I haven't been around much recently what with our lives having been turned upside down (in a good way!) Just by way of an update, S is getting on great with the training in his new job and currently travelling all over the North of Scotland learning the ropes. I've handed in my notice at work and will finish up on 14 December which is also the day we're scheduled to hand over the keys to our house.
Last weekend I abandoned the assault course of packing cases waiting to trip me up all over the house and headed off to Amsterdam for a romantic weekend with S to celebrate our 2nd/7th anniversary (More on that later - S currently has all the photos on his camera in Scotland so I can't do my usual travelogue just yet!) Just so I can legitimately link to Paint Party Friday I am regurgitating a sketch I did of houses in Amsterdam for the Sketchbook Project back in 2010 (sorry if anyone from back then remembers this - I promise to have some new art soon!)
Anyway, I'm massively excited because on Friday I'm flying to Inverness to meet up with S and travel up to Thurso where we're spending the weekend looking at 8 different houses - hopefully one of those will be our perfect country cottage.
Now, what with all the new beginnings coming our way, I got to thinking about my blog and how, when I started it, I focussed mainly on 'pointy' paintings. I think I've come quite a long way since then, even though animals are still my main inspiration, I've discovered different mediums and different inspiration from nature, like my rainy windows, and much as I wish I had a definite and easily recognisable signature style, looking through my blog, it's clear that I don't! So, I figured I needed a new name for my blog - something that better reflects my art and my inspirations as they are right now. I wracked my brain trying to come up with something and finally settled on Nic's eARTh because this is my blog about not only my art but about my view of the world that we live in, coloured as it is by my love for animals and all things nature.
I thought it would be doubly appropriate because we're moving to such a different, remote, part of the UK where we'll be surrounded by more nature than you could shake a stick at and I'll no doubt want to
bore enthral any loyal readers with the trials and tribulations of relocating to the wilds of Scotland!
So, please don't adjust your monitors, Pointy Pix has become Nic's eARTh and I'd love it if you would follow me on my new adventure! (I'll still be under www.pointypix.com for a while until I figure out how to change it over)