I’ve been painting!
It’s great to have been painting again after all my wire work in the last wee while, I decided that I’d have another go with watercolours. I unearthed some photos I took up near Ullapool a few years ago and chose one of Loch Broom to use.
Here’s the result:
It’s fine, It hasn’t photographed particularly well but it’s ok. I enjoyed painting it but I’m not convinced by the result.
I haven’t posted in a long while, things have been really busy for me lately with a new job, personal/family problems and a two week holiday to France. I am still very very busy but It really bothered me not having posted in so long.
So here I am.
The only arty time I’ve had has been during my holiday soo that’s what I’ll focus on here.
Here are a few pictures.
France was lovely we were in the Landes region, plenty of opportunity to visit the coast, we even took a short trip into Spain.
Hmm…I’ve just realized I’ve no pictures of the paintings I worked on when we were away, It’s late now so I’ll take some and do another quick post tomorrow.
To be continued…
Every year some time in the week after Christmas my dads side of the family go on a trip to the beach together, despite the freezing weather. We all head out to Kinshaldy beach (next to Tentsmuir Forest in Fife) and go a long walk along the beach, fulled by hot soup and tea. Afterwards we go back to my grandparents house to warm up, spend some more time together and usually order take away food.
This year my youngest cousin spent most of the walk gathering shells which I helped her wash at our grandparents house, afterwards she very kindly presented me with her favorite shell in thanks for my help.
The shell has sat on a shelf since the end of December.
I’ve been spending a lot more time with my youngest cousin recently, she’s very clever and sweet. She talks a lot about how much she enjoys gathering shells, she often brings out her collection to show me and offers to share them with me.
Yesterday I decided to take the shell down from the shelf and add it to a wee necklace as a gift for her.
I think she’ll like it.
I went a lovely walk at the beach yesterday with Charlie and the parents. I decided to take a few photo’s and have that be my “creative thing” of the day. The walk was really nice though a little chilly.
Charlie loves the beach and it’s always useful to have her jacket on when we go, so she doesn’t disappear amidst the sand.
I’ve set myself an unofficial target of doing at least one creative thing a day. Most days recently I’ve chosen to paint, but today I was busier and wanted to do something a bit different.
So when I went a nice walk with the dog at a local beach, I gathered up some seaglass I found, as well as a few bits of pottery and some nice wee stones.
I’m planning to use some of the pieces I gathered to make a few wire-wrapped seaglass pendants later on in the evening.
I always enjoy walking near water and I really love being near the sea, I definitely miss living next to the (river) Tay. I’m pretty sure that staying in such a lovely setting next to the water was one of the main things that kept me going when I was struggling at university. It’s nice revisiting the sense of wellbeing that the salt air brings.