Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Playing with layers again

The original photo and the layered image, using copy and paste and the eraser brush.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


New rope - old rope and still working on some squares!  (Anybody else having trouble moving images and text around with the new system?)

Monday, 20 September 2010

(My) eye-catching

The real star of a visit to Scotland is the scenery, but a few other treats caught my eye!

You could end up with a smaller bank balance if you visited the Highland Stoneware factory (hardly big enough to be called a factory) in Lochinver. Really interesting to see the artists at work.  You could wander around taking pics without restriction.

No words needed!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Cape Wrath

One of the reasons we went to this part of Scotland was so that we could go to Cape Wrath  (meaning "turning point") which lies at the most North-Westerly point of the mainland and is wild and uninhabited due to the fact that the land is used as a MoD bombing and targeting range.  We knew we had to go by ferry and then mini-bus for the last 12 miles, but had no idea whether the ferry would hold 20?  50?  In the end it was only John and his dog and 8 passengers at a time!  Not a cloud in the sky (very unusual) and a FIRE-RED klaxon next to the lighthouse. Love it!

Monday, 13 September 2010

On my wall

In between trips to Scotland  I thought I'd show you a mixed media piece which I did a while ago and which I had framed.  There's a bit of everything here, FME, soluble papaer, copper shim, angelina fibres. paper fabric.
Still loving these colours!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Beaches and big skies

So many beaches to choose from! And all nearly deserted.  This beach was on the way  to the Summer Isles.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Another day in Scotland

Another two days actually! On this day we walked to the Kirkaig Falls near Lochinver

and then followed the path on to magnificent views of Suilven.
Another day we decided to go to Sandwood Bay. only reached by a 9 mile round walk, one of the best beaches in the uk (but we have some of the best in Northumberland as well!).

After all that walking we had to treat ourselves to a hot chocolate at Cocoa Mountain in the Balnakeil Craft Village near Durness. Expensive, but not to be missed!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Scotland and a great holiday!

Just back from an amazing week in the north-west corner of Scotland where the weather was for the most part more like that of a Greek island (not often you can say that!) and the scenery spectacular.

This was the view from our chalet near Lochinver - very quiet, with lots of bird life and deer which came down to the water at dusk and dawn. The views were amazing and the roads , often single-track, nearly empty.

How about this lovely rusty roof! This was on the walk from Lochinver to the beach at Achmelvich.

More pics later!