Originally published August 9, 2016

Well I'm back from my trip to Scotland! I finished going through my sketches and thousands (yes, literally thousands) of pictures and I wanted to share a few with you. I was in awe of the detailed architecture (including a few Outlander sites) as well as the breathtaking scenery. My sister couldn't have chosen a lovelier place for her wedding. From the rolling hills in the Highlands, which are often dotted with sheep and highland cattle (also known as "hairy coo" because of their abundant coats); to the haunting Gothic, sandstone buildings of Edinburgh; to the stubborn, hardy, lavender thistles that are determined to add beauty to the most rugged surroundings, I don't think there is anywhere on earth quite like this place. My next collection will feature Scottish patterns and prints inspired by my travels.

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August 09, 2016 — Melissa Colson
Tags: inspiration

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