Explore the Shetland shore!

When you walk along the shore line, your never sure what you are going to find! Perhaps nothing different or maybe the most beautiful nugget of worn sea glass you have ever seen! Or a rare sea bean? Having been exploring the beaches around Shetland since a toddler I thought I was familiar with most [...]

By |2020-11-27T11:22:39+00:00November 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Explore the Shetland shore!

How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

As you are probably aware, a website is a very important part of showcasing a product and connecting with customers. So, now that my website - www.sarahkayarts.com is a year old - I thought it was time to take a fresh look at it!   I have decided to redesign the homepage, possibly to include [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:38:50+00:00December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

Craft fair weekend!

  It’s been busy few weeks preparing for Shetland’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, which is this weekend! The craft fair is a hugely popular event in Shetland - it attracted over 4,000 visitors last year. It’s also a special event for Sarah Kay Arts, as it was here that I first tried selling my artwork, [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:22:39+00:00November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craft fair weekend!

Art in Orkney!

New outlets for my art: Orkney   There have been some exciting developments going on lately, which I’m excited to share with you! Sarah Kay Arts has expanded into two outlets in Orkney.   Both are in Kirkwall, Orkney’s capital: Judith Glue, a well established gifts, knitwear and homeware shop on Kirkwall’s man street, and [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:25:16+00:00November 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art in Orkney!

Grotie Buckies!

  I’m always working on new designs and looking to nature for inspiration, and my latest design uses cowrie shells.   I’ve used small box frames (12.5cm square) to house a painted acrylic landscape, finished off with a cowrie shell.   Cowries - or Jenny Wrens as I knew them growing up (perhaps this is [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:29:55+00:00October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grotie Buckies!

Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing - Challister, Whalsay   My favourite hobby, if you hadn’t guessed already, is beachcombing.   This probably started when I was a child, at “the Bug”, the local name for the small beach just below our family home at Challister, in Whalsay, where I grew up. It’s a special beach to me.   On [...]

By |2017-05-08T09:54:32+01:00May 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing – Evie, Orkney

Beachcombing - Evie, Orkney Beachcombing is one of my favourite pastimes; you never know what you will find. While on a beach combing trip to Orkney recently I decided to go to explore a new spot. I came across the beach of Evie, which is a large sandy beach. It had a corrugated pattern in [...]

By |2017-03-28T11:26:35+01:00March 28th, 2017|Artwork|Comments Off on Beachcombing – Evie, Orkney
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