Only three original art cards left

Following the fabulous craft fair and fundraiser for MND Scotland yesterday at Carinish Hall in North Uist I now only have three square original art cards left! Shop – Original Art Cards

At some stage I need to get my paints out again and make some more 🙂

A great time was had by all at the event and Ani and Chrissie have raised over £22,000 for MND Scotland – totally amazing and just goes to show what an amazing community we have here 🙂

Day 28 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

My lovely neighbour Norma bought a couple of bunches of tulips round for me. I photographed them and then sat and had a play with the image, collaging it with some stamping from one of my sketchbooks. Nothing like a bit of creativity to take your mind off your worries 🙂 I was pretty happy with the abstract result.

Tulips

Original art cards

I’m happy to say i’ve just added a batch of my original art cards to the online shop – I don’t usually put them online as it’s quite time consuming to photograph each one and then add it individually to the website. I’d done this batch ready for an art and craft sale this coming week but this has now been cancelled so I thought i would release them here 🙂

Each one is different, truly a mini piece of art, inspired by the wonderful colours of Uist – a bargain at just £4 each plus P&P

Here is the shop link: https://www.hebridean-imaging.co.uk/product-category/original-art-cards https://www.hebridean-imaging.co.uk/product-category/original-art-cards

Video production

Had a great week up in Lewis – I was able to get my wee van MoT’d and serviced and the garage also fixed the persistent oil leak.

Another reason for my visit was to have a catch up with my lovely friend Jane – we love to do creative things together and lately have been working together on her website. Jane was keen to make a video where she could talk about her mixed media printmaking process. So we set up a mini tripod with my iPhone and away we went. Very little post-production editing was needed, Jane is a natural when it comes to being filmed 🙂

Jane and I have plans for a joint art project which we’ll be working on during 2021. Can’t say much more than that but all will be revealed later in 2021 hopefully 😉

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.

Hebridean Imaging art and photography outer hebrides mixed media bookmark Hebridean Imaging art and photography outer hebrides mixed media bookmark

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

Hebridean Imaging art and photography outer hebrides

Photo Project 365 – Week 6 – February 2018

This week’s project is Abstract

I wasn’t too sure what I would do for abstract. I mean, what is abstract? What does that actually mean? I have to say though that I have really enjoyed this week it has given me the opportunity to be a little experimental and imaginative. See what you think…

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
36/365 Hob

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
37/365 Cactus

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
38/365 Bowls

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
39/365 Picnic under the pine tree (aka brocolli tree, our rather silly name for it)

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
40/365 Firewood. Lena in spanish though it should have a little squiggle over the n which I can’t seem to be able to do on my laptop…

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
41/365 Shadows. My favourite of all my photos this week. It looks so much like piano keys. The music was provided by the birds.

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
42/365 Fence posts. Way out and whacky! Love spanish fence posts though they are so randomly shaped. No uniformity for them.

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.