Falkirk Wheel and collage artwork

While most places we visited in Scotland were centuries old, in contrast, the Falkirk Wheel was ultra-modern. And ultra-cool!

Instead of moving through the Forth & Clyde canal via a lock, boats go in at the bottom and...

..spin around to the top. It was the most amazing thing to see.

Before I started blogging, and looking at other blogs (many of them collage artists), I would've looked at Susan Myles' artwork, enjoyed it and probably forgotten about it.

Instead, I took closer looks to see what materials she used and took lots of photographs so I could share them here on my blog.

She used photographs of the Wheel and canal, text, watercolor, pen and ink and fabric to create a variety of pieces.

Shown here is just a sampling of each style.

I wished Susan herself was there working, but I did get a peak at her process.

I wish I had bought a few of her cards too.


Flowers in Scotland

From the heather and thistle growing wild to beautifully manicured yards to understated store fronts, I was able to take many floral shots while in Scotland. The plentiful rain sure makes for brightly colored flowers. See more of my vacation photographs on Flickr.