a younger Dippy. She still steals stuff and chews stuff, but now she's got her adult teeth the holes are bigger and further apart.

'No chicken' is a mixed media drawing (mainly oil pastels and acrylic) of Dip's surprising encounter with Patrick the rooster. He looked so funny and flappy when he ran away. And then he turned around...!

Edinburgh Festival 2011

EventsPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 22:25
It's Festival time again. Here is what we've seen and enjoyed so far:

Victoria Crowe at the Scottish Arts Club
Being a member, I got to invigilate the show one afternoon and so had plenty of time to look at her work. Amazing, beautiful and very poetic. She's a truely wonderful artist.

Bizarrely, this is to be found in the children's section of the Fringe Programme. It's a work of art that you can take a walk in. Mirazozo is a giant inflatable tent made out of colourful plastic. Sections of the plastic are transparent so that the sunlight forms amazing patterns of light and colour inside the organic space. Add meditative music and this is the most otherworldly place you're going to find in the whole festival. Beautiful and strange.

Out of the Blue
Yes, I admit it, I watched them on X-Factor and all the family loved those preppy Oxford boys who suddenly surprised everyone with a whacky a capella rendition of Lady Gaga. Live, they were even better. It's like a toff, geeky version of Glee, only much, much better!

Camille O'Sullivan
If you like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and other moody singers and are not afraid of a mixture between Sally Bowles, the Wicked Witch of the East and Mrs Doyle, then this is for you. Try her on Spotify if you're not sure or watch her on YouTube. Her show is unique, beautiful, tender and quite mad. I loved it!

Drawing and painting with Damian Callan

MiscellaneousPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 22:09
This summer I treated myself to a weekly painting class with Damian Callan and to a week's summer school of 'drawing and painting the working model'. If anyone is looking for a great teacher, I can only recommend Damian, whose work I have loved for a long time. (

Damian took us to a port, a farm and a coal mine where we had a chance to draw and paint models in these archetypal settings and poses. Not being one for working outside much, drawing in the drizzle was a bit of a new experience, but all in all a great week!

Here are some photos and sketches. (The oil paintings were left in the studio to dry and I have not picked them up yet.)


MiscellaneousPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, August 26, 2011 21:56
This summer, our equestrian pursuits heavily focussed on endurance riding (i.e. competitive hacking, for the un-equestrian), although the 'endurance' element in some cases was taken a bit too literally.
On his first ride of the summer holidays in the sunny Borders, Bernie decided to up the ante by trying to complete the course without his horse. Or his horse decided it would be easier to do the 20k without Bernie. (There is still some debate on this but going solo is against the rules.) In any case, this resulted in a dislocated shoulder (Bernie's) and a trip to the hospital. The endurance bit came after the ride and lasted almost 6 weeks.
Our next ride (minus Bernie) was at the Scottish Championships at Scone. Ana and me had a cracking ride on Saturday with a mad gallop finish. I was completely high on adrenaline until the skies opened on Saturday night and turned the race course into a boating lake. Since no-one had remembered to bring swimming trunks for their steeds, we had to rescue them out of the flooded coralling field shortly before midnight and returned home. The flood endured. (Most tents didn't!)

And finally, Ben & Ana went to young riders camp and came back determined to get their Bronze Thistle Award as soon as equinely possible. (This allows young riders to go without adults.) They had their first successful 30k at the end of the summer holidays and, surprisingly, noone got hurt, exceedingly wet or otherwise tested beyond the normal remit of endurance riding. Let's hope their next ride goes just as well!

Happy birthday Kate

MiscellaneousPosted by Angela Heidemann Fri, July 22, 2011 18:35


Spencer was my bonnie boy.
He made my dear heart sing with joy,
As oft' I gazed in reverie:
This handsome lad belonged to me.

T'is true, I was a little older,
But oh, his youth just made us bolder.
We met in meadows, raced through fields,
Enjoyed each day the sunshine yields.
His eager lips well kent my hand.
His brow the fairest in the land.

Alas, such sweetness cannot last.
Our days of glory have now passed.
His new lass treats him well, of course.
I'm sure she'll love my bonnie horse!


This one is for Kate, whose birthday it is this weekend and who has just had to make a hard, hard decision and sold her beautiful Connemara Spencer. We hope this will make you smile.

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