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Askernish Open Golf Shopping Experience

To coincide with the Askernish Open Golf Tournament the Askernish Shopping Experience will take place on Saturday 26th August from 10am to 4pm – at the golf course, Askernish, South Uist.

I have a table booked and will have a variety of items for sale including cards, prints, postcards, knitwear and crochet plus hand-painted silk scarves.

Drop by my table to say hi and have a chat!

July – Away on course

Just a reminder that any orders placed via the online shop during the period 8th July to 15th July 2017 will not be dispatched until Monday the 17th July when I return from the Bridge House Art Summers School, week long course Tidelines: Experimental Printmaking I’m really looking forward to the week, the tutor is the fabulous Kittie Jones – who was tutoring on the Seabird Drawing Week that I participated in recently.

Apologies for any inconvenience. I should be able to check my emails while i’m away though I will be out working in the field for 8+ hours a day – If you email I will get back to you as soon as I can!

 

Online shopping – 16th June to 25th June 2017

Just a wee reminder that any orders placed via the online shop during the period 16th June to 25th June 2017 will not be dispatched until the 26th June when I return from the SWLA Seabird Drawing 

Apologies for any inconvenience. I should be able to check my emails while i’m away though I will be out working in the field for 8+ hours a day – If you email I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Seabird Drawing with the SWLA

I now have a week and a bit to catch up on things before heading off to the mainland on the 16th June for the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) Seabird Drawing. I’ll be based at Aberlady Bay and am looking forward to working with some of my very favourite artists: Kittie Jones, Greg Poole, Darren Woodhead and Kim Atkinson. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about going on this course (excited and terrified at the same time haha!). It will be a very intensive week as there will probably be 8 hours a day in the field and then evening sessions back at base but I know that I will learn a massive amount.

So, watch this space for how I get along, I hope to upload some of my field sketches and photos from the trip – hopefully the sea will be calm for the trip out to the Bass Rock!

Callanish Exhibition 2017

Thank you to all customers who purchased from Jane and myself at the exhibition at Callanish this year. We were phenomenally busy during the month – there have been many more tourists visiting our beautiful islands during May this year. At times we were hard pushed to keep up our stock levels and it was lovely to have a constant stream of visitors through the door. I so much enjoy chatting with people, both locals and visitors.

Tuesday afternoon’s saw the return of my regular (while in Lewis!) crochet classes – ladies returned who i’d taught last year plus I taught some new ladies. The intermediate ladies tackled “Corner to corner,” “Making Coasters,” “Making fingerless Mitts” and in the final week “Tunisian Crochet.” A great time crocheting, chatting, drinking coffee and eating cake was had by all 🙂

I have left three framed prints up in Lewis which should, by now, have been delivered to An Lanntair for inclusion in the “Grinneas nan Eilean” exhibition which will take place at An Lanntair from 17th June to 29th July 2017.

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All set up and ready to go on our preview evening.

Hebridean Imaging Yvonne Benting art photography western isles outer hebrides uist callanish exhibition Jane Harlington Blue Pig Studio

Hebridean Imaging Yvonne Benting art photography western isles outer hebrides uist callanish exhibition Jane Harlington Blue Pig Studio

As always Sharon (helped by Julie) did us proud with a fabulous Hebridean themed spread for the preview evening.

 

Sketch outing – Bosta Beach

A beautiful sunny day, so after spending all of it so far indoors manning (womanning?) the Callanish exhibition Jane and I decided, after closing time, to grab our sketchbooks and paints and head out to Bosta beach on the small island of Great Bernera. What a stunning location! The wind was a little chilly but we hunkered down in a sheltered spot, accompanied only by the lively local rabbits and set to capturing the scene.

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Here is my sketch – fineliner pen and a little watercolour added. The weird looking object in the sea is the tide bell which I believe is no longer working? I also did a few sketches of the rabbits which didn’t stay still for more than a few seconds at a time!

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Jane sketching and using watercolours. Hunkered out of the cool breeze.

Hit the ground running…

Phew, well, i’m back from my lovely relaxing break – Texas was very hot and humid compared with the Outer Hebrides (it’s the 24th April today and it’s snowing outside!!).

I’m now running around (headless chicken comes to mind…) getting everything ready as I head up to the Isle of Lewis on Wednesday to make last minute preparations for the exhibition at Callanish which opens officially on Monday 1st May, with a preview evening on Saturday 29th April, 7pm at the Steading, next to the Callanish Visitor Centre, feel free to drop by.

Hebridean Imaging Yvonne Benting art photography western isles outer hebrides uist callanish exhibition Jane Harlington Blue Pig Studio
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