Not a bad commute eh? Just one view on the road form Nedd to Ullapool…..
I’m sitting in ‘the soon to be open’ Market Street Collective Shop at An Talla Solais in Ullapool, it is cold and clear and the air smells of ozone. There is a fabulous print exhibition on in the main Gallery, and interesting folk coming in to look around.
Before the shop can open there are plinths to be moved, shelves to put up, doors to hang…. lighting, whitewashing, book keeping, form filling, advertising, emailing etc, etc – I’m looking forward to the fun bit – displaying & selling the fine arts and crafts from local makers once again. Watch this space for opening info and photos.
We’ve had the best of the weather again up here in the North West Highlands – with almost 4 weeks of sun, cold, bright, crisp days – frosty, clear nights punctured by shooting stars & fragranced by wood smoke.
Spent the afternoon at An Talla Solais in Ullapool yesterday – doing a dry point engraving class, I had great fun with really good company & a great teacher – but most importantly I renewed my interest in printing…
I have always returned to mono prints – but now I think I will keep going with the engraving, there are always new techniques to learn and products to use….
It’s a long time since I was an art student, and I tend to do what I’m comfortable with…….so my new moto is to start learning, keep experimenting, & keep going!
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Its been busy at Oystercatcher Cottage, friends have been visiting and new work has been made. We also entered work into the West Coast Open exhibition at An Talla Solais in Ullapool, we’ve supported ATS since it’s inception, it is a fantastic organisation, showcasing and supporting local artists. If you get the chance please go along, it’s a great gallery and a wonderful opportunity to see the work of artists/makers from across the Highlands. Check out – http://antallasolais.org.