Friday, June 20

Glorious June

How easily we all slip into summer mode - expecting to wake each morning to warm dry days. I think we are well practised in the art of relishing every minute, knowing only too well the huge variety of alternative climates we will wake to the rest of the year...

 Hedgerow and home

I was in Peebles for a few hours on Thursday, meeting my Working Perspectives hosts. Hugh grabbed a lift and went cycling off along the quieter roads for a while.
Peebles – Creative Place is a year-long programme of events which aims to bring creative work into public spaces, work places and private houses so that everyone living in, working in, or visiting Peebles in 2014 has unexpected chances to experience the arts.

Working Perspectives is a project that takes individual artists into all sorts of businesses and workplaces in the town. I have been paired with the Castle Warehouse and I love it! On Thursday I met lots of the staff and saw behind the scenes. Everything from attic offices to cellar storerooms, and even a secret painted vennel. So much scope for inspiration. 
Over the next few months I will travel up and down to the town as I work on the pieces I want to create. I may give you sneak peeks if I am brave enough.

Home again and Hugh has set to work to create a doorway into what will be my new workshop. This is hugely exciting for me. Tart HQ has been quirky and fun to work in but this space will suit me better. The caravan will be up for grabs in another month or two (ideal playroom/hideaway/spare accommodation - wired and with working gas fire and hob...)

Off out tomorrow. A long long awaited trip to Bridge of Allan to the one day wonder that is World Textile Day - Scotland. A handful of highly regarded traders and a couple of talks which promise to intrigue and inspire. My pal and I are heading off early to ensure we get seats for the first talk!

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