I'm quite hyper right now because we're off on our next mini-adventure on Saturday morning. We're packing up the car and getting the ferry to Scotland at silly o'clock to then drive for several hours to the very top of the country and staying in a cottage called Ocean View in a wee place called Thurso in Caithness. (I found a some great photos of the Northern Lights taken by a photographer actually in Caithness but didn't want to use any without permission so you can see them here.)
Ever since we went on a Northern Lights cruise round the coast of Norway a few years ago, we've dreamed of going somewhere like Alaska for another chance to see the amazing Aurora Borealis. Well, it turns out that they're the strongest they've been in 50 years and have already been seen in the skies over parts of England which is pretty amazing. Where we're going couldn't be any further north, as far as the UK goes, and even the moon is in the right phase (waning so that it won't be as bright),so long as we get a few clear night skies, fingers crossed, the lights will put on a display for us!
In art news, I'm working on two pieces at the moment. The first is a large version of the Rainy Days & Mondays mini canvas I did back here. I didn't want to completely replicate it so I changed the clouds a little and invented a few more rain drops. It's still very much a work in progress as there's a lot more I need to do on it. I'm not sure if I though it would be easier to do it big but it turns out it isn't!
|Little and Large - just so you can see I really am working bigger this time!|
The second work in progress is from the Windows to the Soul series and is taken from a beautiful photo that Carrie Layne Mashon put on Paint my Photo. This is acrylic on a large piece of wood S cut for me. It's also still got a long way to go.
|Credit: Carrie Layne Mashon on Paint My Photo|
|Horse's eye - Work in Progress|
Anyway, I just have to get through one last day at work for a week (yay!) . As always I'm linking to Paint Party Friday (now in it's 2nd year!) and I'll try and visit as many PPFers as I can but apologies if I don't get round everyone as I still haven't packed! By the way, thanks very much to everyone who left me such encouraging comments last week. I haven't done anything more about the galleries/shop but I will as soon as I get some more pieces finished.
Oh, and if Ileana might be visiting-I can't get onto your blog anymore and I miss your stories! Please change your settings to allow me back in!