#038: my own expectations

Postcard sent to author, blogger and activist, Cory Doctorow.

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#035: sushi bar

Postcard sent to Jenny Niven, co-founder of pushtheboatout.org and former head of literature at Creative Scotland.

This was an old memory from Japonica in Greenwich Village, New York, circa 2013. Funny how totally random moments never leave you.

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#034: kitchen table drawings 2

Anothere handmade postcard sent to Elspeth Murray, the Scottish poet.

It’s a line I’ve used before, but it seemed like an idea Elspeth would really relate to, so I sent it along. Sometimes I do that- find an idea I really like, and try to find new ways to play with it. All artists do this.

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#030 just arrived…

Scottish Project #030 just arrived in Glasgow. A wee bit of damage top left corner, but that’s normal.

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#033: industrialized hopelessness

Hand-drawn postcard sent to Christ Chirnside, in Trinity, Edinburgh.

Chris was a regular at the bar I used to work at as a student. We became friends; we’re still in touch, 35 years later.

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northumberland street

Scottish Project #008 arrived in Northumberland Street, Edinburgh. Looks like it got more than its fair share of postmarks.

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Focusing on myself

Kinda sums up a lot of conversations I had while living out in LA, California. More to do with the people I was hanging out with, than the city as a whole.


New Hughcards, 24th October 2010…

(A wee batch of recent work, most of it published previously on Twitter.)

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Recent arrivals…

Some Scottish friends sent me photos of their new postcards, recently arrived. Most have taken on some damage in transit, but that is part of the story.

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#032: and now we turn

Postcard sent to Catriona MacLeod, a well-known Gaelic singer and also my first cousin, in Strathnaver, Scotland, Growing up I was really close to her dad, my Uncle Donald.

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#031: the light that never goes out

Postcard sent to Catriona Courtier, my dad’s first cousin. She and I were always great pals.

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#030: art is of no use to marxists

Postcard sent to Oscar-nominated Scottitsh film director, David Mackenzie, one of my oldest and dearest friends.

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