Studio CLOSED 6th June 2019

As i’ll be having a table the Art and Craft Market at Carinish Village Hall, North Uist from 11am to 4.30pm I won’t be open at home that day.

Please feel free to drop by at Carinish and have a chat 🙂

Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

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Cards for the Art/Craft Market – mixed media and collage

Art on the Map 2019

Hebridean Imaging will be officially open from 11am on the 4th June for the Uist Arts Association Art on the Map event.

My opening days and times will be Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, throughout June, July and August.

Please note: There will be some exceptions to these days and times as specified on the home page of my website.

It will be lovely to see you so drop by for a chat!

To see who else is also on the art trail, a list of Art on the Map related events and to download the leaflet visit the Uist Arts Association website

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Look for my “OPEN” sign – if it’s out by the road the studio is open 🙂

Free Books!

Yes, really. No catch at all.

I’m setting up a bookshelf – all books are free, mostly pre-loved, already read books. Those of you that know me are already aware that i’m a lifelong bookworm 🙂

I heard about Bookcrossing in a book I read earlier this year and though it sounded like a great idea. Since then i’ve been labelling all the books that I pass along to people and thought that I would set up an Official Bookcrossing Zone while i’m open during the summer.

So, if you are on holiday in the Outer Hebrides and the weather is getting you down and you need some fresh reading material drop by and have a look to see if anything suits you.

Oh, and I also sell handmade bookmarks 😉

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Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...

Waiting for Puffins….

People are always asking me for Puffin photos – my collection was meagre so I decided late last year that in 2018 I would make a concerted effort to get some good photos of them. So, after visiting one of the off-shore, uninhabited islands recently I was  able to get some great Puffin shots. I’ve just sent my favourite image of the bunch off to the printers to be made into a square greeting card, hopefully they should arrive here very soon! Puffins are so cute! I took hundreds of shots.

Once I receive the order the cards will be on sale here online and at a variety of retail outlets for £2.50 which includes an envelope.

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Making bookmarks…

Had a lovely time in my studio this afternoon making up some mixed media bookmarks – I’ve been having trouble keeping up with demand for these, with this little lot that will mean i’ve made 90 so far this year – and every single one different. They are now all packaged up and will be on the shelf at the Uist Craft Producers shop at Kildonan, South Uist tomorrow. £3 each which includes and envelope 🙂

Confession time: Sometimes I like one so much I keep it for myself, I have a wee collection dotted around the house.

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Daytrip to Ullapool

I tagged along with Jane and her weekly art group on their “grand day out” to Ullapool today. We had a brilliant day out and mooched around the shops and galleries, sat in the hot (yes, hot!) sun and drank tea, coffee and cold beer.

Our main purpose for going was to visit Kittie Jones’s exhibition that was on at the Ceilidh Place and to see Kittie give her artist’s talk during the afternoon. The talk was great and we had the opportunity afterwards to have a look through Kittie’s sketchbooks.

I took half an hour before the talk to do a sketch of The Ceilidh Place

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Photo Project 365 – Week 10 – March 2018

This week’s theme is Season – Spring

I have to say that it is looking pretty spring-like here in Andalusia compared with the UK who have had lots of cold weather and snow. It has been very windy and rainy here with quite a few thunder storms but it has been warm, usually between 12 and 20C during the daytime so I can’t complain at all!

Visible migration has also been quite amazing some days in between the showers with hundreds of Black Kites and White Storks going over on some days, heading north.

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64/365 Some type of asphodel growing everywhere at La Janda

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65/365 Flowers of the squirting cucumber plant

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66/365 Flowers growing in the garden. Certainly does look very spring-like!

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67/365 I can’t even get a rubber plant to grow this well inside the house at home – let alone outside!

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68/365 Lavender growing in the garden.

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69/365 Herbs growing on the windowsill – we are under instruction from the house owner to make sure they are watered – hasn’t been a problem with all this rain though 🙂

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70/365 Not very spring-like. Rain all day…

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve done 70 days already, where has all that time gone…

This week i’ve been using the following while working on my project:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.