|'Between the mountains and the sea' - 4 x 4 inches|
It's been over a month since I last blogged and probably that long since I last painted. It seems that my artistic mojo has decided to go on a pre-vacation vacation. I've got ideas popping into my head at a great rate of knots but just don't seem to have the motivation to actually translate them onto canvas. So, I'm going with it. I'll paint when I feel like painting. I did feel like painting a little at the weekend and so I conjured up this imaginary landscape - places like this do exist along the coast up here so it's based loosely in reality.
I wish I could say it's the long hot days of summer that have kept me away from my easel but alas and alack, this summer is turning out to be much like last summer and the summer before that and, indeed, the summer before that as well. I keep reminding myself we didn't move to the far north of Scotland for the weather but I still didn't expect to need a knitted hat and waterproof coat to walk the dogs in August.
Anyway, only one month until S and I fly to Chicago to start our road trip along Route 66 and I am so excited not least because we must surely get some sunshine as we head east to west across the States.
|Available on Artfinder|
In other news, I recently stepped out of my introverted comfort zone and went along on my own to a Creative Conversation - a small group set up by Jana, an artist, who works in St.Fergus Gallery in Wick with the aim of bringing together artists, writers and musicians in the Caithness county area to chat and brainstorm on ways to collaborate and promote our work locally. This one was held in Dunnet Head Lighthouse which has recently been bought by Norman, another artist, who's turned it into the Engine Room art gallery.
|Credit: Jana (who isn't in the photo as she took it!)|
I almost didn't make it as I drove to Duncansby Head Lighthouse (in fairness they both start with D), got there early and just happened to look at the Facebook event page and saw it was actually Dunnet Head, 20 minutes back the way I'd just come (on single track roads for the most part!)Anyway, it was good to meet with other people as I haven't really gotten to know that many folk in the three and a half years I've lived here and I'll look forward to the next get together in October.
I also decided to get some new business cards as I realised that the ones I had were no use to me since I changed my website address. I ordered these mini ones from Moo Cards and I love them - I put a 5 pence piece beside them so you can see how little they are!
|My lovely new Moo business cards|
That's all my news. I may or may not blog again before our holiday - I'll just have to see if my mojo decides to come back first!