I was asked last weeked to put 4 - 8 collage in Inchmore Gallery, near Inverness, wich is opening under new owners mid November. I'm so excited! Needed by Nov 1st but I'm going away the Wednesday, that's 9 days away. I have 3 collage in the studio, thought I'd try to dash off a couple more, oh & cards, too. Hmmm. Then I was asked on Monday if I could take a Christmas card making day at Rag Tag on Friday, session work, of course I can. It was great, v satisfying. I'd already been booked to do a cottage change over for a friend on Sat so add the 4 work days that left 3 days. Hmmm. Today, the last free day, the priority was to make the youngest a birthay cake - he & the middlest were off to work so we had peace & quiet to get it into the oven just as the mother rang this morning. I've beavered away but they aren't complete. 3 might have to do. We'll see if I can't do some beading/sticking with the Single Father tonight. Are we really here again?
(The requested carrot cake was delicious - I cannot believe my baby is 16; that's the important thing)
packaging, burning my bra (!) there are beads there, but a little fuzzy,
an old photo from my drawer, bits & pieces from card making, inside the cardboard from train trip coffee, more grassy stitching
The last trip out with the rellies involved going down the next peninsula up the map of Skye, to Elgol. A 16 mile drive from the main road along the island. When you get there you have to turn around & go back the way you came...or get on a boat. On the way was an archaeological dig - High Pasture Cave - we decided to pop into, been meaning to go for ages. It's been there for years & they told us it would be filled in within the next couple of weeks. I call that timing!
There's a 300m underground stream. I went in about a foot, that was enough for me!
Very exciting, dark & noisy. Had to go thru this trap door - he offered to close it so my eyes could ajust! I declined ;)
Lots of beautiful artifacts from here gone off to Edinbro, lots of inspiration.
On to Elgol & fabulous views. The Isle of Rum & the Cuillin Ridge
The rock formations are stunning, I can show you a tiny few.
Rock pools - I will do something with these, Julie!
Hard to believe this is nature