One of the highlights of my year is the Dumfries & Galloway artist’s open studio event, Spring Fling. It’s huge (86 studios this year) and covers a large geographical area, so they divide it into routes; we do a different route each year and this time chose the Green.
it was a joy: wandering semi-aimlessly amongst flowers and trees, finding sculptures as we went. The header image is of one of his pieces hanging in the small woodland part of the garden, (can you imagine having a small woodland?!), if I had a few hundred quid, and a tree, I’d have bought it
We also saw a painter who rendered light beautifully, but my favourite was this note pinned to a noticeboard above her desk:
And, just to make the weekend even better, I popped into the polytunnel to water and found:
and we’ve had two whole weeks of sun!
Today we took my exhibition down – I can’t believe a month has passed! – and it’s now in boxes in the kitchen waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Nothing sold, but two comments in the visitor’s book made it (even more) worthwhile:
one read: Her interpretation of her world! Unusual, through the eyes of an artist!
The other: Love this! So many stories…
Apart from the usual shite (bickering factions), this has been a good week, and looks set to get even better as we are going on holiday, first with the children for a few days, then to the Outer Hebrides by ourselves. I have some kind of idea to post a daily holiday diary – but don’t hold your breath.