Yay! Further to my previous post, I just received this email – the results of the second round of judging for the National Open Art Exhibition.


We are delighted to inform you that your your submission “The Way” has been selected for the 20th National Open Art Exhibition!

The 20th National Open Art Exhibition is held in the heart of The City of London at Mercers’ Hall. The Mercers’ Company is the Premier Livery Company of the City of London. The Exhibition will take place from the 27 October – 4 November with Free Admission.

Happily these dates coincide with my trip to the mainland so i’ve accepted the invitation for the private viewing on the 29th October – it will only be my third time in London in 30 years!

Crochet afternoons

During the “Walk this Way” exhibition I will be running crochet workshops every Friday afternoon, 2pm to 4.30pm:-

  • 6th May 2016 – The Farmhouse, Callanish. Everything provided, just come along. Beginners more than welcome!
  • 13th May 2016 – Blue Pig Studio, Carloway.
  • 20th May 2016 – The Farmhouse, Callanish.
  • 27th May 2016 – The Farmhouse, Callanish.

Exhibition: Walk This Way

Come to visit our joint exhibition (Blue Pig Studio and Hebridean Imaging). For the whole of May we will be at The Farmhouse, next to Callanish Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis. The exhibition provides some insights into our Camino de Santiago experiences including sketchbooks, journals and found objects. We will also be having a variety of art, photography and crochet/knitting workshops and drop ins – I’ll post details as soon as I can. Will be delighted to see you!

Teeny Tiny Cards

A sample of the cards I’ve been working on for the coming season – these cards are the smallest I do and measure just 2.25″ X 3.5″, the image (a mixture of my own art and digital collage) is mounted in black card and there is a white insert for your message to the recipient. White envelope included and neatly packaged into a cello bag. These will be available in the online shop of the website very soon

£1.40 each

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Gyr Falcon

Well my photo of the Gyr Falcon taken at Baleshare, North Uist this week turned out to be very popular, my Tweet received 262 likes and 121 re-tweets! and both Rare Bird Alert and Birdguides used it in their weekly round up.

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Exhibition planned for 2016

Having recently returned from the Camino de Santiago, The Farmhouse at the Callanish Stones Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis is booked for the whole of May and a joint exhibition will take place with Jane Harlington of the Blue Pig Studio. The exhibition will be focused on the theme of undertaking a journey – let’s face it we have many journeys during our lives. There will also be a variety of workshops taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition where you can come along and try out new techniques. So watch this space!

I’m currently working on a few pieces, one of which is my “journey book” from my first Camino in 2013 and will cover the 44 days of my travels, on foot, during that time. The journey book will be available for viewing during the exhibition. I’m also developing some photographic prints, artwork and cards based on my walks in 2013 and 2015.

Here is just one of the items i’ve been working on – a lino cut multi-media piece called “Lauburu” The lauburu is the symbol of the Basque country and is seen frequently throughout the the first part of the 500 mile walk.

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