Lochboisdale Summer Market

Phew, Now that I have quite a few retail outlets, let alone here at my studio, I’m struggling to keep up with the cardmaking and printing of prints! And that’s apart from all the other work I have on at the moment (a couple of new websites for people in progress, some print work for another artist and some graphic design work for another client!). But, it’s a short tourist season here in the Outer Hebrides so I have to work flat out for a few months. It’s the same every year…

Thankfully at this time of year, this far north, it’s light until well after 11pm so i’m able to chill out and have a late evening walk if the weather is nice.

Midsummer Midnight

I received an invitation to participate in the Lochboisdale Summer Market which sounded like a good opportunity so I said yes. The market is at Talla Chidhe and will be open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday from the 29th June until the last day, 7th August which is actually a Sunday but is the day of the Ben Kenneth race – usually a really fun day 🙂

I went down today to set all my stuff up and the organisers had very kindly given me a table by the wall and the wall had a rail system for hanging a couple of framed prints.

The official opening of the market will be on Saturday so i’ll be down there for that. At other times the market will be manned by a variety of either staff or volunteers. I’ll post photos on Saturday or Sunday of the opening.

My daughter and her husband are due to arrive on the ferry from the mainland late on Saturday evening so i’m very excited about that – i’m looking forward to having lots of mother and daughter knit/crochet sessions 🙂 Kat wants me to teach her how to crochet so i’m sure that will be possible during the two weeks that they are here.

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