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Seal of Approval

Seal Of Approval A new friend with expertise in archaeology and anthropology (and a lovely sense of humour) took me to a part of the island of Luing I’d only observed from the road some 60-70 metres above, a few … Continue reading

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Botany For Beginners

Botany For Beginners Here on the island of Luing, in the Inner Hebrides, a great deal of the land is pasture grazed by the unique Luing cattle..of which more later. After a few months in residence (not IN the pasture) … Continue reading

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For All Time

For All Time Our new garden field (once a much-loved garden but sadly fallen into disuse) slopes off into ‘infinity’ – ending as it does, abruptly, at the edge of a bracken-strewn rock-face dropping around forty metres to the foreshore … Continue reading

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The Wonder Of White

The Wonder Of White In the visible spectrum white reflects light and is the presence of all colours. Associated with innocence, simplicity, spirituality, goodness, safety, brilliance, cleanliness, the colour of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean. Of these I know … Continue reading

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Empty Words

Empty Words Enquiring into some of the bigger questions in life recently – amongst them the shock of being a society that lives with the knowledge of the plight of the people forced to flee from their homelands – and … Continue reading

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How Sweet It is

How Sweet It is After a lovely evening the next day seemed set for fair weather and so it turned out. There’s a quiet beauty about Galloway at this transition between seasons.. when winter, spring and summer together vie for … Continue reading

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Time and Tide

Time and Tide It’s the time of year to get jaunty. Must be my upbringing, in a largely coastal area, that’s to blame. I’ve witnessed many a tide to my constant pleasure, and I look forward to many more; within … Continue reading

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Bewitched

Bewitched Secret places bewitched me as a child. Tiny caves between two rocks. The corner of an overgrown orchard busy with buzzing bees. The mass of wild, yellow flag iris – and their heady scent on a hot July day … Continue reading

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Nature Knows

Nature Knows Nature ‘itself’ knows no superior. Not stencilled and embroidered, in silver and carmine silk thread on a piece of midnight blue velvet. Not when printed on a linen cushion.. ..or on a textile print lampshade. Not in a … Continue reading

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Cooking Up A Storm

Cooking Up A Storm I’ve spent some of the past week exploring the possibilities of the landscape near my new home – in terms of photography, drawing and painting. Here an image becomes watery inspiration for a textile. Walking the … Continue reading

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