All done, finished, sorted, sent off…..the summer is for archive research and then it all starts again in September. We had a few days of gorgeous warm weather, perfect for sitting out side and (pretending) to write.
After the week of Stirling and London it was time to chill in my new PJ’s – with pompoms. Too nice for bed? Perfect for the summer?
I was delighted to be the morning speaker at the Scottish EG Regional Meeting in Stirling. 242 people had tickets. I made my talk an overview of the last few years, from landscapes in rain, through to the hares and recent studies which will inform later work. It was wonderful to meet so many people I had taught in the past – from Elgin and Aberdeen and Dumfries to name a few. Huge thanks to Angela who helped me set up and take down, it made all the difference. And to AVG for bringing the goodies I ordered beforehand!Can’t believe I am only just blogging this and it happened over a month ago on the 21st April!
In April I had the fortune to travel north to Stirling and was able to tick another castle off my list – Doune Castle near Stirling, as seen in Outlander…. as seen by lots of tourists. Luckily left as the coach was arriving…
(Damn that red fire extinguisher!)
More info here if you’d like to read up on its history.
I (should/ plan to / aim for / ideally) send out 4 newsletter a year…. and a new one will be coming through in a few weeks, so do sign up to make sure you receive it.
Last time I was in Stitch Magazine was way back in 2006 with the Towers of Flowers.
I’ve been commission to write about my present day practise and it should be in the August/September issue. 12 years is FAR too long a gap!
was, still is one of my smaller framed pieces who sold at St Abbs.
(When they leave me it almost feels like a bereavement, or sending out your children into the world on their own, silly, but very true!)
First booking of the year and a great day – met so many lovely people, both customers and stall holders. Next weekend I’m at Durham EG with the new talk on hares followed by a workshop on Sunday where I’ll be teaching drawing with the sewing machine.